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Alcatraz 

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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Cast

Series cast summary:
Sarah Jones ...  Detective Rebecca Madsen 13 episodes, 2012
Jorge Garcia ...  Dr. Diego Soto 13 episodes, 2012
Jonny Coyne ...  Warden Edwin James 13 episodes, 2012
Parminder Nagra ...  Dr. Lucy Banerjee 13 episodes, 2012
Sam Neill ...  Emerson Hauser 13 episodes, 2012
Cameron K. Smith Cameron K. Smith ...  Alcatraz Guard 13 episodes, 2012
Leon Rippy ...  Dr. Milton Beauregard 12 episodes, 2012
Jason Butler Harner ...  Deputy Warden E.B. Tiller 10 episodes, 2012
David Hoflin ...  Tommy Madsen 8 episodes, 2012
Jeffrey Pierce ...  Jack Sylvane 6 episodes, 2012
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Storyline

Switching between eras, Alcatraz focuses on the Alcatraz prison, which was shut down in 1963 due to unsafe conditions for its prisoners and guards. The show's premise is that both the prisoners and the guards disappeared in 1963 and have abruptly reappeared in modern-day San Francisco, where they are being tracked down by a government agency. Written by ahmetkozan

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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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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 January 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alcatraz See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

The San Francisco Police Department does not use the title of detective for investigators. They are instead called inspectors. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) See more »

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Great show, but don't expect it to be lost
18 January 2012 | by JohnMarston123See all my reviews

I watched both episodes and ill admit this show got me intrigued, while it does have the same excitement and suspense as lost, don't expect it to be exactly the same. Its a different plot with different aspects. Although its too early to tell, i think this show will be a success, not over hyped like terra nova. I think the cast choice was decent, although i am eager to see more of Jack Sylvane (Jeffrey Price)i thought he gave the show a touch of suspense and left me wondering about his history and what he has been through. a suggestion would be to bring flashbacks of his time before alcatraz maybe the previous prison he was in or how he met his wife, we can see he is very emotionally attached to her. I have to say Jorge Garcia did disappoint me in this show, but its probably because i expected him to be the same from lost, but who knows maybe that character would be more enjoyable than hugo from lost. i give this show an 8 out of 10 and lets see what the future holds for alcatraz


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