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Prison Break

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8.82006X-Ray15
Lincoln Burrows is currently on death row and scheduled to die in a few months for an assassination his younger brother, Michael, is convinced he did not commit. With no other options and time winding down, Michael takes drastic measures to get himself incarcerated alongside his brother in Fox River State Penitentiary.
Starring
Wentworth MillerDominic PurcellRobin Tunney
Genres
SuspenseDrama
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio Languages
English
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  1. 1. Pilot
    August 29 2005
    44min
    15
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    English [CC]
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    English
    A man gets himself sent to prison so he can plan an escape for his brother, a death-row inmate who swears he's innocent and is being framed.
  2. 2. Allen
    August 29 2005
    44min
    15
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    English [CC]
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    As racial tensions simmer inside the prison and Veronica digs into Lincoln's case, Michael tries to get a drug that will help him test positive for diabetes, and to secure a large bolt he can use in his escape plan.
  3. 3. Cell Test
    September 5 2005
    42min
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    Michael encounters problems bringing Abruzzi and Sucre into his plan; Veronica gets a statement from Leticia, but then loses her; and Lincoln considers having a family member at his execution.
  4. 4. Cute Poison
    September 12 2005
    44min
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    Michael obtains some caustic chemicals to use in his escape plan; Haywire develops an uncomfortable fascination with Michael's tattoo; and Veronica enlists further legal help in her investigation.
  5. 5. English, Fitz or Percy
    September 19 2005
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    While Kellerman and Hale push Michael's transfer, Michael stalls it and tests the first part of his escape plan; and Veronica and Nick study the video that convicted Lincoln, but someone else wants it too.
  6. 6. Riots, Drills and the Devil Part 1
    September 26 2005
    44min
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Michael's ploy to buy some work time by prompting a cellblock lockdown leads to a full-scale riot; Nick convinces Veronica that he really does want to help her; and Kellerman hires an inmate to kill Lincoln.
  7. 7. Riots, Drills and the Devil Part 2
    October 3 2005
    43min
    15
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    English [CC]
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    During the prison riot Michael rescues Sara, the assassin tries to kill Lincoln, and Bellick defies Pope to talk to the governor; and Veronica and Nick fly to Washington, DC, to trace the tipster's phone call.
  8. 8. The Old Head
    October 24 2005
    44min
    15
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    English [CC]
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    Michael tries to figure out how to tunnel into a building that houses a guards' break room; Kellerman and Hale attempt to kill Veronica and LJ; and T-Bag tries to dodge responsibility for Bob's murder.
  9. 9. Tweener
    October 31 2005
    44min
    15
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    English [CC]
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    T-Bag loses one slave and targets another; Kellerman and Hale continue to follow LJ, who tries to contact Veronica for help; and Abruzzi's inability to meet the gangsters' demands jeopardizes the escape.
  10. 10. Sleight of Hand
    November 7 2005
    44min
    15
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    English [CC]
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    To regain control of the work team and restore their chances of escape, Abruzzi convinces Michael to tell Falzone where he can find Fibonacci; and as Nick and Veronica wonder where Steadman's money went, the Vice President brings in an FBI crony to take over for Kellerman and Hale.
  11. 11. And then there were 7
    November 14 2005
    44min
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    Quinn terrorizes Veronica, Nick, and LJ; Michael builds a device that helps him figure out how much time his group will have to make its escape; and Westmoreland finally decides to join the escape team.
  12. 12. Odd Man Out
    November 21 2005
    43min
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    Tensions mount after Lincoln warns Michael that someone in the group will have to remain behind; Michael makes progress in reaching the infirmary; and Abruzzi threatens to kill T-Bag if he doesn't drop out of the group.
  13. 13. End of the Tunnel
    November 28 2005
    44min
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    As Lincoln's execution nears, Michael puts the escape plan in motion; Kellerman confronts Hale; and Veronica uses the news media to announce a development that could prove Lincoln's innocence.
  14. 14. The Rat
    March 20 2006
    44min
    15
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    English [CC]
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    Michael tries, and fails, to delay Lincoln's execution by tampering with the electric chair; Veronica and Nick pursue an exhumation order for Terence Steadman's body; and Lincoln's time runs out.
  15. 15. By the Skin and the Teeth
    March 27 2006
    44min
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    Lincoln, who thinks he sees his father at the execution, wins a two-week stay when a judge orders Terence Steadman's body exhumed; and Sucre calls in a favour to help Michael verify a new route to the infirmary through the complicated drain system.
  16. 16. Brother's Keeper
    April 3 2006
    44min
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    Flashbacks show how Michael, Lincoln, Sucre, C-Note, and T-Bag came to reside in the Fox River prison; and how Sara came to work there.
  17. 17. J-Cat
    April 10 2006
    44min
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    When Michael is thrown into solitary confinement, he nearly drowns in despair; Sucre is left to pave over the escape hole in the guards' room before a carpeting team can find it; and LJ finds Kellerman.
  18. 18. Bluff
    April 17 2006
    44min
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    While Michael, in the psych ward, tries to get Haywire to remember the missing piece of his tattoo, the other members of his team try to keep Bellick from auctioning off Michael and Sucre's unoccupied cell.
  19. 19. The Key
    April 24 2006
    44min
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    Michael tries to figure out how to get the infirmary key from Sara; Lincoln learns about his father's role in the events that have ruined his life; and Tweener becomes desperate to escape from Avocado's abuse.
  20. 20. Tonight
    May 1 2006
    43min
    15
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    With their escape hole discovered, the cons are forced to make their break tonight, but with Lincoln under 24-hour watch, Michael may have to leave him behind; Michael confides in Sara, who abandons him; and then Michael plays his final card, making a drastic move against the warden.
  21. 21. Go
    May 8 2006
    42min
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    Michael forces Pope to transfer Lincoln to the Infirmary; the escapees make it safely to Sara's unlocked office; Westmoreland succumbs but reveals his long held secret; and six of the inmates make it over the wall.
  22. 22. Flight
    May 15 2006
    43min
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    With the escape discovered, Bellick heads a massive manhunt for the cons; Vice President Reynolds makes a shocking power play; and a desperate race to the airstrip leads to a devastating conclusion.

