Alcatraz (2012)

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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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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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Brilliant if it wasn't cancelled
21 August 2013 | by (South Africa) – See all my reviews

It is such a fresh and new kind of detective series! Yes you have your standard one crime case investigation per episode, but there's a master story behind it all which I found very intriguing.

I agree that the whole concept may be a bit far-fetched, but then again we're not watching it because it's a documentary. We watch it to entertain ourselves, and entertain it did. I just love the snippets where it takes the viewer back to 1960 in the prison, that must be my favourite part of the series. I think it would've been an awesome series even if the whole series was set in 1960, just featuring the inmates' and warden's lives back then.

I would've given this series a 9 out of 10, were it not for the fact that the series was cancelled. There is such a lot of questions and mysteries still needing to be answered, that watching this series leaves me very frustrated.


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