HBO (ended 2003)




  • Season 3 Episode 4: Unnatural Disasters

  • Prisoner featured

    Jason Cramer, convicted September 6th 1998, murder in the first degree, kidnapping, assault with a dangerous instrument. Life imprisonment without the possibility of parole. (prison # 98C931)

  • Tricia Ross' change hands position between shots when she is talking to Said.

  • When Said is talking to his sister, his hand on the table changes position between shots.

  • Season 3 Episode 3: Legs

  • Kareem Said had started a hunger strike because McManus would not allow him to have food in his cell during Ramadan. As he entered the fourth day of his hunger strike, Said took a sip of water while sitting in Emerald City's common room. As an observant Muslim, Said would never eat a bite of food nor have a sip of water during daylight hours of the Holy Month of Ramadan.

  • Prisoners featured

    Nikolai Stanislofsky, convicted February 14th 1999, possession of stolen goods with intent to sell. Sentence: 5 years, up for parole in 5. (prisoner # 99S233)

    Andrew Peter Schillinger, convicted February 16th, 1999, murder in the second degree, possession of narcotics. Sentence: 50 years, up for parole in 20.
    (prisoner # 99S333)

  • Season 3 Episode 2: Napoleon's Boney Parts

  • Crime Flashback:

    Coyle murdering a mother and her baby.

  • When Glynn is talking to Hughes, he is pointing to him with his finger but in the next shot he has an open palm.

  • When Ricardo is in the visiting room with his family, the door leading to the hallway is open and closed between shots.

  • In the beginning of the show, it is said that Napoleon was Italian, which isn't true... Napoleon came from Corsica which is a French island.

  • Season 3 Episode 1: The Truth and Nothing But...

  • When Peter Schibetta is attacked by another inmate in the psychiatric ward, Adebesi comes and helps him out. This was Schibetta's first and only appearance in season 3. He would not be seen again until season 5.

  • Crime Flashbacks:

    Coyle and a friend run out of a store post-holdup, a cop kills the friend, Coyle surrenders.

  • Prisoner featured

    Malcolm Coyle AKA Snake convicted January 17th 1999, grand larceny, armed robbery, assault with a deadly weapon, assault of a police officer. Sentence: 50 years, up for parole in twenty. (prison #99C122)

  • Said tells Hamid Khan that 8 prisoners died in the riot, but in The Tip it was said that 6 prisoners and 2 COs died.

  • Season 2 Episode 8: Escape from Oz

  • When Dr. Nathan is searching for a blood match for Officer Rivera, they state he is type AB- and the only match is another AB-. This is incorrect. While AB- is the rarest type, it is "The universal recipient" and can accept any blood type that is Rh- ; meaning A-,B-,O- or AB-, so about half the population could successfully donate.

  • Crime Flashbacks:

    Mark Mack defaces a grave and kills the black caretaker.

    Kip-Kemy Jarra refuses to let paramedics help a girl he's attempting to treat spiritually.

    Ryan and Cyril show up at a mob funeral, Ryan gets intimate in the bathroom with a former girlfriend. Trying to fight their way out of the room, Cyril gets hit over the head with a table, giving him permanent brain damage.

  • Prisoners featured:

    Mark Mack, convicted June 1st 1996, murder in the second degree, vandalism, hate crimes. Sentence: 70 years, up for parole in 40. (prisoner # 96M542)

    Kipekemie Jara, convicted August 1st 1998, criminally negligent homicide. Sentence: 20 years, up for parole in 8. (prisoner # 98J604)

  • The four Muslim prisoners in Oz are listed as: 97F444, Kareem Said. 97A822, Zahir Arif. 89B267, Nasim Bismilla. 85A245, Sanjay Afsana. This number differs from the original prisoner number given for Kareem Said, which was stated in the episode The Routine to be 97S444.

  • Jonathan Coushaine, a great supporting character, completely vanished without explanation after this episode.

  • Season 2 Episode 7: Animal Farm

  • Prisoners featured

    Robert Sippel, convicted March 10th, 1988, sexual abuse in the second degree. Sentence: 15 years, up for parole in 10.(prisoner # 88S510)

    Antonio Nappa, convicted June 4th 1998, murder in the second degree. Sentence: 80 years, up for parole in 50. (prisoner # 98N744)

    Jazz Hoyt, convicted August 12th 1998, aggravated assault in the first degree. Sentence: 8 years, up for parole in 4. (prisoner # 98H432)

    Arnold Jackson, aka Poet, convicted July 20th 1998, murder in the second degree. Sentence: 26 years, up for parole in 19. (prisoner # 98J448)

  • After Adebisi has his drug test he is sent to see Sister Pete. The Goomba figure he is holding is from a Super Mario Bros. 3 McDonalds Happy Meal from 1990.

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Thrillers, gritty crime scenarios, Crime, gritty cinematography, cerebral