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An update to the cult favorite series from the 1960s about a government agent who is kidnapped and sent to a remote island known as "the Village".
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 M2 (6 episodes, 2009)
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 11-12 (6 episodes, 2009)
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 21-16 (3 episodes, 2009)
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 Surveillance Target / ... (3 episodes, 2009)
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 1891 / ... (2 episodes, 2009)
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 23-90 (2 episodes, 2009)
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 Shopkeeper / ... (2 episodes, 2009)
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 Curtis' PA / ... (2 episodes, 2009)
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 765 - Wonkers (2 episodes, 2009)
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 Butler (2 episodes, 2009)
Savannah Charon Esau ...
 832 (2 episodes, 2009)
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 23-30 - Wonkers (2 episodes, 2009)
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 554 / ... (2 episodes, 2009)
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A New Yorker awakens to find himself in a place called The Village run by a man known as Two. As everyone in The Village is referred to only by a number, everyone in The Village refers to him as Six - despite he himself knowing that he has another name - and seems to know who he is. He is told he lives in The Village and that The Village is the only reality there is. Six's mission becomes to find out where The Village is, who Two is and why he is seemingly keeping him prisoner in The Village (despite Two stating that Six is a free man), and how he can escape to his life back in New York. Six has to learn who among the Villagers he can trust - who include a doctor named 313, a cab driver named 147, and Two's own son named 11-12 - in his quest to escape from The Village. Six also has recurring memories of his life in New York, including an encounter with a woman named Lucy, which may be part of the key to discovering why he's in The Village. Written by Huggo

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The Prisoner - Der Gefangene  »

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John Lithgow was considered for Number 2, but scheduling conflicts with Season 4 of Dexter (2006), forced him to turn it down. See more »

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Steaming pile of equine excrement
17 November 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As a fan of the original Prisoner I can't begin to say how incredibly disappointed I am with this "remake". The "plot" is non-existent and makes no sense. It might be good if it had characters that made kept your interest in spite of the unintelligible plot line but sadly there isn't a single character that makes me care about what happens to them. In the original Patrick McGoohan was an excellent actor and portrayed an engaging character. The character of 6 in the original embodied the admirable quality of not giving up in spite of the odds. He was direct, smart and capable. In contrast, this 6 is a confused mamby-pamby guy with the personality of a doorstop. I am especially disappointed that one of my favorite actors, Ian McKellen would agree to appear in this mess. I think Patrick McGoohan is turning over in his grave.


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