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Directors
Brett Ratner
Supporting actors
Amaury NolascoStacy Keach
Season year
2006
Network
Twentieth Century Fox
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1269 global ratings

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dick hardenReviewed in the United Kingdom on 04 December 2014
5.0 out of 5 stars
Astonishingly brilliant - love every second of this series
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An astonishingly brilliant series. I have to say when I purchased it I didn't expect such a masterpiece, and I was entirely wrong. I am now into part 2 series 2, and there has not been one single episode that has left me even remotely bored, or even drifting. I am GLUED to the sofa with this one. It has everything. First, a perfect mix of characters, from Lincoln - the strong silent type trying to avoid the electric chair, to his brother Scofield, the more articulate and clean cut of the two, and the brains behind the group of escapees. Then there's the psycho mental patient, whose psychosis enables him to memorise in detail Scofield's elaborate tattoo, which ultimately lands him a ticket out, then there's the best villain on telly in the history of TV villians - Teabag - who is beyond amazing (I think he won some awards for this role, and well earned), able to be charming and even likable whilst at the same time being a complete, violent psycho who will do just about anything without hesitation or conscience. Some of the lines he throws out, with that gentlemanly southern accent, both curdle your blood and make you squirm in delight. Then in Season 1 there is Victoria (played by our favourite little angry minx from the Mentalist, Robin Tunney), who plays Lincoln's ex girlfriend turned solicitor as who is very much like her character on the Mentalist. Then there's a mafia dude with connections to a plane, Then there's Scofield's Puerto Rican cell mate, who is a good bloke only doing a 16 month stint but who wants to break out to be a family with his pregnant girlfriend before his cousin steals her away, Then there's the old boy, who apparently has stashed 5 million dollars somewhere in the event he ever gets out, Then there's the kid (Tweener), the prison grass, Then there's the ex soldier who is lying to his wife and daughter who still think he's fighting away in Afghanistan, and the list goes on. The show brilliantly and effortlessly makes the cons the good guys, and most of the correctional officers ("Bellick" does an amazing job as an oafish, slightly stupid CO who still lives with his mum) and police, the feds (including a pill popping, dirty one with a few rather large skeletons in his closet), and even the president, the bad guys. Apart from the warden who is a good man who seems to empathise with the prisoners. As well as doctor Sarah, Scofield's love interest, a former addict who is actively rebelling against her pro establishment governor dad. And I didn't even recognise Holly Valance at first, as her eastern european accent was very convincing in her role as Scofield's recently immigrated girlfriend on the outside, and she did a good job.

