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Alcatraz: Pilot

A murder case leads police detective Rebecca Madsen and Alcatraz expert Diego Soto to discover Jack Sylvane, a supposedly dead Alcatraz inmate, is still alive and hasn't aged a day. With the help of government agent Emerson Hauser, they soon discover that Sylvane is only a small part of a much larger, more sinister present-day threat.

Source: FOX

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x1
Production Number: 101
Airdate: Monday January 16th, 2012
Special Airtime: 08:00 pm

Alternate Airdates:

UK (WATCH) Mar 13, 2012


Guest Stars
Ben CottonBen Cotton
As William Gant
David HoflinDavid Hoflin
As Tommy Madsen
Jeffrey PierceJeffrey Pierce
As Jack Sylvane
Leon RippyLeon Rippy
As Dr. Milton Beauregard
Samuel Patrick ChuSamuel Patrick Chu
As Chet
Camille SullivanCamille Sullivan
As Sonya Sylvane
Keith GordeyKeith Gordey
As Lt. Paul Reeger
Ken PogueKen Pogue
As Alan Sylvane, Sr.
Paul McGillionPaul McGillion
As Alan Sylvane Jr.
Robert LawrensonRobert Lawrenson
As Barclay Flynn
Santiago CabreraSantiago Cabrera
As Jimmy Dickens

Co-Guest Stars
Chris LoganChris Logan
As Observation Room Tech
Darren DolynskiDarren Dolynski
As Gun Store Owner
Demord DannDemord Dann
Greyston HoltGreyston Holt
As Young Emerson Hauser
Lauren AttadiaLauren Attadia
As Girlfriend of Shooter Man
Natalie CharlesNatalie Charles
As Nurse
Daniel BaconDaniel Bacon
As Medical Examiner
Jeremy DangerfieldJeremy Dangerfield
As Old E.B. Tiller
Michael ChingMichael Ching
As Ranger Bob
Paul JarrettPaul Jarrett
As Lead Officer
Richard GrossRichard Gross
As Ranger Phil
Main Cast
Sarah Jones (1)Sarah Jones (1)
As Rebecca Madsen
Jorge GarciaJorge Garcia
As Diego Soto
Sam NeillSam Neill
As Emerson Hauser
Parminder NagraParminder Nagra
As Dr. Lucille Banerjee
Jason Butler HarnerJason Butler Harner
As Deputy Warden Elijah Bailey Tiller
Robert ForsterRobert Forster
As Ray Archer


The scene opens and against a vision of the Alcatraz Island prison facility in the foggy San Francisco Bay, Emerson Hauser recounts in voiceover the closing of the prison on March 21, 1963, and the relocation of its many notorious prisoners. "Only that's not what happened," adds Hauser. "Not at all." The scene shifts to a night in 1963 when two uniformed guards disembark the ferry to Alcatraz, only to find the entire prison deserted. They explore the facility with flashlights and guns drawn, but every cell, office, and guard station appears to be abandoned. Hauser recounts that 302 men disappeared that night, never to be seen or heard from again. In the present day, tour groups visit the long-defunct prison, and a young girl slips away to explore on her own, making a startling discovery in one of the cells. Alerted by her screams, the tour guide finds a man lying on the floor of the cells - the guard tells the man that he can't sleep there. ..

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Episode Goofs
During the opening scene, as the two guards are walking up to Alcatraz, you can see the San Francisco/Oakland Bay Bridge lit up in the background. Lights weren't added to the suspension cables until 1986.

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