Prison Break (2005–2017)
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Michael Scofield is imprisoned in Fox River State Penitentiary. He finds his brother, Lincoln Burrows, who is a death row prisoner, and tells him that he is going to break them both out of the prison.

Director:

Brett Ratner

Writers:

Paul Scheuring (created by) (as Paul T. Scheuring), Paul Scheuring (as Paul T. Scheuring)
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dominic Purcell ... Lincoln 'Linc' Burrows
Wentworth Miller ... Michael Scofield
Robin Tunney ... Veronica Donovan
Amaury Nolasco ... Fernando Sucre
Marshall Allman ... LJ Burrows
Peter Stormare ... John Abruzzi
Wade Williams ... Brad Bellick
Sarah Wayne Callies ... Sara Tancredi
Rockmond Dunbar ... Benjamin Miles 'C-Note' Franklin
Jessalyn Gilsig ... Lisa Rix
Muse Watson ... Charles Westmoreland
Paul Adelstein ... Paul Kellerman
Camille Guaty ... Maricruz Delgado
Chelcie Ross ... Bishop McMorrow
Laura Wade Laura Wade ... Syd (as Laura Scott Wade)
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Storyline

After getting an elaborate full-body tattoo and destroying all the notes in his office, Michael Scofield calmly walks into a bank and holds it up. At trial, he raises no defense and seems to voluntarily be going to prison. Inside, he reveals that he's the brother of a fellow inmate, one on death row for the murder of the vice president's brother. He also hints that he has a plan of some sort, which involves pretending he has diabetes and going to the infirmary for insulin injections, dangling information about an informant in witness protection in front of a mob boss, and striking up a friendship with an elderly con rumored to be D.B.Cooper. Meanwhile, a bishop who may stand in the way of Michael's brother's execution is murdered in his bedroom. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Portuguese

Release Date:

29 August 2005 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

The magazine that Michael Scofield shoves down the sewer has actress Roselyn Sanchez on it. Show co-producer Brett Ratner previously directed Rush Hour 2 with Sanchez co-starring. See more »

Goofs

The bank Michael robs is the Ridgewood bank in Forest Hills, Queens, NYC. It even has a clearly visible and marked NYC Subway entrance when it is shown from the outside. However, the show is based in Chicago and somehow Chicago PD cars respond to this NYC location. See more »

Quotes

Warden Henry Pope: Top of your class at Loyola... magna cum laude in fact. I can't help wondering what someone with your credentials is doing in a place like this.
Michael Scofield: Took a wrong turn a few months back, I guess.
Warden Henry Pope: You make it sound like a traffic infraction... like all you did was turn the wrong way up on a one-way street.
Michael Scofield: Everyone turns up one, sooner or later.
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Connections

Featured in Prison Break: Bolshoi Booze (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

End Credits Theme
Composed by Ramin Djawadi
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Prison Break
21 August 2006 | by Clovergril353See all my reviews

hi I'm still quite young a teenager actually. i've been glued to the chair every Tuseday night. and i give out if someone even whispers a word to me. while i'm watching it. it is one of the best TV shows i have ever seen. i used to think lost was good but prison break is much better. lost just drags on and on and never seems to end. prison break at the moment is very good and i can't wait to watch it next week. i never imagined that Micheal(Wenthworth Miller) would burn himself. and that the tattoo would burn just were the needed to use it.they should make more TV shows like this one this is the best one and i son't ever want it to end i nearly cry when it ends every Tuseday only joking but i don't want it 2 end i can't wait till the first season is over cause i'm going to buy it but i don't want it to b over for a while cause then i'd have nothing to watch at all and that would be terrible


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