Due to a political conspiracy, an innocent man is sent to death row and his only hope is his brother, who makes it his mission to deliberately get himself sent to the same prison in order to break the both of them out, from the inside.
An innocent man is framed for the homicide of the Vice President's brother and scheduled to be executed at a super-max penitentiary, thus it's up to his younger brother to save him with his genius scheme: install himself in the same prison by holding up a bank and, as the final month ticks away, launch the escape plan step-by-step to break the both of them out, with his full-body tattoo acting as his guide; a tattoo which hides the layout of the prison facility and necessary clues vital to the escape.Written by
In a draft pilot dated December 2003; the prison was set to be the real-life 'Supermax' Wallens Ridge Prison in Virginia, it was supposed to have a 60 minute run time, not the ~40 minutes it eventually did. Scofield's 'back number' was 55241, not 94941. Sucre's friend in the prison yard was C-Note, this changed to a different character called 'Wholesale'. Fibonacci was called Hill. Scofield was top of his class at Georgetown not Loyola. Scofield getting caught with the shank after the toilets were blocked off was in this episode, this was switched with Scofield attacking Abruzzi to lead to a second meeting with Pope. See more »
In multiple episodes during season 1, when Michael is in his cell removing the toilet, he appears to be removing the Allen head screw from the side of the toilet with his fingers, yet there is clearly an empty screw hole and no screw present. See more »
Excellent acting and well written. One of those shows that you can't wait until the next episode and even more credible than "24" which, I have to say, this past year got a little out there. It's great and well worth your time.
Wentworth Miller brings a stoic dignity to the role, earnest and steadfast. Dominic Purcell is wonderful as his brother on the cusp of needing to believe his brother will help him. Peter Stormare is creepy as only he can be. And Stacy Keech is refreshing as an atypically concerned prison warden. Nick Santora and Paul Scheuring's writing is spot on and intriguing, leaving you wishing that this was a novel so that the pages could be turned faster. I would encourage any who have the fortitude to watch this show. Pure gold.
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