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"Prison Break" The Mother Lode (2009)

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Prison Break: Season 4: Episode 17 -- Michael and Sarah hit the road, while T-Bag and Self's search for Scylla leads to an unexpected discovery.


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Original Air Date:
17 April 2009 (Season 4, Episode 17)
Lincoln and his men (Self, T-Bag, Mahone) are trying to find Scylla. They try to find a clue for the key from the fake buyer who killed Gretchen... See more » | Full synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Jonathan Glassner 
Writing credits
Paul Scheuring (created by) (as Paul T. Scheuring)

Seth Hoffman (written by)

Produced by
Marty Adelstein .... executive producer
Ellen Marie Blum .... co-producer
Garry A. Brown .... producer
Zack Estrin .... co-executive producer
Kevin Hooks .... executive producer
Neal H. Moritz .... executive producer
Matt Olmstead .... executive producer
Dawn Parouse .... executive producer (as Dawn Olmstead)
Brett Ratner .... executive producer
Nick Santora .... co-executive producer
Paul Scheuring .... executive producer (as Paul T. Scheuring)
Karyn Usher .... co-executive producer
Agatha Warren .... co-producer (as Agatha Aro Warren)
Nicholas Wootton .... consulting producer
Original Music by
Ramin Djawadi 
Cinematography by
Fernando Argüelles (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Dino DeLorenzo  (as Dino C.C. De Lorenzo)
Casting by
Scott Genkinger 
Debbie George  (as Deborah George)
Junie Lowry-Johnson 
Production Design by
Philip Leonard  (as Phillip Leonard)
Set Decoration by
Jackie Carr 
Costume Design by
Taneia Lednicky 
Makeup Department
Bret Mardock .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Richleigh Heagh .... unit production manager (as Richleigh Hz Heagh)
Dave Lifshin .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ingrid K. Behrens .... second assistant director
Brian Faul .... first assistant director
John P. Gordon .... first assistant director: second unit
Eric Norris .... second unit director
Gary Cotti .... dga trainee (uncredited)
Kevin McNamara .... second second assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Alan Coombs .... labor foreman
Tom Day .... property master (as Thomas E. Day)
Tim Donelan .... leadman (as Timothy Donelan)
Tomas Sallvin .... construction coordinator (as Tomas Ivar Sallvin)
Doug Anderson .... lead plasterer (uncredited)
Jeff Angelo .... assistant property master (uncredited)
Philip Fitzpatrick .... on-set dresser (uncredited)
Kenneth Jensen .... general foreman (uncredited)
John Risso .... paint supervisor (uncredited)
John Robertson .... set dresser (uncredited)
Sound Department
Damon Cohoon .... assistant sound editor
Steffan Falesitch .... dialogue editor
Christopher Landers .... additional re-recording mixer
Zeke Richardson .... sound editor
Shelley Roden .... foley artist
Jody Thomas .... foley artist
Ryan Maguire .... foley mixer (uncredited)
Christopher T. Silverman .... sound (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Frank Ceglia .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
Raoul Bolognini .... visual effects producer
Carolyn Martin .... visual effects coordinator
Rocco Passionino .... visual effects supervisor
Tanner Gill .... stunts
Terry James .... stunt driver
Eric Norris .... stunt coordinator
Winston West .... stunts
Alina Andrei .... stunt double: Sarah Wayne Callies (uncredited)
Billy Bussey .... stunts (uncredited)
Christian Gill .... stunts (uncredited)
Rob King .... utility stunts (uncredited)
Henry Kingi Jr. .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Diana R. Lupo .... stunt double: Sarah Wayne Callies (uncredited)
Roberto 'Sanz' Sanchez .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Joe Crouch .... video playback technician
Graeme Dickson .... grip
David Erickson .... second assistant camera
Bryan Fletchall .... technocrane operator
Anthony Gudino .... set lighting technician
Gordon Hayes .... best boy electric
Danny Horne .... first assistant camera
Alex Jachno .... gaffer
Jonathan O'Neil .... rigging gaffer electric
Michael Woodside .... electrician
Arin Artounian .... computer/video engineer (uncredited)
Greg Gayne .... still photographer (uncredited)
Casting Department
Annie Muñoz .... extras casting (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Carly J. Mills .... set costumer
Michael A. Russell .... costume supervisor
Christina Sbong .... costume production assistant
Suzy Magnin .... costumer/shopper (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Tamar Feder .... post-production assistant
Evan A. Snider .... post-production coordinator (as Evan Snider)
Ken Van Deest .... final colorist (uncredited)
Location Management
Peter M. Robarts .... location manager (as Peter Roberts)
Joshua D. Clark .... assistant location manager (uncredited)
Music Department
Bryce Jacobs .... assistant composer
Transportation Department
Thomas A. Gordon .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Shelley Andagan .... assistant: Mr. Adelstein
Josh Botana .... office production assistant
Jo Brake .... assistant production office coordinator
Ryan Causey .... assistant: Mr. Hooks
Angela Padilla Clark .... production coordinator (as Angela N. Padilla)
Scott Cohn .... accountant
Christine Conley .... assistant: Mr. Brown
Sylvia Franklin .... script coordinator
Dawn Gilliam .... script supervisor
Seth Hoffman .... executive story editor
Sam Littenberg-Weisberg .... assistant to writer
Tim Rogers .... set production assistant
Kelli Stember .... assistant: Mrs. Olmstead
Luke Thompson .... production assistant
Mary Trahan .... assistant: Mr. Olmstead
Christian W. Trokey .... story editor (as Christian Trokey)
Kalinda Vazquez .... story editor
Philip Banks .... production assistant (uncredited)
Abby Cobelli .... payroll accountant (uncredited)
Michael Glenn .... assistant: writer (uncredited)
Simeon Jones .... production assistant (uncredited)
Megan Lurty .... production assistant (uncredited)
Jihane Mrad .... production assistant (uncredited)
Oscar Sosa .... first assistant accountant (uncredited)

