Prison Break: Season 1 (2005 - 2006)


Season 1
Prison Break

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Prison Break is confident pulp with a crackerjack premise that spreads thinly enough to smooth over the show's more lunkheaded flourishes.

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Critic Ratings: 31

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Air date: Aug 29, 2005

The brother of death-row inmate Lincoln Burrows intentionally gets himself incarcerated, then plans to use his skills as a structural engineer to free him.

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Air date: Aug 29, 2005

The brother of death-row inmate Lincoln Burrows intentionally gets himself incarcerated, then plans to use his skills as a structural engineer to free him.

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Air date: Aug 29, 2005

Michael seeks the help of his fellow prison inhabitants to execute his escape plan.

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Air date: Sep 5, 2005

Pressed for time, Michael tries to enlist the help of his cell mate, who asks for a transfer when he realizes what Michael is planning to do.

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Air date: Sep 12, 2005

Michael must delay his plan to escape when Haywire develops a fascination with his tattoo.

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Air date: Sep 19, 2005

Kellerman and Hale pay a visit to Warden Pope; Michael learns that he may be getting out of Fox River sooner than he expected.

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Air date: Sep 26, 2005

Michael turns up the heat to break through to the other side of his cell wall.

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Air date: Oct 3, 2005

As the riot escalates, Michael faces a difficult decision regarding the life of Dr. Sara; Abruzzi and Sucre team up to break the devil's back.

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Air date: Oct 24, 2005

Michael is unsure how to continue when he learns that an old storage shed crucial to the escape plan has been turned into the guard's break room.

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Air date: Oct 31, 2005

Abruzzi's demotion puts the entire escape-plan at risk; if Michael protects the new inmate, T-Bag threatens to expose the plan to the guards.

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Cast & Crew

Wentworth Miller
Michael Scofield

Actor
Dominic Purcell
Lincoln Burrows

Actor
Wade Williams
Capt. Brad Bellick

Actor
Amaury Nolasco
Fernando Sucre

Actor
Sarah Wayne Callies
Dr. Sara Tancredi

Actor
Paul Adelstein
Paul Kellerman

Actor
Robert Knepper
Theodore "T-Bag" Bagwell

Actor
Frank Grillo
Nick Savrinn

Guest Star
Patricia Wettig
Vice President of the United States

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Rockmond Dunbar
C-Note

Guest Star
Muse Watson
Guest Star
Mac Brandt
Corrections Officer Mack Andrews

Guest Star
Phillip Edward Van Lear
Louis Patterson

Guest Star
Christian Stolte
Corrections Officer Keith Stolte

Guest Star
DuShon Brown
Guest Star
Paul Scheuring
Executive Producer
Marty Adelstein
Executive Producer
Dawn Parouse
Executive Producer
Matt Olmstead
Executive Producer
Brett Ratner
Executive Producer
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Critic Reviews for Prison Break: Season 1

Audience Reviews for Prison Break: Season 1

  • Jul 07, 2021
    Should have been a one season show. Stop while you are ahead.
  • Apr 21, 2021
    I think that everyone should like it. It's the only season that I think is close to be perfect. It is like the point of the show. All the show lies on this. I liked the other seasons, but nothing compared to this one. The best prison break is in the season. It is spectacular to see Michael Scofield being able to do is plan even with unplanned situations. It is so well written and the characters developments are really well-done. A great season!
  • Apr 10, 2021
    Season 1 and 2 of Prison Break are epic.
  • Feb 24, 2021
    I liked this season, it still has some things to improve but in general it is very good, from the first episode to the last one you noticed a "quality" evolution, it has a smart script full of twists and an interesting cast.
  • Jan 18, 2021
    Very good series that keeps you coming back each week. However, it should have ended after season 3. They drug it out a bit too long. Season 5 was not needed
  • Jan 08, 2021
    I don't like the first few episodes but it gets slightly better after that. the Characters are OK and the Cliff-hangers aren't that great until it gets to the end of the Season.
  • Dec 29, 2020
    I binged it in 2 days because it was so good.
  • Jun 10, 2020
    An interesting concept and well delivered. Prison Break Season 1 was actually quite enjoyable. Throughout the escape you are kept in anticipation to see if they will pull it off and to see who gets caught. Acting is mediocre with good performances from "T-bag" and "Sarah", whilst "Lincoln" and "Michael" left a lot to be desired (more on Lincoln in my reviews of the future seasons). This season is certainly worth a watch and will provide entertainment, though don't expect "Breaking Bad" levels of production.
  • May 28, 2020
    IT'S LITERALLY THE BEST SHOW EVER!!!
  • May 20, 2020
    Didn't really expect anything while started to watch my first season - but it turned out to be breathtaking and really worth the time on the series. I almost streamed the season non-stop from beginning till end while continuing on season 2 ...

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