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An update to the cult favorite series from the 1960s, about a government agent who is kidnapped, and sent to a remote island known as "The Village".
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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Ian McKellen ...  2 / ... 6 episodes, 2009
Jim Caviezel ...  6 / ... 6 episodes, 2009
Ruth Wilson ...  313 / ... 6 episodes, 2009
Jamie Campbell Bower ...  11-12 6 episodes, 2009
Lennie James ...  147 / ... 6 episodes, 2009
Rachael Blake ...  M2 6 episodes, 2009
Hayley Atwell ...  Lucy / ... 6 episodes, 2009
Renate Stuurman Renate Stuurman ...  21-16 3 episodes, 2009
Hanlé Barnard Hanlé Barnard ...  23-90 2 episodes, 2009
David Butler David Butler ...  Shopkeeper / ... 2 episodes, 2009
Leila Henriques Leila Henriques ...  Curtis' PA / ... 2 episodes, 2009
Wolfgang Weissenstein Wolfgang Weissenstein ...  Butler 2 episodes, 2009
Isabella Calthorpe Isabella Calthorpe ...  765 - Wonkers 2 episodes, 2009
Savannah Charon Esau Savannah Charon Esau ...  832 2 episodes, 2009
Will Kemp ...  23-30 - Wonkers 2 episodes, 2009
Vincent Regan ...  909 / ... 3 episodes, 2009
Sara Stewart ...  1891 / ... 2 episodes, 2009
Jessica Haines Jessica Haines ...  554 / ... 2 episodes, 2009
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A New Yorker awakens to find himself in a place called "The Village" run by a man known as "Two". As everyone in The Village is referred to only by a number, everyone in The Village refers to him as Six, despite him knowing that he has another name, and seems to know who he is. He is told he lives in The Village, and that The Village is the only reality there is. Six's mission becomes to find out where The Village is, who Two is, and why he is seemingly keeping him prisoner in The Village (despite Two stating that Six is a free man), and how he can escape to his life back in New York City. Six has to learn who amongst the Villagers he can trust, who include a doctor named 313, a cab driver named 147, and Two's own son named 11-12, in his quest to escape from The Village. Six also has recurring memories of his life in New York City, including an encounter with a woman named Lucy, which may be part of the key to discovering why he's in The Village. Written by Huggo

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Official Sites:

AMC

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 November 2009 (USA) See more »

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The Prisoner See more »

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(6 episodes) | (PAL DVD)

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1.78 : 1
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"Be seeing you" is a commonly heard phrase in The Prisoner (1967), this movie, and was also one of Patrick McGoohan's catchphrases in Danger Man (1960) and Secret Agent (1964) . McGoohan's character "Johnny Cousin" (a pot smoking drummer) in All Night Long (1962) uses the phrase also when he says goodbye to the road manager "Berger" towards the end of the movie. See more »

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Steaming pile of equine excrement
17 November 2009 | by daniel-tracySee all my reviews

As a fan of the original Prisoner I can't begin to say how incredibly disappointed I am with this "remake". The "plot" is non-existent and makes no sense. It might be good if it had characters that made kept your interest in spite of the unintelligible plot line but sadly there isn't a single character that makes me care about what happens to them. In the original Patrick McGoohan was an excellent actor and portrayed an engaging character. The character of 6 in the original embodied the admirable quality of not giving up in spite of the odds. He was direct, smart and capable. In contrast, this 6 is a confused mamby-pamby guy with the personality of a doorstop. I am especially disappointed that one of my favorite actors, Ian McKellen would agree to appear in this mess. I think Patrick McGoohan is turning over in his grave.


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