Oz: Season 1 (1997)


Season 1
Oz

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The patient zero of HBO dramas pushes the envelope in graphic content and storytelling ambition, but its relentless provocations dangerously teeter toward schlock.

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Critic Ratings: 25

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User Ratings: 135

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Episodes

Air date: Jul 12, 1997

A correctional facility stresses the rehabilitation of its inmates.

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Air date: Jul 14, 1997

The search for a convict's killer begins; the inmates of Emerald City react differently to visits from loved ones.

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Air date: Jul 21, 1997

Inmates' rowdiness prompts the warden to threaten a lockdown.

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Air date: Jul 28, 1997

Tensions flare when the governor's reinstatement of the death penalty directly affects an Oz prisoner.

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Air date: Aug 4, 1997

Drugs are smuggled into the prison, and officials are implicated.

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Air date: Aug 11, 1997

A large number of prisoner complaints keeps the prison health ward in constant demand.

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Air date: Aug 18, 1997

A recovered Said has the Muslims shun Huseni Mershah; Groves commits murder in honor of Said's power; Beecher gets revenge on Schillinger.

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Air date: Aug 25, 1997

A fight over a checkers game leads to a massive riot in which several officers are taken hostage; the SORT team arrives to battle the inmates.

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Cast & Crew

Ernie Hudson
Warden Leo Glynn

Actor
Terry Kinney
Tim McManus

Actor
Harold Perrineau
Augustus Hill

Actor
Eamonn Walker
Kareem Said

Actor
Kirk Acevedo
Miguel Alvarez

Guest Star
Edie Falco
Officer Diane Whittlesey

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Leon
Jefferson Keane

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Rita Moreno
Sister Peter Marie Reimondo

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Tony Musante
Nino Schibetta

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J.K. Simmons
Vern Schillinger

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Lee Tergesen
Tobias "Toby" Beecher

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Sean Whitesell
Donald Groves

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Dean Winters
Ryan O'Reily

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BD Wong
Father Ray Mukada

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Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
Simon Adebisi

Guest Star
Rick Fox
Jackson Vahue

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Željko Ivanek
Governor James Devlin

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Stephen Gevedon
Scott Ross

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George Morfogen
Bob Rebadow

Guest Star
Richard Hamilton
Whitney Munson

Guest Star
Barry Levinson
Executive Producer
Tom Fontana
Executive Producer
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Critic Reviews for Oz: Season 1

Audience Reviews for Oz: Season 1

  • Jun 19, 2022
    The original HBO series that could never have made cable. Crazy stories with many twists & outlandish moments along the way.
  • Feb 26, 2020
    it cool but how the get the movies
  • Sep 16, 2019
    It's a bit ridiculous, but that's what makes it so much fun.
  • Jun 04, 2017
    Whats impressive about OZ is that it got 8 seasons. Such a ridiculous series. Some of the many, many deaths were quite funny though. Finger nail slashing was the most comical.

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