Oz: Escape From Oz (1998)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Prime-Time Drama [TV], Prison Film  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Em City has a new C.O., Karl Metzger (Bill Fagerbakke), who has an allegiance to the Aryans. Rebadow (George Morfogen) and Busmalis (Tom Mardirosian) are nearly done digging their escape tunnel when two of the Aryans bully them into switching cells so the Aryans can use the tunnel themselves. Metzger arranges the switch. When the Aryans try to escape, the tunnel collapses, killing them. Sippel (David Lansbury) returns to Oz, where Peter Marie (Rita Moreno) arranges for him to stay in a cell until he can find an apartment. But Schillinger and his crew (with help from Metzger) crucify the defrocked priest. In order to appease El Cid (Luis Guzman), Alvarez (Kirk Acevedo) cuts out the eyes of Rivera (Nelson Vasquez). Just before Alvarez can take his own life, the SORT team finds him and puts him in solitary. Rivera needs a blood transfusion, and the only person Dr. Nathan (Lauren Velez) can find with the same blood type is O'Reily (Dean Winters), who only agrees to give blood after McManus (Terry Kinney) transfers his brother Cyril (Scott William Winters) to Em City. Keller (Christopher Meloni) gets out of solitary, but he won't even talk to Beecher (Lee Tergesen), who now loves him. Metzger brings Beecher to the gym, where Keller and Schillinger (J.K. Simmons) are waiting for him. They sadistically break his arms and legs. When McManus hears about it, he starts to suspect Metzger. Adebisi's (Adewale Akinnouye-Agbaje) connection to Jarra (Zakes Mokae) inspires him to quit heroin, but Wangler (J.D. Williams) and the Italians join forces and kill the old man. For political reasons, Governor Devlin (Zeljko Ivanek) grants clemency to Said (Eamonn Walker), but Said explains that "even the cost of freedom can be too high," and embarrasses Devlin by rejecting his freedom at a press conference.

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prison, inmate, criminal, murder, life-of-crime, maximum-security, unrest, death-row