Malcolm in the Middle (2000–2006)
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Francis Escapes 

Francis bails from military school in a desperate attempt to visit his stupid girlfriend.

Director:

Todd Holland

Writers:

Linwood Boomer (created by), Linwood Boomer
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Jane Kaczmarek ... Lois
Bryan Cranston ... Hal
Christopher Masterson ... Francis (as Christopher Kennedy Masterson)
Justin Berfield ... Reese
Erik Per Sullivan ... Dewey
Catherine Lloyd Burns ... Caroline Miller (credit only)
Frankie Muniz ... Malcolm
Karim Prince ... Stanley
Craig Lamar Traylor ... Stevie Kenarban
Lauren Hodges ... Beebee
Haven Hartman Haven Hartman ... Girl Teen
Jade Carter ... Boy Teen
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Storyline

Francis bails from military school in a desperate attempt to visit his stupid girlfriend.

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Genres:

Comedy | Family

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Trivia

This is the only episode to include Francis's name in the title. See more »

Goofs

When Malcolm is telling Stevie about Francis's escape, Stevie's Sandwich keeps changing sizes between shots without any proof of picking up another sandwich and biting it. See more »

Quotes

Dewey: And then the monster started growling at me, so I threw rocks at him, and I killed him, and then he started flying around on rocket boost, and I got to ride inside his head, and now the monster's my friend, and we wen - and we went to get Slurpees.
Reese: You did not. You just lied.
Hal: Reese, if that's what Dewey says happened there's no reason to argue about it.
Reese: No one believes I beat the last level in Mortal Kombat.
Hal: Because that's just ridiculous. No one beats Sub-Zero.
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Connections

References Mortal Kombat (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Don't Cry
Performed by They Might Be Giants
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Focus on Francis
2 April 2017 | by studioATSee all my reviews

Like with any first series the writers were still discovering the characters at this stage, but this is still a smartly written (by series creator, Linwood Bloomer no less) episode, that focuses on one of my favourite characters in Francis.

It's not without it's weaker exchanges and scenes, but even 17 years later it's still a darn sight better than most of the dross we have to put up with on TV/and in film that passes for comedy.

A show like this may date a little, but the wit and characters are still as appealing and fun to this day as they were upon their original viewing.


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Country:

USA

Language:

Welsh | English

Release Date:

27 February 2000 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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