Prison Break

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Due to a political conspiracy, an innocent man is framed for the death of the vice president's brother. But his own brother will not let him be executed for a crime he didn't commit, and the two plan to escape before his sentence is carried out.
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  1. 1. Pilot
    August 29, 2005
    44min
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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.
  2. 2. Allen
    August 29, 2005
    44min
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    Michael tries to get a drug that will help him test positive for diabetes.
  3. 3. Cell Test
    September 5, 2005
    44min
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    Michael encounters problems bringing Abruzzi and Sucre into his plan.
  4. 4. Cute Poison
    September 12, 2005
    44min
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    Michael obtains some caustic chemicals to use in his escape plan.
  5. 5. English, Fitz or Percy
    September 19, 2005
    44min
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    Michael stalls his transfer and tests the first part of his escape plan.
  6. 6. Riots, Drills and the Devil
    September 26, 2005
    44min
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    Michael's ploy to buy some work time by prompting a cellblock lockdown leads to a full-scale riot.
  7. 7. Riots, Drills and the Devil Part 2
    October 3, 2005
    43min
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    During the prison riot Michael rescues Sara as the assassin tries to kill Lincoln.
  8. 8. The Old Head
    October 24, 2005
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    Michael tries to figure out how to tunnel into a building that houses a guards? break rooms.
  9. 9. Tweener
    October 31, 2005
    44min
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    T-Bag loses one slave and targets another.
  10. 10. Sleight of Hand
    November 7, 2005
    44min
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    Abruzzi convinces Michael to tell Falzone where he can find Fibonacci.
  11. 11. And Then There Were 7
    November 14, 2005
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    Michael builds a device to figure out how much time his group will have to make its escape.
  12. 12. Odd Man Out
    November 21, 2005
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    Tensions mount after Lincoln warns Michael that someone in the group will have to remain behind.
  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.
  14. 14. The Rat
    March 20, 2006
    44min
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    Michael tries, and fails, to delay Lincoln's execution by tampering with the electric chair.
  15. 15. By the Skin and the Teeth
    March 27, 2006
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    Lincoln, who thinks he sees his father at the execution, wins a two-week stay of execution.
  16. 16. Brother's Keeper
    April 3, 2006
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    A series of flashbacks show how various prisoners came to reside in the Fox River prison.
  17. 17. J-Cat
    April 10, 2006
    44min
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    Warden Pope places Michael in solitary when he refuses to name names.
  18. 18. Bluff
    April 17, 2006
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    Michael goes "Haywire" trying to reconstruct his tattoo.
  19. 19. The Key
    April 24, 2006
    44min
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    The mystery man reveals himself to Lincoln as well as his connection to some bad company.
  20. 20. Tonight
    May 1, 2006
    43min
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    Westmoreland uses Bellick to plug a hole in the escape plan.
  21. 21. Go
    May 8, 2006
    44min
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    Michael, Lincoln and the other inmates make a break for it.
  22. 22. Flight
    May 15, 2006
    43min
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    The inmates take flight outside the prison walls, risking life and limb to evade capture.

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2006
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DarlaReviewed in the United States on February 23, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Oh my. What a compelling story to binge, however Amazon overprices so can't continue.
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I sampled one season and loved it, but greedy Amazon wants over $20 per season, and for 6 seasons - $120+ - that's more than I will ever invest for an old tv show. Will be looking for another source, maybe Hulu. The series is really interesting - a new kind of back story and escape plan never seen before in this genre. And these poor characters make two steps forward and one step back, at every turn. I found myself shouting "NO!" at the TV screen, at each new twist. Loving the unpredictability, the excellent acting, and good writing. Note to Amazon: with the increasing cost of Prime, it would serve you well to adjust your prices so that the everyday person could continue to watch via your service. Otherwise over time, most of us will move away from Prime to other less expensive options. Had this experience with books and stopped using Amazon Kindle Books because best sellers are way too pricey (Amazon blames the publishers, but when I emailed several writers they said pricing is all Amazon). Now I use the public library, which checks out free books by well known authors, in Kindle format. You can use Amazon Goodreads for unknown authors, but it's a fishing expedition to find the good ones. Amazon bleeds us another $9.99 a month for this source, which should be a free service included with Prime Membership!
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DisneyDenizenReviewed in the United States on February 15, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
TEN STARS
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This first season of Prison Break is one of the best and most innovative things ever to hit television. While the series may have floundered in later episodes and is never at its best when trying to be all things to all people (conspiracy theories, anyone?), the acting and writing were absolutely terrific this first season.

This show is so good that prison wardens had to ban it from being shown to prison populations.
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Jesper the disasterReviewed in the United States on April 29, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
You will not be sorry if you purchase
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I remember watching this with my mom when I was a young girl, we hyped up this show to everyone. I really enjoy this show, I like a lot of the old stuff even though I'm a teen.

Unlike other teens I do not like this new age stuff its trash, there will never be another prison show like this. My mom had a crush on Wentworth then she found out he was gay years after the show ended,ah good times.

