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Prison Break: Season 1 (2005-2006)




Critic Consensus: 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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This taut thriller, a paean to brotherly love, follows hunky Lincoln Burrows, who faces execution for a murder he didn't commit, and his brainy brother, Michael Scofield, who tries to save Linc as Series 1 opens by springing him from prison. To do it, Michael robs a bank with the intention of getting caught so he can be sent to Fox River penitentiary in Illinois, where Linc awaits execution.


Wentworth Miller
as Michael Scofield
Dominic Purcell
as Lincoln Burrows
Robin Tunney
as Veronica Donovan
Sarah Wayne Callies
as Dr. Sara Tancredi
Peter Stormare
as John Abruzzi
Stacy Keach
as Warden Pope
Muse Watson
as Charles Westmoreland
Paul Adelstein
as Agent Kellerman
Frank Grillo
as Nick Savrinn
Patricia Wettig
as Garlic Cutter
Danny McCarthy
as Special Agent Hale
Michelle Forbes
as Samantha Brinker
Silas Weir Mitchell
as Charles `Haywire' Patoshik
Joseph Nunez
as Manche Sanchez
John Heard
as Gov. Frank Tancredi
Camille Guaty
as Maricruz
Christian Stolte
as C.O. Stolte
Anthony Starke
as Sebastian
Al Sapienza
as Philly Falzone
Matt DeCaro
as C.O. Geary
Mac Brandt
as C.O. Mack
Joel Hatch
as Judge Kessler
Adina Porter
as Leticia Barris
Holly Valance
as Nika Volek
Tom McElroy
as Reverend Mailor
Mark Morettini
as C.O. Rizzo
Antoine McKay
as C.O. Antoine
Joe Minoso
as Chaz Fink
Keith Diamond
as Tim Giles
Ora Jones
as Wendy
Michael Stoyanov
as Mark Fletcher
Brian Hamman
as May Tag
Deanna Dunagan
as Judy Pope
Gianni Russo
as Smallhouse
Chelcie Ross
as Bishop Morrow
John Judd
as Ben Forsik
Kevin Kelly
as Officer Phil Weston
Kwame Amoaku
as Stroker
Sandra Marquez
as Mrs. Delgado
Linara Washington
as Jenae Conlin
Daniel J. Travanti
as President Richard Mills
Terry Berner
as Electrician
Javon Johnson
as C.O. J.J.
Scott Jaeck
as Trenchcoat
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Critic Reviews for Prison Break: Season 1

All Critics (30) | Top Critics (16)

Like 24, Prison Break is preposterous. Which is exactly what makes it a good time.

March 21, 2018 | Full Review…

[Michael's] easy to root for.

March 21, 2018 | Full Review…

Not only does the series not redeem itself in the three episodes previewed for critics, it manages, at best, to be "The Longest Foot."

September 12, 2017 | Full Review…

Wentworth Miller is terrific in the title role, and the supporting players are sufficiently vicious.

September 25, 2018 | Full Review…

Prison Break is very cool. Even if it does go to Tooele.

September 25, 2018 | Full Review…

This is an entertaining, big-narrative concept. Victor Hugo certainly would have thought twice before using it to line his parakeet cage.

September 25, 2018 | Full Review…

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