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Prison Break 

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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.

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Series cast summary:
Dominic Purcell ...  Lincoln 'Linc' Burrows / ... 90 episodes, 2005-2017
Wentworth Miller ...  Michael Scofield 90 episodes, 2005-2017
Robert Knepper ...  Theodore 'T-Bag' Bagwell 87 episodes, 2005-2017
Amaury Nolasco ...  Fernando Sucre 79 episodes, 2005-2017
Sarah Wayne Callies ...  Sara Tancredi / ... 77 episodes, 2005-2017
Wade Williams ...  Brad Bellick 63 episodes, 2005-2008
William Fichtner ...  Alexander 'Alex' Mahone / ... 59 episodes, 2006-2009
Paul Adelstein ...  Paul Kellerman 49 episodes, 2005-2017
Rockmond Dunbar ...  Benjamin Miles 'C-Note' Franklin 43 episodes, 2005-2017
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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 filipfilipovich@hotmail.com

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New Prison. New Break. (Season 3) See more »


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UK | USA

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Spanish | English

Release Date:

29 August 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Break See more »

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Miami, Florida, USA See more »

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Dolby Digital | Stereo

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Color

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16:9 HD
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In a promotion tour for Season 5, Robert Knepper (T-Bag) revealed, that despite having been an actor for years, a lot of fans still approach him concerning his last name. It is apparently known by a lot of people around the world, that his last name "Knepper" directly translates to "to f*ck" in Danish. Fellow Danish actors, Mads Mikkelsen and Ulrich Thomsen, have apparently played a lot of jokes on Knepper about his last name, as to which Knepper describes as "fun as hell". See more »

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The series takes place over a 1 year period, all in 2005, yet the model of Cadillac Escalade being driven is at the earliest a 2007 model. See more »

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Theodore "T-Bag" Bagwell: [about the rising temperature in the cells] Not that hot?
[he points to an African American cellmate]
Theodore "T-Bag" Bagwell: When this guy woke up, he was white!
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Spin-off Prison Break: The Conspiracy (2010) See more »

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Fast, thrilling and good looking!
27 September 2005 | by StibbertSee all my reviews

Prison Break is one of the best new series. It's got personality, style, thrills and action. Michael Scofield robs a bank only to be caught and jailed. With him behind the bars he brings a plan to get himself and his brother, who is sentenced to death, out. What few people knows is that Michael is the architect of the prison and so he knows his way around.

The characters are really good. You really get to know them, but just so good that they're still unpredictable. You get to know some of their history and what kind of person they are. The actors does a great job in portraying these characters. I've only seen Dominic Purcell in John Doe, a performance I didn't find that good. However, in Prison Break his potential in shown. He portrays Lincoln Burrows very good. Wentworth Miller also does a great job as Lincoln's brother, Michael Scofield.

The story may seem a little incredible and some facts may be wrong, but never the less it's made quite believable. You believe the locations and the characters and how they behave and react. The story is well written and detailed and it all seems possible. They've managed to give this series kind of it's own style and personality. The basic idea of escaping a prison is old and so you might not wanna call this show original. On the other hand you don't know what else to call it. It is a new twist to an old idea (and a good one I might add) and it is not filled with clichés. It gives a realistic image of what could very well be. At the same time you got the old hero who's out to save the innocent. Yet, Michael is not treated like a hero. He leans more towards being a anti-hero.

The cinematography is great. This is one of those series with it's own unique look. The mood, style and action is well captured in really good looking shots followed by really nice music.

If you should start to watch one new series this year, it should be Prison Break.


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