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Oz is about the daily events inside a prison. In the series you get to follow Augustus Hill (Harold Perrineau, Jr.), our wheelchair-bound friend, who takes us through the daily life in Emerald City, a cell block in Oz. During the 6 seasons all aspects of life in a correctional facility are explored, from the violence, drugs, sex, and wars between gangs. The main gangs in Oz are: The Aryan Brotherhood, lead by white supremacist Vernon Schillinger (J. K. Simmons); the Muslims, lead by Kareem Said (Eamonn Walker); the Homeboys lead by Simon Adebisi (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje), Kenny Wangler (J. D. Williams) and Poet (muMs); the Others; the Italians, lead by Antonio Nappa and Chucky Pancamo; the Latinos lead by Miguel Alvarez (Kirk Acevedo), Raoul Hernandez (Luis Guzman) and Enrique Morales; the Irish, lead by Ryan O'Reily; and the Gays.

There's always something going on between the gangs and even though Warden Leo Glynn (Ernie Hudson) and the cell block manager McManus (Terry Kinney) try to stop it with all methods, nothing seems to prevent it.
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Episode Info

Final: 6x08 -- Exeunt Omnes (Feb/23/2003) [Special Runtime: 100 Min.]


Querns makes a return to Oz as a warden. As Howell learns that she's pregnant, Rebadow unsuccessfully petitions to artificially inseminate Norma. Vahue returns to Oz to talk to young prisoners and has a reunion with Brass. Alvarez receives bad news from the parole board. The mystery behind what really happened to Cloutier is revealed by Hoyt to Ray. Meanwhile, Idzik's death penalty sentence is overturned; Dr. Nathan lends her support to Ryan on the day of Cyril's execution; and the production of Macbeth is held, but Schillinger's fate is the same as the character he plays.
Cast
Ernie HudsonErnie Hudson
As Warden Leo Glynn
Terry KinneyTerry Kinney
As Tim McManus
Harold Perrineau, Jr.Harold Perrineau, Jr.
As Augustus Hill (Prisoner #95H522)
Eamonn WalkerEamonn Walker
As Kareem Said (Prisoner #97S444)
Kirk AcevedoKirk Acevedo
As Miguel Alvarez (Prisoner #97A413)
Edie FalcoEdie Falco
As Officer Diane Whittlesey
Leon RobinsonLeon Robinson
As Jefferson Keane (Prisoner)
Rita MorenoRita Moreno
As Sister Peter Marie "Sister Pete" Reimondo
Tony MusanteTony Musante
As Nino Schibetta
J.K. SimmonsJ.K. Simmons
As Vernon "Vern" Schillinger (Prisoner #92S110)

Reviews

Aramis

Reviews: 58
Raw, brutal, but highly addictive ...Rating: 7 likes, 3 dislikes

What is it that makes HBO's ultra volatile men in prison drama Oz such compulsively addictive viewing? Perhaps it's the layers of story lines being told over one another, perhaps it's the fact that this is one of the finest ensemble casts ever assembled, or, possibly, because one is so shocked at what is seen on screen that they anxiously, or dreadfully, await to see just who gets shanked next or what else develops. Whatever the case, Oz remains one of the best shows to ever grace HBO, and one of the most underrated. Read more

Review posted on Sunday, March 4th 2007 at 8:36 pm

unconshushing

Reviews: 110
violence, drugs, sexRating: 3 likes, 0 dislikes

another porno canvas for HBO

If I was a lustcentric interweb-naive teen this might appeal to a prurient disorderedness Read more

Review posted on Sunday, June 15th 2014 at 2:51 am

bombiraq4oil

Reviews: 69
be not enticedRating: 1 likes, 1 dislikes

be not enticed by prison life

but do apply a reformative gaze such that those captive are not abused into more monstrous yet Read more

Review posted on Friday, June 20th 2014 at 10:03 pm

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Recaps
1x1: The Routine recap: The episode begins in snippets, showing the outside of a prison. Augustus Hill narrates. He introduces us to Oz, which is short for the Oswald Maximum Security Penitentiary. Tobias Beecher, Donald Groves, and Miguel Alvarez are in processing. Alvarez is stabbed... read more.
Crew

Creator: Tom Fontana
Executive Producer: Tom Fontana, Barry Levinson
Co-Executive Producer: Jim Finnerty
Supervising Producer: Bridget Potter
Producer: Sean Whitesell, Adam Bernstein
Co-Producer: Debbie Sarjeant
Associate Producer: Irene Burns, Mark A. Baker
Production Designer: Gary Weist

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Recurring Guests

Philip Scozzarella as Joseph Mineo (46 eps)
Otto Sanchez as Chico Guerra (39 eps)
Carl DiMaggio as Officer Len Lopresti (34 eps)
Evan Seinfeld as Jaz Hoyt (33 eps)
Timothy L. Brown as Jason Armstrong (32 eps)
R.E. Rodgers as Prisoner #97R492 James Robson (29 eps)
Sean Dugan as Timmy Kirk (25 eps)
Chuck Zito as Chucky Pancamo (25 eps)
Blake Robbins as Dave Brass (15 eps)
Peter Benson (2) as Reporter (15 eps)

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Warning: Oz guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Drama
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: HBO ( USA)
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: July 12, 1997
Ended: February 23, 2003
Akas
• Oz - A Vida é uma Prisão (Used In Brazil)
• Ozas (Used In Lithuania)
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