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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Series cast summary:
 Detective Rebecca Madsen (13 episodes, 2012)
 Dr. Diego Soto (13 episodes, 2012)
 Warden Edwin James (13 episodes, 2012)
 Dr. Lucy Banerjee (13 episodes, 2012)
 Emerson Hauser (13 episodes, 2012)
 Dr. Milton Beauregard (12 episodes, 2012)
 Deputy Warden E.B. Tiller (10 episodes, 2012)
 Tommy Madsen (8 episodes, 2012)
 Jack Sylvane (6 episodes, 2012)


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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Det. Madsen drives a green 1968 Ford Mustang 390 GT 2+2 Fastback, the exact color, make and model of the car from Bullitt (1968) driven by Steve McQueen. Bullitt also takes place in San Francisco. See more »


Referenced in Live! with Kelly: Episode dated 20 February 2012 (2012) See more »

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A quite interesting idea which adds more to the expectations
10 February 2012 | by (Greece) – See all my reviews

I can't understand why all this hate, this is a great show. Abrahams (as i think it is spelled) gives exactly what he promises, a show with an interesting plot to follow, some good characters and a mysterious conspiracy for which the more you learn the most you want to stick with it until the end I loved lost, I loved its style and that is exactly why i will continue to watch this series, hoping not to stop before it is supposed to. Watch it, give it some time, lost wasn't all that great from the start. I am sure that after 2 or 3 episodes you will be captivated. J.J did it again and i am sure that this sci-fi genius has many aces up to his sleeve. All of you who don't believe, think of lost and fringe, and if you haven't checked them yet, don't waste any time. Stop hating,start watching and i am sure you will be pleased

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