Prison Break (2005–2017)
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Pilot 

Michael Scofield is imprisoned in Fox River State Penitentiary. He finds his brother, Lincoln Burrows, who is a death row prisoner, and tells him that he is going to break them both out of the prison.

Director:

Brett Ratner

Writers:

Paul Scheuring (created by) (as Paul T. Scheuring), Paul Scheuring (as Paul T. Scheuring)
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dominic Purcell ... Lincoln 'Linc' Burrows
Wentworth Miller ... Michael Scofield
Robin Tunney ... Veronica Donovan
Amaury Nolasco ... Fernando Sucre
Marshall Allman ... LJ Burrows
Peter Stormare ... John Abruzzi
Wade Williams ... Brad Bellick
Sarah Wayne Callies ... Sara Tancredi
Rockmond Dunbar ... Benjamin Miles 'C-Note' Franklin
Jessalyn Gilsig ... Lisa Rix
Muse Watson ... Charles Westmoreland
Paul Adelstein ... Paul Kellerman
Camille Guaty ... Maricruz Delgado
Chelcie Ross ... Bishop McMorrow
Laura Wade Laura Wade ... Syd (as Laura Scott Wade)
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Storyline

After getting an elaborate full-body tattoo and destroying all the notes in his office, Michael Scofield calmly walks into a bank and holds it up. At trial, he raises no defense and seems to voluntarily be going to prison. Inside, he reveals that he's the brother of a fellow inmate, one on death row for the murder of the vice president's brother. He also hints that he has a plan of some sort, which involves pretending he has diabetes and going to the infirmary for insulin injections, dangling information about an informant in witness protection in front of a mob boss, and striking up a friendship with an elderly con rumored to be D.B.Cooper. Meanwhile, a bishop who may stand in the way of Michael's brother's execution is murdered in his bedroom. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Portuguese

Release Date:

29 August 2005 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Illinois, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

The magazine that Michael Scofield shoves down the sewer has actress Roselyn Sanchez on it. Show co-producer Brett Ratner previously directed Rush Hour 2 with Sanchez co-starring. See more »

Goofs

Michael is convicted and sent to a State Prison for the crime of robbing a bank. Bank Robbery is a Federal offense and he would have been sent to a Federal Prison. See more »

Quotes

Sucre: [after taking Michael's advice when writing a letter to his girlfriend] Passion! What were you thinking?
Michael Scofield: [laughing] Hey, you went for it.
Sucre: She probably thinks I went sissy up in here. "Passion"!
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Connections

Featured in Prison Break: VS. (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

End Credits Theme
(uncredited)
Written by Ramin Djawadi
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22 September 2008 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In Illinois, the structural engineer Michael Scofield tattoos his body, gets rid of papers in his office and botches a bank heist. Later he does not defend himself in the trial and is sentenced to the Fox River State Penitentiary, in Joliet. He befriends his cell mate Fernando Sucre and discloses that he is the brother of Lincoln Burrows, a man in the death row for murdering the president's brother but that swore to him that is innocent. Meanwhile, Bishop McMorrow that is a close friend of the governor and intends to claim for Lincoln's life is murdered in his bed during the night, indicating that political conspiracy is in course.

This pilot episode of "Prison Break" is engaging, showing an innocent man imprisoned and his young brother plotting a scheme to release him. I am not sure whether his theme can stand a whole TV series, but I liked this first show. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Piloto – Em Busca da Verdade" ("Pilot – Seeking for the Truth")


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