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Prison Break 4 Seasons 2005

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Season 1
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(137) IMDb 8.9/10

1. Pilot AGES_15_AND_OVER Subtitles

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.

Starring:
Wentworth Miller,Dominic Purcell
Runtime:
43 minutes

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Season 1

Product Details

Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Director Brett Ratner
Starring Wentworth Miller, Dominic Purcell
Supporting actors Robin Tunney, Amaury Nolasco, Stacy Keach
Season year 2006
Network Twentieth Century Fox
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By MrShev on 16 Oct. 2007
Format: DVD
Prison Break slipped by me when it first appeared and I only watched it because I have seen all of 24, Rescue Me etc. Prison Break, though, has been a revelation.

You do have to suspend a certain amount of disbelief, but I want to be entertained and I am willing to give programme makers enough creative license to make that happen. Having said that, Prison Break feels authentic, the sets are amazing and all the details have been laboured over to distraction so one never feels short changed by the plot. The characters are brilliant too with exactly the right pitch between brutal self-preservation and intriguing back story. The stand outs are Lincoln and T-Bag - for me - with T-Bag getting special mention for being the most unsentimental character committed to film. You hate him, but Fox River would be a duller place without him.

But it is the plot that makes this show stand out. The writers have almost recreated the '40's cliffhanger b-movie feel with every episode having an ending that makes you think: Now what will they do? The interweaving plots are just great and the writers should be applauded for not being lazy.

Finally, it's the details that make this great. The fact that there is no swearing, yet Fox River feels like the most oppressive prison ever. The tatoos, the small details that are written into the story that only become apparent 3 or 4 eps down the line. Clever.

Overall an excellent production that makes you want to buy season 2 (which is just as good, BTW).
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jay on 29 Mar. 2007
Format: DVD
Prison Break is one of the best series ever telecast. Its addictive value is so high and it's not surprising if you watch all 22 episodes all in one go. Season 1 has distinct parallels to 'The Great Escape' whereas Season 2 has 'Fugitive' undertones.Wentworth Miller as Schofield is utterly amazing and the absolute villain, 'Teabag' really is a Type Z character. The characterization of each of the fugitives is impressing and it's hard to say who really has 2nd billing after Schofield.
Burrows: Schofield's elder brother framed and sent to death row
Abruzzi; Mafia Boss who eventually turns to Religion
Bellick:The sadistic prison guard
Teabag: Racist, Bisexual Sadist (Any worse)
Dr Tancredi: Prison Doctor with a soft side for Schofield
Westmoreland: The veteran prisoner with an expensive secret
Agent Kellerman: Similar to Agent Smith from Matrix & just as bad

I always thought that Lost, 24 and Desperate Hours were addictive but Prison Break adds the compulsive element. Can't wait for Season 2
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By P. O'Connor on 26 Sept. 2006
Format: DVD
I came to Prison Break through the DVDs and I am grateful that I did. It is compelling viewing and if I had to watch it on a weekly basis my nerves would have been shot to pieces. Luckily with the DVDs I could watch over a weekend without biting my nails down too far. By the end of episode one you realise that it's fine to root for some of the bad guys because they are only bad through circumstances.

Michael is a genius and Wentworth Miller plays him so very well. I immediately recognised him from an episode of Buffy: The Vampire Slayer. The most chilling bad guy is T-Bag, I sat through each of his scenes praying that someone would put him out of his misery but secretly glad that he was still around as I love to hate him. I was surprised when I discovered that the actor who plays him (Robert Knepper) appeared in the episode of Star Trek: TNG as Deanna Troi's betrothed. What a transformation. Kudos to Mr Knepper for creating such a sleazeball character.

The scariest part of this series is the Government conspiracy. You can't help feeling that Michael and his brother are fighting a losing battle as the bodies pile up. If you like your drama tense then this is a must see.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 29 April 2007
Format: DVD
This is a series of the most superb quality. Hats off to the writers who combine complex plots with psychological thrills all the way. Not one for the fainthearted, bloodshed and emotion spills into every episode, keeping you gripped from beginning to end. With a terrific cast it is no wonder that Prison Break has created such a storm on both sides of the Atlantic. Fantastic.
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31 of 35 people found the following review helpful By O. Doyle on 7 Oct. 2006
Format: DVD
I'd seen Prison Break advertised but couldn't believe that they'd be able to make an entire series out of one simple plan....to break out of prison. Then a friend said he'd seen it and raved about it so I took the plunge. Damn am I glad I did. Prison Break is definitely THE best series ever. It knocks spots off Lost and 24 and I see many awards in its future!

The plot centers around Michael Scofield. He is an architect whose brother (Lincoln) has been put on death row for killing the Vice-Presidents brother. Lincoln has always professed his innocence and Michael slowly starts to believe that he's innocent. So Michael hatches a plan......he holds up a bank with the express purpose of getting himself incarcerated at Fox River Penitentiary where Lincoln is being held.....once there he plans to help Lincoln escape.

Meanwhile Lincolns ex-girlfriend takes over as his attorney in a last ditch effort to get a stay of execution. She slowly starts to uncover that Lincolns case was fast-tracked and believes that somebody wants Lincoln dead.....quickly!

The star of this series is definitely Wentworth Miller. He plays the part of Michael to perfection. We see him as a doting brother and fantastic tactician in how he plans everything down to the last detail. And when Dr Sara Tancredi looks into Michaels eyes......all I can say is that I defy any woman in the room not to want to melt into those eyes!

Dominic Purcell plays the part of Lincoln as a man who has accepted his fate and you feel the guy was made for this part. The most disturbing character of all is definitely T-bag played by Robert Knepper. This guy makes my skin crawl and every episode without fail you hope somebody will finish him off.
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