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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


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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English | Arabic | Spanish

Release Date:

29 August 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Break See more »

Filming Locations:

Miami, Florida, USA See more »

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16:9 HD
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Silas Weir Mitchell (Haywire) originally auditioned for the role of T-Bag. See more »


In the opening credits, there is a set blueprints shown on the right side of the screen. One line states 7' 15" and another says 23' 15", there are only 12 inches in a foot, the true measurements would be 8' 3" and 24' 3" See more »


Michael Scofield: You kept it.
Dr. Sara Tancredi: Kept what?
Michael Scofield: The flower.
Dr. Sara Tancredi: Well, I'm a packrat. I never throw anything out.
Michael Scofield: [looks around the spotless infirmary] Yeah, well this clutter. It's... overwhelming.
Dr. Sara Tancredi: You should see my apartment.
Michael Scofield: Woah. We haven't even had our first date yet and you're already inviting me in. I thought you were a nice girl.
Dr. Sara Tancredi: Oh Michael, we all know nice girls finish last.
[motions for Michael to lift up his shirt]
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Prison Break Season 2 DVD the best!
10 October 2012 | by ivo-cobra8See all my reviews

Prison Break is the best best TV show on earth. Season 1 - 3 I have been watching over and over again. As you know I am a big fan of Prison Break! & and Season 1 - 3 were at it's best! I am in love with that show it is still the best one at it is. We are 2012 now three years ago Prison Break end it and i still adore it and love it so much. My favorite best Season is the Second Season of the show. I still don't know why some fans are criticizing saying that is not as good as The First and the Third Season? I don't get it, i think i have different taste than other people have. Season 2 is the best one and awesome ever it really is. I have Season 2 & 3 on DVD complete original DVD's all are original i really worked hard to get them. Story's: Season 1: Most men would do anything to get out of Fox River Penitentiary, but Michael Scofield will do anything to get in. His brother Lincoln has been sentenced to die for a crime he did not commit, and the only way to save him is from the inside out. Armed with prison blueprints and an impossibly intricate escape plan, Michael gets himself incarcerated, and the race against time is on. Now, he'll need all of the cunning, daring, and luck he can muster... along with the assistance of some of the prison's most vile and dangerous felons... - The story revolves around two brothers: one who has been sentenced to death for a crime he did not commit and his younger sibling, a genius who devises an elaborate plan to help him escape prison. The brothers, along with six other prisoners at Fox River State Penitentiary, manage to escape at the end of season 1. In Season 1 i love episodes the most: Go, Pilot, Riots, Drills and the Devil (Part 2), English, Fitz or Percy, Cute Poison. Season One was good intense drama but just too much Drama for me i expect more.

Season 2: Is about escaping and been on the run behind the walls. The Second Season begins with the manhunt of the fugitives "Fox River Eight". Eight hours after escaping from Fox River state hires FBI Special Agent Alexander Mahone who is assigned to lead the pursuit of the escapees he has specialized himself to hunt fugitives. Portrayed by one and only awesome William Fichtner he was so amazingly awesome and the best nemesis of Michael ever.The Second season follows a massive manhunt chasing the group. Dubbed the Fox River Eight, the group splits and members go their individual way, occasionally meeting up to help each other. They struggle to escape from the police while avoiding a secret group of multinationals called The Company, that wants them all dead.The most of characters i love and idolize are ( The Fox River Eight are: Michael Scofield,Lincoln Burrows and Benjamin Miles C- Note Franklin. Others not escapees are Dr.Sara Tancredi, C.O. Captain Officer Brad Bellick and FBI Special Agent Alexander "Alex" Mahone. I loved Lincoln how he sacrificed everything for saving his son LJ and Michael he sacrificed everything to save his brother Lincoln,Sara and Sucre. I love how Sara was fighting after she commit suicide at the end of the first season but she survived. Her relationship with her estranged father got better they become close than in season 1 were, but her father was murdered by the company when he found out that Linncoln Burrows was really innocent they tried to kill her but failed, she skipped bail and she had to run for her life.She meet with Michael in Episode 10 Rendezvous. Brad Bellick portrayed by awesome and amazing Wade Williams was fired in Episode 2 Otis along with Stacy Keach Warden Henry Pope he was in 3.episodes in Season 2. Brad Bellick's life was over when he was fired but instead he decide to get revenge on the escapees. With his C.O. co worker Roy Geary he come after 2 escapees and he catch Michael Scofield and his brother Lincoln with Nika. He tried to collect Westmorland's money in Utah but he got tricked by Nika and captured by the brothers. Later he tracked down T - Bag with his partner for Westmorland's money but he got tricked and betrayed by Roy Geary and than framed for a murder of Fomer C.O. Roy Geary which he did not committed.25 to life sentence in Fox River state by T - Bag Bagwell Episode 14 John Doe he was so awesome, but Mahone gave him a deal in Episode 16 Chicago so that he could track down and find other escapees, he come out of the prison and all chargers against him was drooped. He later capture Haywire, Sucre and Michael but got framed by Bagwell for a murder again and was imprisoned in Sona. Benjamin Miles C- Note Franklin was million times better in second season than in the first Season was. He never was caught and all he thought was his family. He was a soul and heart in this season, i loved him so much specially in Episode 16 Chicago and Episode 20 Panama. Portrayed by one and only Rockmond Dunbar.Season 2 is the far best, best one ever in the show. Season 1 was too much intense drama and less action on it. Season 2 was action explosion it blows the third season ever. My favorite best episodes are : Sona,Manhunt,Otis, Fin Del Camino,First Down,Subdivision,Buried,Dead Fall,Rendezvous,The Killing Box - the best episode ever",John Doe,The Message,Bad Blood,Wash,Sweet Caroline and Panama. I am little disappointed about the fans complaining on Prison Break. They said that Sona was the worst episode ever? They were all wrong.How did Bill Kim and Sara find the boat? That is Prison Break people everything is possible!!!!!

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