The pace of the show is perfect. And the writing is so clever that just when you think you can predict what's going to happen, the game changes. It seems a very realistic portrayal of life in a maximum security prison, and then, once they break out, a bit of a stretch how they manage to evade the law for so long, but it's all simply delicious. Particularly how Scofield always manages to outwit and make a mockery of the FBI and everyone else they come across.

This is going to be one collection I keep, and watch over. And I can't say that about most DVDs I come across.

Thumbs way up on this one. Absolute gem. If you liked Breaking Bad, you will not be disappointed by Prison Break, as it's at least as good as, if not, a bit better - and I never thought I'd say that.
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Anna KrauzReviewed in the United Kingdom on 19 June 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
I couldwatch season 1 all the time
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I could watch season 1 all the time. best show I have ever seen so far. the whole story is captivating , keeps you on the edge the whole time. this is the type of the show you can watch all over again and again ( like Friends :) ). It won't be available on Amazon Video for long so I bought all Seasons :):):). So if there are any fans , make sure you've got DVD or you buy via Prime.
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P. S. BoultonReviewed in the United Kingdom on 19 March 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Riveting, compulsive viewing!
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I thought this series was excellent - a real treat. Compulsive, riveting viewing. Each episode ends on a cliff-hanger. The idea of 22 episodes about a simple prison break sounds uninteresting but the plot is much more complex and interesting than that. There is loads of plot complexity and intrigue and even some romance. It's brilliantly acted and well scripted. The odd graphic violence didn't bother me too much - it is graphic, but at the key moment you don't actually see, you just imagine! But some viewers may be put off by that. Other than that, give it a go - it really is good!
Richard CavellReviewed in the United Kingdom on 06 January 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
One of my favourite series
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One of my favourite series. I find the premise so intriguing.

The fact that it is set in a prison means that many of the characters are dark and troubled - this is not a show for people who are squeamish or easy offended.

But I find the writing and acting original and immersive.

£5 for the whole first series is a trivial investment.
Liz HolmesReviewed in the United Kingdom on 21 March 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
... to buy the first and second series on DVD liked Ray donavon but prison break is so addictive you ...
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Can't get it on amazon prime now for some reason as wont play on my I pad so had to buy the first and second series on DVD liked Ray donavon but prison break is so addictive you just want them to get out for different reasons all of them got a story
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James DunnReviewed in the United Kingdom on 25 July 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
Exciting / frustrating / boring all in one!
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Sort of addictive because of some seat gripping action but there are too many elements that are too incredible to simply suspend belief over. As a result it starts to get a bit frustrating/boring.
Cas AllasReviewed in the United Kingdom on 18 May 2009
5.0 out of 5 stars
Wow!
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I've just rented this complete series and have truly loved it. Now I can't wait to rent the next.

I can't say it's better than Lost & 24 because I love all of them just the same. 24 was the first, then Lost and now Prison Break. All brilliant to watch. They all hook you in well. I was a little a worried that there would be lots of violence being based in a man's prison. But I found that the scenes were cut well and were not too graphic.

The suspense keeps you thinking and wanting to watch a lot more than it gives you, similar to Lost, but completely different of course.
All charachers' on these shows are great fun to watch develop throughout each series.
BenReviewed in the United Kingdom on 29 September 2006
5.0 out of 5 stars
Top notch TV!
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What a blinding show! Every aspect of this series from the depth of the characters and the actors who portray them to the plot twists and effects are all excellent! I'm gripped from the moment I turn on the TV to the time the end credits start to roll. It's like watching one big, long action movie. An early highlight in the series is the two parter 'Riots, Drills and the Devil' - all sorts going on there.

I recommended the show to a friend, who hadn't heard of the show before I mentioned it. But he promptly went out and bought this boxset and now he's as hooked as I am. Anyone into action movies, or prison drama is going to love it.
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