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Alcatraz
6.6 Rating
(116 ratings)
7.1 IMDB rating

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Sarah Jones

Sarah Jones

 Detective Rebecca Madsen
Jorge Garcia

Jorge Garcia

 Dr. Diego Soto
Jonny Coyne

Jonny Coyne

 Warden Edwin James
Parminder Nagra

Parminder Nagra

 Dr. Lucy Banerjee
Sam Neill

Sam Neill

 Emerson Hauser
Leon Rippy

Leon Rippy

 Dr. Milton Beauregard
Jason Butler Harner

Jason Butler Harner

 Deputy Warden E.B. Tiller
David Hoflin

David Hoflin

 Tommy Madsen


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Steven Lilien

Steven Lilien

(13 episodes, 2012)
Elizabeth Sarnoff

Elizabeth Sarnoff

(13 episodes, 2012)


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2 years, 6 months ago at Jan 27 6:23
Interesting concept, though it feels a little like "The 4400", "Crossing Jordan", and "Lost", with the air of mystery. Then again, it's a Bad Robot production. Not bad, so far, and I have seen the first two episodes. Definitely intriguing, though I can see how it might go sour after a while if they cannot keep it fresh and interesting (kind of like what happened to "Alias", another Bad Robot sh... read more

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1 year, 10 months ago at Oct 15 23:08
Alcatraz, the prison that would earn the nickname the "Rock" was the ultimate American prison. For 29 years, moisture has nested in prison that kept the country's most notorious criminals and put them away from the rest of the world. The thick fog with warning sirens, cold wind and water of the bay Alcatraz made this the loneliest of the prisons. In 1861, Alcatraz started to receive Confederate pr... read more

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1 year, 10 months ago at Oct 15 20:52
The series has been renewed interest in the current public Alcatraz, so much so that the National Park Service has had to install warning signs for public trips. Fans of the television series have split views in an attempt to find the "nerve center" that appears below the prison in the series. The signal states: "The TV show Alcatraz is fictional, many areas it depicts are not real closed areas to... read more
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Description: Alcatraz is an American television series created by Elizabeth Sarnoff, Steven Lilien and Bryan Wynbrandt, and produced by JJ Abrams and Bad Robot Productions. The series originally premiered on Fox on January 16, 2012, as a midseason replacement. The change between the eras, the series focuses on the Alcatraz prison, which was closed ... (more)
Release date: 16 January 2012
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"Switching between eras, the series focuses on the Alcatraz prison, which was allegedly shut down in 1963 due to unsafe conditions for its prisoners and guards. The show's premise is that both the prisoners and the guards disappeared in 1963 and have abruptly reappeared in modern-day San Francisco, where they are being tracked down by a government agency. "


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arkkangabriel posted a review 1 year, 10 months ago

“Alcatraz, the prison that would earn the nickname the "Rock" was the ultimate American prison. For 29 years, moisture has nested in prison that kept the country's most notorious criminals and put them away from the rest of the world. The thick fog with warning sirens, cold wind and water of the bay Alcatraz made this the loneliest of the prisons. In 1861, Alcatraz started to receive Confederate prisoners, thanks to its natural isolation created by the surrounding waters. They were soldiers, Confederate privateers, and Southern sympathizers. They were confined in the dark basement of the guardhouse and the conditions were pretty grim. The men slept side by side, head to toe, lying on the stone floor of the basement. There was no running water, no latrines. These men were bound by iron chain” read more

arkkangabriel posted a review 1 year, 10 months ago

“Alcatraz Prison, located on Alcatraz Island, near the bay of San Francisco (California) was one of the safest and most famous prisons in the United States and in which major gangsters were jailed. Such is the case of Al Capone, for example, and of the "Birdman of Alcatraz".

Alcatraz was first a fort and a military prison. Between 1934 and 1963 was a maximum security penitentiary.

Colloquially, it has also been given the name "The Rock", with which also is called in the film of the same name starring Sean Connery and Nicolas Cage.

