Revealing mistake: Near the end, when Michael is unscrewing the sink before kicking the wall in, watch his hands in the foreground while he is talking to Sucre. Just when Sucre says "But what you were doing up there in the infirmary." Michael starts using his fingers to take the bolt out. You can see that there is no bolt, just him turning air, with a mystery 'unscrewing' sound effect.
Revealing mistake: In the scene where Sarah crashes into the agent's buggy, you see they have been replaced with dummies. When the car first hits, you see one of the dummies fall out, but they are both seated in the next shot. Also you see that it is not Sarah driving but a man.
xx:xx:xxMelissa Jane Swift
Revealing mistake: In the episode where Scofield, Sucre and T-Bag are driving in Panama, the trees in the background have no leaves - like Autumn/Winter in the US. And even though there of course are trees in Panama which shed their leaves, there is no time of year when all trees are leafless - like in the temperate zones. That shot was definitely not filmed in Panama.
Add timeJacob La Cour
Revealing mistake: After Pope enters Scofield's cell to see the escape hole, we see him standing outside the cell looking out at everyone throwing toilet tissue etc. If you watch closely right after we see a guy pulling his pillows toward him to tear up, it cuts to another inmate who is throwing stuff out as well. Only thing is, we see the cell door slides to the side slightly which would indicate that the cell doors where not locked. In the event of an escape, lockdown would happen immediately, with all cell doors locked with the prisoners inside their cells.
Revealing mistake: When 5 of the escapees are heading to Oswego to get the supplies and Michael tells Lincoln to turn right, you can see it isn't a real car as the steering wheel doesn't turn - Lincoln just moves his hand along the wheel. Watch the grooves and you will see.