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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:
...  Lincoln 'Linc' Burrows / ... 90 episodes, 2005-2017
...  Michael Scofield 90 episodes, 2005-2017
...  Theodore 'T-Bag' Bagwell 87 episodes, 2005-2017
...  Fernando Sucre 79 episodes, 2005-2017
...  Sara Tancredi / ... 77 episodes, 2005-2017
...  Brad Bellick 63 episodes, 2005-2008
...  Alexander 'Alex' Mahone / ... 59 episodes, 2006-2009
...  Paul Kellerman 49 episodes, 2005-2017
...  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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Michael Scofield's tattoo was designed by tattoo artist Tom Berg. Berg was asked to work on the show by Brett Ratner after previously designing the tattoo for the character of Francis Dolarhyde in Ratner's film Red Dragon (2002). Berg estimated that to get the tattoo done for real would take four years and would cost between fifteen and twenty thousand dollars. Berg also designed Haywire's sketches of the tattoo. See more »

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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 »

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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]
Michael Scofield: So where do you finish?
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Fantastic New Show on Fox
30 August 2005 | by See all my reviews

I wasn't sure how this show was going to be, it didn't look that interesting to me. I thought it looked more like a made for TV movie than an actual series. I decided to give it a chance and watched the premier last night. Let me just say that I'm addicted to the show after the 2 hour premier. This show was great, the acting, the characters, the setting, everything was done top notch. The show is filmed in and around Chicago, the prison they use for the setting was just closed a couple of years ago, it gives it a very authentic look. If you thought like I did(how can you make an entire series out of one prison break?), give it a try, you won't be disappointed. Besides, Fox made an entire season out of a 24 hour period.


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