Prison Break

Prison Break (2005)

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Factual error: There is no prison in the United States that does not strictly segregate Death Row prisoners. They are never, ever allowed contact with the general prison population.

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Factual error: When in New Mexico, all the vehicles have license plates on the front. New Mexico only issues one plate, for the rear of the vehicle. Also, at least one of the plates has a Q in the serial. New Mexico only uses Q's on vanity plates.

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Other mistake: If the show takes place in May, when Lincoln is scheduled to be executed, why is it snowing?

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Suggested correction: It does occasionally snow in such months. There is no rule about weather being certain. It's just what we consider usual for each season, e.g. winter = cold. Characters even comment on very "variable" weather in state.

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Continuity mistake: When Brad threatens his ex-cop friend Gary on the phone while leaving a message for him, he says "you better get down your knees and pray to God that I don't find you". Later in the court the recording is "you better get down your knees and pray to God that I never find you".


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Audio problem: The episode where Michael and Alex play chicken with their cars, when returning to the road after they scrape cars, there are sound effects of peeling tires. You can't squeal tires on dirt.


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Other mistake: Between season 1 and 2 the opening there is a shot just as Dominic Purell's name comes up that features a blueprint. On the blue print, there are 2 distances visible - 7' 15" and and 23' 15." There are only 12" in a foot. (00:04:00)

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Michael Scofield: I thought your cousin was trying to move in on your girl.
Fernando Sucre: That's my other cousin but thanks for bringing that up, jackass.

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Trivia: S4E11: (spoiler) The Scylla alarm on the General's computer is visible on screen for a second or two. Below the flashing word 'alarm', it says it is in section AA-23. That's also the designation of the prison block where Princess Leia is being held in Star Wars. This was certainly done intentionally, but is also easy to miss.

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Question: I don't understand how Michael and Lincoln have different last names when they are brothers with the same parents, why aren't they both Burrows or both Scofield?

Answer: Michael took his mother's maiden name after his father deserted them.

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