Prison Break

FOX (ended 2009)
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  • Prison Break is a drama from executive producers Brett Ratner, Paul Scheuring, Matt Olmstead, Marty Adelstein, Dawn Parouse and Neal Moritz. After getting himself incarcerated in Fox River State Penitentiary to free his wrongly accused brother, Lincoln Burrows, Michael Scofield is now on the loose–along with his brother. Tasked by a government agent to take down The Company, the brothers work along side former correctional officer Brad Bellick, former federal agent Alexander Mahone and other odd characters.moreless

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  • S 4 : Ep 23

    The Old Ball and Chain / Free


  • S 4 : Ep 23

    The Final Break


  • S 4 : Ep 22

    Killing Your Number

    Aired 5/15/09

  • S 4 : Ep 21

    Rate of Exchange

    Aired 5/15/09

  • S 4 : Ep 20

    Cowboys and Indians

    Aired 5/8/09

  • Cast & Crew
  • Peter Stormare

    John Abruzzi

  • Michael Rapaport

    Agent Don Self

  • Robert Knepper

    Theodore "T-Bag" Bagwell

  • Wade Williams

    Brad Bellick

  • William Fichtner

    Alex Mahone

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (1991)

    • Paul Adelstein: I think what's important about Kellerman, and a character like Kellerman, is that you might look at him as the bad guy, but he has a mission and he is gonna get the mission that he has been assigned to him... done in anyway possible. He fully believes that what he is doing is for the good of the country so this guy does not think he is a bad man at all. He thinks in-fact he is doing absolutely the good thing for a higher cause.

    • Paul Adelstein: My character's name is Special Agent Kellerman, Secret Service and what I like most about playing him is he's extremely effective and efficient and streamlined.

    • Robin Tunney: But I'm hoping for make-out scenes... with all the hot guys. That's what I'm hoping that the future will bring. Steamy make-out scenes, so I'm looking forward to those.

    • Dominic Purcell: I kind of have fantasizes of um... Lincoln heading off to Hawaii and surfing and drinking beer.

    • Peter Stormare: The biggest suprise would be if he was actually the killer.

    • Amaury Nolasco (Talking about what will happen in the future episodes): I'm not allowed to say, I dunno. Haha, See, they're watching me. There might be another one joining us. I can probably say that. Can I? Maybe, I dunno.

    • Wentworth Miller: I personally think it'd be kinda funny if they killed my brother (ha,ha) and I'm stuck in prison and I still have to get out.

    • Wentworth Miller: Well, I'll say that you shouldn't get attached to anyone and I mean anyone... Something serious, potentially lethal, could happen to any of us at any time.

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    Notes (248)

    • Lincoln is 35 when he's sent to Fox River.

    • This episode was nominated for a Eddie Award for Best Edited One-Hour Series for Commercial Television.

    • Several characters are named after presidents and politicians. Lincoln Burrows is named after President Abraham Lincoln. Michael Scofield and Benjamin Miles "C-Note" Franklin are named after politicians Edward Scofield and Benjamin Franklin. Agent Paul Kellerman may have been named after Roy Kellerman, the Secret Service agent who was riding in President John F. Kennedy's limousine at the time of his assassination.

    • Bellick's first name was originally Brian, but it was later changed to Brad.

    • This episode aired as the first part of a two-hour premiere event along with the second episode, "Allen."

    • The prison scenes in the show are shot at Joliet Prison, Joliet, Illinois, USA.

    • Though both Marshall Allman and Anthony Starke are credited, neither appear in this episode.

    • If you wanted a tattoo like Michael's it would cost around $15,000-$20,000.

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    Trivia (440)

    • Goof: In this episode Tom Berg, the tattoo designer, says: Now the front contains all the underground passage ways. The back is the over view shot, like its from a helicopter point of view of the actual prison. However in By The Skin And The Teeth, Michael is looking at his back through the mirror, when he begins telling Sucre about the pipes being complex, the pipes start to show up on his back through the mirror. But, according to the tattoo designer, the back shows a birds eye view of the prison.

    • Stacy Keach (Warden Pope) spent six months in a British prison and modeled his character after the warden of that prison.

    • Michael's inmate number is 94941.

    • When Sid is done with the tattoo, Michael puts his shirt back on to leave. When you get a tattoo you actually have to keep a bandage on it for a few days because of blood and ink rejection. Anyway, his shirt would get stained from the ink.

    • This is the only episode where Wentworth Miller had to wear the entire tattoo.

    • When D.B. Cooper parachuted out of the plane he was carrying all 20 dollar bills, in this show he had 100's.

    • According to the papers Michael fills out and hands to officer Bellick his birth date is September 8, 1978. Which would make him 27 years old. His ID# is displayed as "A7468" and his back number is "94941" The only information on the form in which he didn't fill out - is his race; which has been left blank.

    • In the scene where Sucre is waiting for Maricruz, he looks at the clock and it is around 10:15. But when Maricruz enters the room, the time is set a few minutes back.

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    Allusions (77)

    • The name of the prison in the show, Fox River, shares the name of a river that runs through Western Chicago land, near the real prison filming location.

    • Abruzzi: Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer. This is a quote from the mob movie The Godfather II, although originally from Sun Tzu's The Art of War

    • Sucre: (to Michael seeing his first shanking) Welcome to Prisney-land, Fish. -It's meant ironically, with Disneyland being the original intended destination, not prison, in the greeting.

    • With Haywire as his new cellmate, Michael tells his brother, "Lincoln, we have a problem." This refers to the common saying, "Houston, we have a problem." The tagline for the 1995 film, Apollo 13, it went from being a genuine formal report of a potentially life-threatening issue to being used colloquially, even humorously, to comment on all types of problems.

    • Abruzzi: Maybe the Beatles were right after all – maybe all you need is love. This is a reference to the hit 1967 song by the Beatles, All You Need Is Love.

    • The informer's name, Fibonacci, is a reference to an Italian mathematician. He is best known for the discovery of the Fibonacci numbers, referred to in the Dan Brown Novel, The DaVinci Code.

    • The episode title appears to allude to the fake cell phone that Michael made to test Sucre. "Cell Test" was also written on a Post-It note when Michael planned the escape.

    • Sucre: I thought you had everything worked out, Fish. Michael: We're not breaking out of a Jamba Juice, gentlemen. Jamba Juice is a popular chain of smoothie resturants across 26 states, the District of Colombia and the Bahamas.

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  • Fan Reviews (1536)
  • The best

    By Sssssara12, Jan 03, 2016

  • If analytical, script fails after season 1.

    By Bigjamesian, Dec 17, 2015

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    By scofieldlover4661, Nov 29, 2015

  • Best Show Ever

    By CarlyPeterson, Nov 10, 2015

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