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Alcatraz 

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In 1963, all the prisoners and guards mysteriously disappear from Alcatraz. In the present day, they resurface and a secret agency are tasked with re-capturing them.
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Series cast summary:
Sarah Jones ...  Detective Rebecca Madsen 13 episodes, 2012
Jorge Garcia ...  Dr. Diego Soto 13 episodes, 2012
Jonny Coyne ...  Warden Edwin James 13 episodes, 2012
Parminder Nagra ...  Dr. Lucy Banerjee 13 episodes, 2012
Sam Neill ...  Emerson Hauser 13 episodes, 2012
Cameron K. Smith Cameron K. Smith ...  Alcatraz Guard 13 episodes, 2012
Leon Rippy ...  Dr. Milton Beauregard 12 episodes, 2012
Jason Butler Harner ...  Deputy Warden E.B. Tiller 10 episodes, 2012
David Hoflin ...  Tommy Madsen 8 episodes, 2012
Jeffrey Pierce ...  Jack Sylvane 6 episodes, 2012
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Storyline

Switching between eras, Alcatraz focuses on the Alcatraz prison, which was shut down in 1963 due to unsafe conditions for its prisoners and guards. The show's premise is that both the prisoners and the guards disappeared in 1963 and have abruptly reappeared in modern-day San Francisco, where they are being tracked down by a government agency. Written by ahmetkozan

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On March 21st, 1963, Alcatraz officially closed. All the prisoners were transferred off the island. Only, that's not what happened... not at all. See more »


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USA | Canada

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English

Release Date:

16 January 2012 (USA) See more »

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Alcatraz See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

Even though the show is set in San Francisco, and some of the pilot was filmed in the city and on Alcatraz itself, the producers of the show opted to film the rest in Vancouver, mainly because of the much more attractive production rebates than California and the city of San Francisco could offer, much to the chagrin of the San Francisco film industry. See more »

Goofs

Sam Neill plays the elder Hauser. He is 5 foot 11 inches tall. Greyston Holt plays the younger Hauser and is noticeably taller in scenes with Parminder Nagra since he is 6 feet 2 inches tall. Likewise, the old and young Ray actors have a noticeable height difference. The older Ray played by Robert Forster is 5 feet 9 inches tall, while the younger Ray played by Robbie Amell is 6 feet tall. See more »

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Great show... no ending...
1 August 2012 | by rittings-117-442485See all my reviews

This is a show that shows all the same sort of promise and excitement that Prison Break showed a few years back. Sadly, with the network axing it before we even get a sniff of a conclusion, there is little point in watching this.

Over zealous American Network bosses doing what they do worst - judging shows on the dollar bills in their pockets. No wonder the USA doesn't have the same cult shows that the UK produces so regularly. It helps to keep up the poor reputation of American Television though.

If you have nothing better to do, then watch this - but I warn you, you'll be disappointed when the series ends abruptly and leaving you wanting more.


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