The fame of Alcatraz security comes from the fact of being on an island and that anyone who wanted to escape had to swim in the cold waters of the bay, at risk of hypothermia or an attack by sharks. However, the Spanish swimmer David ” read more

arkkangabriel posted a review 1 year, 10 months ago

“The series has been renewed interest in the current public Alcatraz, so much so that the National Park Service has had to install warning signs for public trips. Fans of the television series have split views in an attempt to find the "nerve center" that appears below the prison in the series. The signal states: "The TV show Alcatraz is fictional, many areas it depicts are not real closed areas to protect historic structures and nesting birds.” read more

arkkangabriel posted a review 1 year, 10 months ago

“For the FBI, one of the most conclusive evidence that the brothers John and Clarence Anglin escaped alive and perished in the frigid waters surrounding Alcatraz prison was the fact that the mother of these received each year until a bouquet death-without-card for his birthday. The other is one that speculates that the brothers attended the funeral of his mother in 1973 disguised as women despite the strong presence of FBI agents waiting.

On the night of June 11, 1962, four prisoners had scheduled his flight from 'The Rock', as it was known since its opening in 1933 the impregnable federal prison located on a bluff overlooking the bay of San Francisco (Northern California) and they began closing in 1963. Alcatraz was considered a high security prison because of their geographical ” read more

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"1. kausi aloitettu 2.9.2012 *JÄI KESKEN* Subin tahtiin mennään. Ekan jakson perusteella vaikuttaa ihan OK sarjalta, mut ei mitenkään tajunnanräjäyttävää menoa. -- Joo taisin jaksaa kaksi jaksoo katsoa. Ehkä joskus katon tän läpi, mut nyt ei kiinnostanut. Ideana vaikutti ihan hyvältä sarjalta, mut toteutus jotenki ontui."


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"~ The premise was intriguing but this show had no heart."


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"Aired: January 16, 2012 – March 26, 2012 Number of episodes: 13 "


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"Stopped watching/cancelled Created by: Elizabeth Sarnoff, Steven Lilien & Bryan Wynbrandt Starring: Sarah Jones, Jorge Garcia, Jonny Coyne, Parminder Nagra, Jason Butler Harner, Sam Neill, Robert Forster Status: Cancelled, Season 1 (2012) Up to Episode: 1.04 - Cal Sweeney Last Watched Episode: 4+ Weeks"


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"Sam Neill, who is an Australian, plays American Fed Emerson Hauser in the show. Also, Jonathan Coyne, famous in his home country of England for his appearances in "The Bill" and "Eastenders" et al, plays Warden Edward James. "


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"STATUS: Cancelled Network: FOX Who's in it?: Sarah Jones, Jorge Garcia, Sam Neill, Parminder Nagra, Robert Forster, Santiago Cabrera, Jonny Coyne, Jason Butler Harner What's it about? 302 wardens and prisoners of Alcatraz reappear in modern day, after their mysterious disappearance fifty years ago "


Jessica posted a review 2 years, 6 months ago

“Interesting concept, though it feels a little like "The 4400", "Crossing Jordan", and "Lost", with the air of mystery. Then again, it's a Bad Robot production. Not bad, so far, and I have seen the first two episodes. Definitely intriguing, though I can see how it might go sour after a while if they cannot keep it fresh and interesting (kind of like what happened to "Alias", another Bad Robot show).

But so far, it's good enough to keep me wanting to keep watching. Just enough mystery to hold most of my attention. Not strong enough to capture my full attention, though, so it might lose me if it doesn't give me more soon. I like Sarah Jones, so far, and having Jorge Garcia and Sam Neill gives it a strong cast. I hope this show survives and has some good story-telling to come ” read more

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"I've only seen the first few episodes but if the show can keep this up it will easily remain one of my favorite shows of all time. J.J. abrams does it again."


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"I need to catch the first episode of this show, but the premise is of a batch of prisoners who disappear from Alcatraz in the '60s and turn up in modern day San Francisco."


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2011-2012 TV Preview (42 tv items)

"Mid-Season on FOX Stars: Sam Neill and Jorge Garcia Synopsis Haiku: Baddies from the past Are present-day criminals. Dude, that’s crazy stuff."