Prison Break 4 Seasons 2005

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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
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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4 of 4 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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Reader on 14 Oct. 2013
Format: DVD
Okay I'll start by saying that this show is extremely far fetched. Not that I've been to prison, but I can't imagine a super max facility in the US being so laid back about giving their prisoners (one of whom is on death row) access to pick axes, sledgehammers, crowbars and a whole host of other potentially deadly weapons. Fair enough, these guys are part of a very select group who get to do maintenance but still, I just don't see it. Nor do I find it at all believable then when Lincoln is awaiting exection in solitary for attacking a guard, he would be allowed to keep a box of matches so he could strike them and watch them burn down, looking thoughtful while he does so.

I saw the adverts for Prison Break way back when it was first aired and remembered looking at Michael Scofield's tattoos and thinking "how can that be a map?" It's not a map per-se. More his way of remembering his escape plan. Scofield is revealed to have a genius level intellect and the type of mind that can formulate extremely complex ideas which the rest of us wouldn't be able to create, nevermind retain. His tattoos are his gentle reminders and fail safe in case things go wrong. And they do. Every episode.

Scofield deliberately has himself incarcerated at Fox River where his brother is on death row for a murder he swears he did not commit. This show really has two plots running; Michael's attempt to break his brother Lincoln out before his execution and Veronica (Michael's friend and his brother's lawyer) and her attempts to clear Lincoln's name. Veronica is thwarted and pursued by the Secret Service representing an organisation known only as "The Company" who are alleged to have framed Lincoln for the murder of the Vice President's brother.
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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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