I totally think this is worth buying the story line is never dry with it's twist and turns and who can forget T-bag, Robert did such a great job playing him he is one of the best bad guys I've come to know.
8 people found this helpful
BDoubleUReviewed in the United States on September 26, 2012
5.0 out of 5 stars
Just when you thought you knew what would happen...
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I am a new fan of the series and admit that I never had taken the time to watch any of the episodes while they were on air but I am certainly glad I checked it out now because it is a fantastic series! It took me just a few episodes to become hooked and the thing I love most about this show is that just when you think you have things figured out, it pulls a complete 180 on you and I love when a show can do that. It does not happen all that often and when it does, you know you found something worth watching. I have heard that the rest of the seasons get to be a bit much in terms of being on the outlandish and unbelievable side of things, however this first season does not feel like that to me. I mean, come on, most shows are going to be far fetched anyway simply because of the fact that it is fiction and it is meant to entertain so I really do not think there is anything wrong with that. I am always pumped to watch the next episode wondering how they could possibly top the one before. I would definitely recommend this series to anyone that is ready to be on the edge of their seats for the better part of an hour. If you like the type of show that leaves you wanting more and throws you a curveball when you least expect it, then you have come to the right place. Sit down and enjoy the ride
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CthulhuReviewed in the United States on November 9, 2008
5.0 out of 5 stars
Season One of my favorite TV show
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Shows such as Prison Break, Heroes, Lost, the old X-files are, to a significant degree, reflections of how many of us perceive the world around us during these uncertain and unsettled times:

- larger portions of our lives are influenced or even controlled by high-level entities or organizations who now have the means to implement their agendas
- things are almost never what they seem because hidden forces are at work
- only very few insiders completely understand and control and set the agendas for these all-controlling entities
- we should consider ourselves lucky if we can figure out the who's and the how's that change our world but we may never get to know the why's
- these hidden and mysterious 'powers that be' plot, plan and act globally

On 'Season 1' Michael Scowfield gets himself convicted so that he can be sent to prison so that he can help his brother, who is (unjustly) on death row, escape. Does it sound over-complicated? It does, because it is. While working on the escape, Michael, a control freak and a genius, interacts with a dozen inmate characters, ranging from mid-level Mafia types, to unjustly convicted, to unlucky, to mentally deranged, to truly sadistic, vicious murderers. And, there's the world outside. He has friends who help him and his brother has extremely powerful enemies - how does the President of the U.S. look like, when we think of enemies? Well... she's far from being the most powerful because there is this mysterious 'company', controlled by we don't know exactly whom attempting to implement some agenda we are not aware of (see the first paragraphs of this review for more clarifications).

This is a GREAT series, in fact my overall favorite and the Blu-ray version takes advantage of the higher screen resolution. I do not believe that there are any gee-whiz, Blu-ray specific extras on this bundle but I don't care much for extra anyway. I am just happy to watch the actually show in high definition.

We own seasons 1, 2, and 3 already and we are looking forward for the upcoming Season 4 release - sorry, there's way too much suspense for me to watch this on TV, one weekly hour at a time.
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GeminigirlReviewed in the United States on July 15, 2009
5.0 out of 5 stars
Prison Break - Season I
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I'd forgotten how truly "sitting on the edge of my seat; do not care if it IS 3am and I've gotta get up for work in 2.5 hrs, I'm watching another epi" great this season is.

I decided to give the show a chance because I'd read an interview with the creator who stated that he only meant for the show to last 4 seasons and had written out the storyline to last that long. I was intrigued because usually after a 1st season this good, series tend to fall off because the writers hadn't banked on a hit.

The premise of the show has been detailed perfectly by other reviewers so I'll just go on and add my 2 cents regarding what kept me drawn to this show:

1) Wentworth Miller in a star making turn as "Michael Scofield" - loved his steely glares and the little smirk he'd get when his plans went off without a hitch

2) Peter Stormare - his take on the Mafia Don was original (at times menacing and other times humorous)

3) Robert Knepper - "T-Bag", one of the creepiest characters ever! Where is his Emmy???!

4) The exceptional chemistry between the entire cast (with the exception of Robin Tunney)

My two favorite scenes were:

1) when the brothers initially meet in the prison chapel and Michael tells Linc that he's going to get him out and

2) near the end of the riot - again the two brothers meet up and just the expression on Wentworth's face actually made me cry as he realizes the horror he unleashed and then sees his big brother

Really I know that if u live on the east coast right now the last thing u want to do is sit in front of a tv, especially since the weather has gotten so perfect but honestly, if u missed the chance to get hooked on this show when it initially aired, try to either view it or buy it. This season really became my personal crack and thankfully Amazon had a price reduction so I was able to buy the first 3 seasons and have the last one on order.
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Brennan GiuffreReviewed in the United States on April 2, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
One of the best shows of all time!
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If you haven't watch Prison Break, you are missing out! This is one of the best series I have ever watched. Buyer beware, you will binge watch this series and then be extremely depressed when its over.
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ShopperReviewed in the United States on July 12, 2009
5.0 out of 5 stars
You need valium to watch this show...
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I gave up on TV some time ago. However, a friend of mine recommended Prison Break and out of politeness last Friday I bought the pilot episode on Video on Demand, just to say I had given it an honest try... Well, a weekend later and I have just finished viewing the entire season one. I can honestly say, it is the best TV show I have seen in at least a decade. Clever? Check... Suspenseful? Check... Thrilling? Check... With a couple of easy on the eyes men, and a possible, if not always probable, plot? Check... Who would have thought there would be enough material in a story about a prison break to keep you SUPER glued to your seat for 22 episodes?!

Basic story: a man with a shady past is sentenced to the electric chair for killing the brother of the current VP of the United States. Turns out the man has a quirky genius for a brother, as well as an attorney ex-girlfriend who are willing to risk their lives in order to save him, because, of course, he is innocent. Add to the mix a shady company, a major government conspiracy, and a VP with her eye on the Presidency, and you have a heck of a ride!

Enjoy the thrill!
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