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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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Paul Scheuring
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Cast

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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Storyline

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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First, it was a prison. Now, it's a nation. (Season 5) See more »


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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

Spanish | English

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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Runtime:

| | (Entire series)

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Dolby Digital | Stereo

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

The name of the prison in the show, Fox River, shares the name of a river that runs through Western Chicagoland, near the real prison filming location. See more »

Goofs

Dr. Sara Tancredi keeps giving Michael insulin shots using a regular syringe. Insulin syringes are several times thinner with short needles, which is why no diabetic prisoner in the USA goes to a prison doctor for his insulin shots 5-6 times a day. Moreover, she keeps giving him intramuscular shots of insulin instead of hypodermic. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Marvin Gudat: I can promise you nothing.
Theodore "T-Bag" Bagwell: Story of my life.
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Spin-off Prison Break: The Final Break (2009) See more »

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Crap, crap, crap
16 March 2016 | by searchanddestroy-1See all my reviews

I won't be too long. Just one advice, to really appreciate this piece of sh...don't watch OZ series before. OZ, the ultimate series or simply best piece of material about prison world. The animal factory. The most realistic, violent, brutal. The most insane picture about what the jail really is. How the hell can any of you compare OZ with this garbage Junk series where the lead characters look like top models? Do you really think that so handsome, good looking fellows could be big shots in the can? Can you believe this? So handsome guys could NOT survive in prison, unless they do the cleaning, the ironing, the dishes...See what I mean? Unless they behave as pussies... Forget this crap at all costs. I could not watch it beyond the first season. I am not strong enough.


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