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 (80 episodes, 2005-2009)
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 Michael Scofield (80 episodes, 2005-2009)
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 Fernando Sucre (80 episodes, 2005-2009)
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 Theodore 'T-Bag' Bagwell (79 episodes, 2005-2009)
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 Dr. Sara Tancredi (70 episodes, 2005-2009)
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 Brad Bellick (66 episodes, 2005-2008)
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 Alex Mahone (58 episodes, 2006-2009)
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 Paul Kellerman (46 episodes, 2005-2009)
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 LJ Burrows (44 episodes, 2005-2008)
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 Benjamin Miles 'C-Note' Franklin (40 episodes, 2005-2009)
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 Gretchen Morgan / ... (36 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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Your brother is innocent, but you are not . (Season 1). See more »


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The idea for the show was originally pitched to the Fox Broadcasting Company in 2003 but was turned down as Fox felt somewhat nervous about the long-term possibilities of such a television series. It was later considered as a possible 10-part mini series, which allegedly drew interest from big names in the film industry such as Steven Spielberg and Bruce Willis. However, the mini series never materialized. Following the huge popularity of serialized prime-time television series such as 24 (2001) and Lost (2004), the Fox Network had a change of heart and backed the production in 2004. 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 »

Quotes

Dr. Marvin Gudat: I can promise you nothing.
Theodore "T-Bag" Bagwell: Story of my life.
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Referenced in Ashens: London Tat Extravaganza (AD) (2015) See more »

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Awesome!!!!!!!
22 November 2005 | by (Ecuador) – See all my reviews

Some people say this show is for 24 fans... I'm not a 24 fan... As a matter of fact I don't like 24 at all!... But I so love this show... I mean, 1 hour is not enough... Gosh, if you watch one episode you'll be attached to the show... It's great!... It keeps you wandering what's gonna happen... and most of the time you THINK you know what's gonna happen but the twists are so cool!!! You could never imagine that coming... The characters: they have this established personality, they're unique, they're not like the typical criminal, the typical good girl and bad boy... they're completely different... The story lines are awesome too... This show is well written, directed and produced...So I really recommend this show... I love it!


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