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Alcatraz 

In 1963, all the prisoners and guards mysteriously disappear from Alcatraz. In the present day, they resurface and a secret agency are tasked with re-capturing them.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Sarah Jones ...  Detective Rebecca Madsen 13 episodes, 2012
Jorge Garcia ...  Dr. Diego Soto 13 episodes, 2012
Jonny Coyne ...  Warden Edwin James 13 episodes, 2012
Parminder Nagra ...  Dr. Lucy Banerjee 13 episodes, 2012
Sam Neill ...  Emerson Hauser 13 episodes, 2012
Cameron K. Smith Cameron K. Smith ...  Alcatraz Guard 13 episodes, 2012
Leon Rippy ...  Dr. Milton Beauregard 12 episodes, 2012
Jason Butler Harner ...  Deputy Warden E.B. Tiller 10 episodes, 2012
David Hoflin ...  Tommy Madsen 8 episodes, 2012
Jeffrey Pierce ...  Jack Sylvane 6 episodes, 2012
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Storyline

Switching between eras, Alcatraz focuses on the Alcatraz prison, which was shut down in 1963 due to unsafe conditions for its prisoners and guards. The show's premise is that both the prisoners and the guards disappeared in 1963 and have abruptly reappeared in modern-day San Francisco, where they are being tracked down by a government agency. Written by ahmetkozan

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302 Vanished. 3 Must Find Them. See more »


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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 January 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alkatrasas See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

Even though the show is set in San Francisco, and some of the pilot was filmed in the city and on Alcatraz itself, the producers of the show opted to film the rest in Vancouver, mainly because of the much more attractive production rebates than California and the city of San Francisco could offer, much to the chagrin of the San Francisco film industry. See more »

Goofs

Sam Neill plays the elder Hauser. He is 5 foot 11 inches tall. Greyston Holt plays the younger Hauser and is noticeably taller in scenes with Parminder Nagra since he is 6 feet 2 inches tall. Likewise, the old and young Ray actors have a noticeable height difference. The older Ray played by Robert Forster is 5 feet 9 inches tall, while the younger Ray played by Robbie Amell is 6 feet tall. See more »

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Compelling series killed off before its time
27 May 2015 | by irishmSee all my reviews

Interesting that so many people are comparing this unfavorably to "Lost". I actually hated "Lost"… well, past the third or fourth episode, anyway, when it started collapsing under its own weight and stopped making any kind of sense at all. "Alcatraz", I liked… I already knew it had been canceled and wouldn't have an ending when I started streaming episodes, like with "Carnivale", but it was good enough that I knew I really wanted to see as much of it as was ever going to exist. Generally the supernatural and/or JJ Abrams isn't my cup of tea, but I thought this show was extremely well done. The cast is top-notch and the premise really grips the viewer. I'm sorry they never got a chance to wrap it up.


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