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Due to a political conspiracy, an innocent man is sent to death row and his only hope is his brother, who makes it his mission to deliberately get himself sent to the same prison in order to break the both of them out, from the inside.

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 Lincoln Burrows (90 episodes, 2005-2017)
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 Michael Scofield (90 episodes, 2005-2017)
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 Fernando Sucre (90 episodes, 2005-2017)
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 Theodore 'T-Bag' Bagwell (89 episodes, 2005-2017)
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 Dr. Sara Tancredi (80 episodes, 2005-2017)
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 Brad Bellick (67 episodes, 2005-2008)
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 Alex Mahone (59 episodes, 2006-2009)
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 Paul Kellerman (55 episodes, 2005-2017)
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 Benjamin Miles 'C-Note' Franklin (49 episodes, 2005-2017)
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 LJ Burrows (44 episodes, 2005-2008)
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 Gretchen Morgan / ... (37 episodes, 2007-2009)
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An innocent man is framed for the homicide of the Vice President's brother and scheduled to be executed at a super-max penitentiary, thus it's up to his younger brother to save him with his genius scheme: install himself in the same prison by holding up a bank and, as the final month ticks away, launch the escape plan step-by-step to break the both of them out, with his full-body tattoo acting as his guide; a tattoo which hides the layout of the prison facility and necessary clues vital to the escape. Written by filipfilipovich@hotmail.com

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Escaping Prison was Just the Beginning, Escaping the Country is now the priority (Season 2). See more »


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Trivia

There are several times throughout season 2 in which news reports can be seen on the tv and the anchors shown are Clarice Tinsley and Steve Eager of Fox 4 News in Dallas. Much of the series was filmed in the Dallas, Texas area. See more »

Goofs

Most of the main characters committed crimes in different states. (T-Bag in Arkansas, Fernando in New York, etc.) However, they are in a state prison in Chicago, not a federal prison. See more »

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Theodore "T-Bag" Bagwell: [about the rising temperature in the cells] Not that hot?
[he points to an African American cellmate]
Theodore "T-Bag" Bagwell: When this guy woke up, he was white!
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Fantastic New Show on Fox
30 August 2005 | by (Naperville IL) – See all my reviews

I wasn't sure how this show was going to be, it didn't look that interesting to me. I thought it looked more like a made for TV movie than an actual series. I decided to give it a chance and watched the premier last night. Let me just say that I'm addicted to the show after the 2 hour premier. This show was great, the acting, the characters, the setting, everything was done top notch. The show is filmed in and around Chicago, the prison they use for the setting was just closed a couple of years ago, it gives it a very authentic look. If you thought like I did(how can you make an entire series out of one prison break?), give it a try, you won't be disappointed. Besides, Fox made an entire season out of a 24 hour period.


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