In 1963, all the prisoners and guards mysteriously disappear from Alcatraz. In the present day, they resurface and a secret agency are tasked with re-capturing them.
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 Detective Rebecca Madsen (13 episodes, 2012)
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 Dr. Diego Soto (13 episodes, 2012)
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 Warden Edwin James (13 episodes, 2012)
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 Dr. Lucy Banerjee (13 episodes, 2012)
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 Emerson Hauser (13 episodes, 2012)
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 Dr. Milton Beauregard (12 episodes, 2012)
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 Deputy Warden E.B. Tiller (10 episodes, 2012)
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 Tommy Madsen (8 episodes, 2012)
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 Jack Sylvane (6 episodes, 2012)
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On March 21, 1963, the inmates and guards at Alcatraz prison mysteriously disappear. To cover up the problem, the government reports to the public that the prison has been closed because of unsafe conditions. A secret government unit was set-up to find the prisoners. Now, in the present-day, the inmates begin returning - unaged and unaware of where they have spent the missing decades - and continue their criminal ways. They are acting out of character and appear to be searching for specific objects. A federal agent employs a police officer and a conspiracy theory novelist to help track them down. Written by Kad

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On March 21st, 1963, Alcatraz officially closed. All the prisoners were transferred off the island. Only, that's not what happened... not at all. See more »


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16 January 2012 (USA)  »

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Even though the show is set in San Francisco, and some of the pilot was filmed in the city and on Alcatraz itself, the producers of the show opted to film the rest in Vancouver, mainly because of the much more attractive production rebates than California and the city of San Francisco could offer, much to the chagrin of the San Francisco film industry. See more »

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Despite the character being an American, there are many instances where the actor playing the Warden's (Jonny Coyne) accent shows off his London, England roots. See more »

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Good show
11 March 2012 | by See all my reviews

Hey all..

I have read some reviews here on the site for this show. And people are giving this 5 stars and has only seen 17 min or the first 2 episodes. Come on guys make and review when you at least have seen 5 or more episodes. Its a slow start but this show is getting more interesting further it goes! Maybe they could have found a better Female cop for this show but overall the acting is good and the story is getting better and better. I will look forward to see where this series is going!

Sry for the bad grammar but i am from Denmark :-)


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