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Prison Break

Prison Break Dates : 2005 - 2009
42 episodes of 42 min
First broadcasting : 31 Août 2006
Creator(s) : Paul Scheuring
Producer(s) : Paul Scheuring, Dawn Parouse
Music : Ramin Djawadi
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French Traduire


This soap opera stages Michael Scofield, a very intelligent civil engineer in civil engineering. Michael wants to help his brother Lincoln to escape from Fox River's state prison, where he is waiting to be executed for a crime of which he was wrongly accused: the murder of the brother of the vice-president of the states- United. After being tattooed the prison plan on the chest, arms and back, Michael brands a bank in order to be condemned and in turn incarcerated at Fox River. He finds his brother there and will try, with the help of his tattoos, to escape with him before the date of execution. But over the episodes, unforeseen events will complicate the escape plan which he has meticulously developed.

Prison Break is an American television series broadcast on Fox between 2005 and 2009. It was created by Paul Scheuring and was produced by Adelstein-Parouse Productions, in association with original Television and 20th Century Fox Television. The series was broadcast for four seasons, each comprising 22 episodes.

The series follows the story of Michael Scofield (played by Wentworth Miller), a brilliant but criminal structural engineer, who will voluntarily incarcerate in a high security prison to save his brother, Lincoln Burrows (played by Dominic Purcell), who has was unjustly sentenced to the death penalty for a crime he did not commit. With the help of a few other detainees, Michael develops a bold plan to escape from the prison and prove his brother's innocence.

The rest of the distribution includes Sarah Wayne Callies in the role of Sara Tancredi, the love of Michael's life; Robin Tunney in the role of Veronica Donovan, a childhood friend of Michael and a lawyer working to prove Lincoln's innocence; Peter Stormare in the role of John Abruzzi, an Italian gang leader imprisoned in the prison; Amaury Nolasco in the role of Fernando Sucre, a longtime friend of Michael; And Rockmond Dunbar in the role of Benjamin Miles "C-Note" Franklin, another detainee helping Michael in his escape plan.

Prison Break was a critical and commercial success, with high audiences throughout its dissemination. The series has won several prizes, including the Primetime Emmy Award for the best assembly for a drama and the Screen Actors Guild Award of the best ensemble in a drama. In 2017, a series of the series, entitled Prison Break: Resurrection, was broadcast on Fox.

The Actors

Jodi Lyn O'Keefe - Gretchn Morgan

Jodi Lyn O'Keefe

(Gretchn Morgan)

Dominic Purcell - Lincoln Burrows

Dominic Purcell

(Lincoln Burrows)

Wentworth Miller - Michael Scofield

Wentworth Miller

(Michael Scofield)

Amaury Nolasco - Fernando Sucre

Amaury Nolasco

(Fernando Sucre)

Robert Knepper - Theodore 'T-Bag' Bagwell

Robert Knepper

(Theodore 'T-Bag' Bagwell)

William Fichtner - Alexander Mahone

William Fichtner

(Alexander Mahone)

Wade Williams - Bradley 'Brad' Bellick

Wade Williams

(Bradley 'Brad' Bellick)

Sarah Wayne Callies - Docteur Sara Tancredi

Sarah Wayne Callies

(Docteur Sara Tancredi)

Rockmond Dunbar - Benjamin Miles 'C-Note' Franklin

Rockmond Dunbar

(Benjamin Miles 'C-Note' Franklin)

Leon Russom - General Jonathan Krantz

Leon Russom

(General Jonathan Krantz)


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If Michael Scofield goes on the run to Panama, on the production side, the team continues to move according to the filming imperatives. After a 1st season near Chicago, in Illinois, all these little people settles in Dallas in season 2 to enjoy the urban and rural landscapes of the surroundings. For the 3rd season, production continues in Texas, with some additional shots made in Florida, Louisiana, and even Panama. Season 4 pushes the team to settle in Los Angeles.

At the end of season 1, the character of Dr Sara Tancredi (Sarah Wayne Callies) made an overdose. Originally, she had to die, but faced with the growing popularity of the character, and the affection of the telespectors for the couple she trained with Michael Scofield, her character was preserved (it is that of the lawyer interpreted by Robin Tunney that the writers murdered). On the occasion of the 3rd season, Sara finally went to the hatch, without the actress, who has just gave birth to a child, being consulted. Faced with the discontent of fans, production decides to reintegrate the young woman in the 4th season.

A website inspired by the series has been set up to promote the character of Caroline Reynolds in the presidential campaign. "Caroline Reynolds for President" imitates the sites of real candidates in the elections with the photo of Patricia Wettig, and has the same presentation sections, donation, calendar, and support. It is visible at the following address:

Before playing in Prison Break, Dominic Purcell was revealed in the John Doe series, canceled even before the end of the first season. He interpreted a man who wakes up on a desert island and realizes that he knows everything about everything except himself ... ironic, when we see that he went from a character unknown to all to the fugitive The most sought after in the United States.

Prison Break producers wanted to internationalize their series by offering the French a generic different from the American version. It is, in fact, the song interpreted by Faf Larage, "no time", that the hexagonal public hears at the beginning of the episodes. Although this change is not unanimous among fans of the series, the single sold more than 392,000 copies in 2006, the best score of the year.

The shooting in the prison was carried out at the old Joliet prison, in Illinois. Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell admitted that the frame was sometimes frightening, especially in isolation cells, where they knew that real serial killers had been locked up. Besides, some extras were former prisoners of Joliet.

Paul Scheuring had planned only two seasons for prison break. During the announcement of the renewal for a third season, he said that he had difficulty writing the script, because he had not thought about it from the start of the series.

Toyota and La Fox collaborated to make a spin-off of the series, Prison Break: Proof of Innocence, exclusively available on mobile phone. The twenty-six two-minute episodes each present new characters, notably Amber McCall, a friend of L.J., but the sets remain identical to the original series. This parallel season started on May 8, 2006.

Prison Break was very successful in real prisons, and televisions have been installed in certain penal establishments so that prisoners can follow the episodes. The photo of Wentworth Miller circulates, moreover, between the prisoners and serves as a currency to buy cigarette packs.

Michael Scofield is not the leading prisoner role that Wentworth Miller had to interpret. Indeed, in the short film The Confession of Ash, he was already playing an imprisoned character. The film is, however, far from having obtained the same success as Prison Break.


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