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Paul Scheuring  created by (as Paul T. Scheuring)

Makeup Department
Gil Romero .... special effects appliances
Sound Department
Karl Dondlinger .... boom operator: second unit
Stefan Fraticelli .... foley artist
Marc Meyer .... sound effects editor
Visual Effects by
Kristen Branan .... head of production: Zoic Studios
Justin Jones .... digital compositor
Nathan Overstrom .... digital compositor
Corinne Pooler .... producer: Digital Dream
Bob Colletti .... stunts
Chris Nolte .... stunt double
Linda Perlin .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Gary Tolbert .... aerial camera operator
Gary Tolbert .... aerial director of photography
Timothy Troy .... electrician
Steven J. Winslow .... aerial camera technician: Wescam camera
Kevin Wisor .... electrician
Casting Department
Clint Alexander .... casting coordinator: New York
Enero .... extras casting assistant
Meghan McLaughlin .... casting assistant
Bizhan Shahpar .... extras casting assistant
Jonathan Skogmo .... extras casting assistant
Editorial Department
Matt McClain .... dailies colorist
Jason Zakarian .... post-production assistant
Location Management
Chris-Teena Constas .... location assistant
Rosa Yang Kato .... assistant location manager (as Rosa Yang Kato)
Martha Lafage .... assistant location manager
Music Department
Todd Haberman .... additional music arranger
Other crew
Siobhan Barnett .... office production assistant
Adam Boor .... production assistant
Kevin Boyd .... video coordinator
Diane Frances Fisher .... stand-in
Joseph R. Fitzgerald .... production assistant
P.J. Haines .... chef
Anna Ingenthron .... production assistant
Lynn C. Marchionno .... first assistant accountant
Marcus 'Q' Quandt .... production assistant
Stefan Rand .... production assistant
Paul Ruffolo .... additional set production assistant
Shenika Smart .... assistant accountant/payroll
Katie Wech .... assistant to writer
Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies
  • IVC  post-production facilities (digital mastering)

Additional Details

45 min

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Plot holes: (around 4min 30Sec) the company guy shoot the wall and make a gun mark on the wall near the Micheal but 2 second later when the camera shows the guy himself run by the wall there in no gun mark there.See more »
Lincoln Burrows:[about a photo of Lincoln and his pregnant mother] It's been doctored.
Alex Mahone:I'm not sure about that. The lighting, the shadows, they all sync up perfectly.
Lincoln Burrows:But this is a '78 Zephyr. Michael was born in '76.
Alex Mahone:You're the only one who could have picked up on that. She doctored that for you.
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9 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
The Power of Christina, 6 July 2009
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Please read only after watching the episode

Michael and Sara are chased by the Company's men; they hitchhike in a truck, but the driver is killed and they are trapped in the trunk. Meanwhile, Lincoln, Mahone, Self and T-Bag investigate the two sophisticated and expensive keys they took from the buyer that shot Gretchen. They find two possible addresses, and while Lincoln and Mahone goes to a mansion, Self and T-Bag heads to a church trying to find Scylla. Lincoln finds a picture from the 70's of his mother Christina and he unravels the secret message with the location where he might meet her. Meanwhile Christina orders an attempt against the life of General Krantz but he escapes with minor injuries only. Lincoln meets his mother and she asks two days for him to remove General Krantz from the direction of the Company and leave Michael and Lincoln free. When Lincoln decides to meet Christina again, his life is in serious jeopardy.

After the long period without "Prison Break", I finally decided to see this series again, and I recapped watching the last episode again to remember how this series abruptly ended a couple of days before Christmas. The plot now is too complicated and I do not know how the author will resolve the story with a decent conclusion since neither General Krantz nor Christina are the "good guys" and it seems that it will be very difficult for Michael and Lincoln to get free in the end. The end of this show gives a glimpse of how much Christina cares for Lincoln. The last chance for a good resolution of "Prison Break" was when Self appeared like a representative of the government promising amnesty for the group. Now it seems to be very difficult to have a good solution due to the huge power of the Company, where everybody seems to be involved. The romance between the selfish and egocentric Michael and the sweet Sara has a total lack of chemistry and it would be better off if Sara had really died in the past. The character of Michael is now wasted, at least for me, and Mahone and Lincoln are saving the show. My vote is eight.

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