Alcatraz (2012)
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When our unlikely trio tracks former inmate Paxton Petty, a sick landmine bomber who has returned only to place bombs throughout populated areas of San Francisco, methods of the past are applied to the present.


Paul A. Edwards (as Paul Edwards)


Elizabeth Sarnoff (creator), Steven Lilien (creator) | 5 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Sarah Jones ... Detective Rebecca Madsen
Jorge Garcia ... Dr. Diego Soto
Jonny Coyne ... Warden Edwin James
Parminder Nagra ... Dr. Lucy Banerjee
Sam Neill ... Emerson Hauser
Mehcad Brooks ... Matt Tanner
David Hoflin ... Tommy Madsen
James Pizzinato ... Paxton Petty
Leon Rippy ... Dr. Milton Beauregard
Jeananne Goossen ... Nikki
Greyston Holt ... Young Emerson Hauser
Rocky Anderson ... Surplus Owner
Daniel Boileau ... Jerry
Richard Bradshaw ... Security Guard
Natalie Charles ... Nurse


The next reappearing convict is Paxton Petty, a sick Korean war veteran who became a serial landmine murderer. He was tortured in Alcatraz by the brutal doctor and made a deal with Dr. Lucy Banerjee for the whereabouts of the last bomb. Now he wants revenge, especially on Hauser, whom he manages to lure into a minefield. The team must crack the clues in a poem preserved in his prison file. Written by KGF Vissers

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Release Date:

13 February 2012 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Jeananne Goossen plays Nikki the recurring character medical examiner. In 2014, she would go on to play a recurring character that was also a doctor on The Night Shift (2014). See more »


After she gets Petty out of her car, Madsen pulls her hammerless gun and points it at Petty. Yet another gun cocking sound is heard, something that is impossible for a hammerless gun such as hers. Likewise, after Hauser shoots Petty and then threatens him with his gun, the gun cocking sound is heard. Hauser's gun having been fired was already cocked. It was likely the same hammerless gun he had used earlier, but either way it would be impossible for him to make the sound heard. See more »


Detective Rebecca Madsen: Transparency isn't one of Hauser's strong suits.
[Dr. Soto snorts with laughter]
Dr. Diego Soto: I just pictured him in a transparent suit. It's pretty gross.
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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »


These Foolish Things (Remind Me of You)
Music by Jack Strachey and Harry Link
Lyrics by Eric Maschwitz
Performed by Billie Holiday
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Step on a Crack...
24 February 2012 | by XweAponXSee all my reviews

The Weakest Ep so far, but that does not make it bad.

It took be about 3 eps to get the feel for this series, I like it. It has Good Acting, Good Production, and I care about the characters. I don't think it is high quality like Fringe, but it is definitely higher than some of the CSI shows, which I used to like a lot.

Mostly I like 'Doc, cos he is an Unlikely Hero. Or, like "Bruce Baxter" (Kyle Chandler) says in Pete Jackson's King Kong: "In Real Life, Heroes don't look like me - They got Bad Breath, a Bald Spot, and a Beer Gut." Well this is Doc, glandular problems aside, his Heart Matches his Size. This ep may crawl slow, but I see some real heart being given to the characters.

I'm about to check out Last Monday's Sode - Which I am rather interested in, seeing the last few scenes from THIS Ep. Looks like we are about to get some Extrapolation from Doctor Beauregard (Leon Rippy, one of my favorite Character Actors).

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