Oz : Animal Farm (1998)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Prime-Time Drama [TV], Prison Film  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - United States  |  
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Synopsis by Josh Ralske

Beecher (Lee Tergesen) is a drunken mess, and gets worse when Schillinger (J.K. Simmons) tells him that he had his wife murdered. Beecher doesn't buy it, but Schillinger points out that even if it was suicide, it's still Beecher's fault she's dead. Cyril O'Reily (Scott William Winters) arrives in Oz after confessing to the murder of Dr. Nathan's (Lauren Velez) husband. Schillinger and his Aryan friends sexually assault the brain-damaged, childlike new inmate. Ryan O'Reily (Dean Winters) tries to get McManus (Terry Kinney) to move the helpless Cyril to Em City so he can look after him, but McManus won't do it unless Ryan admits that he told Cyril to commit the murder. Robert Sippel (David Lansbury), a priest who's spent ten years in Oz for child molestation, is released. Shirley Bellinger (Kathryn Erbe) finally meets her secret admirer, Adebisi (Adewale Akinnouye-Agbaje), but unfortunately for both of them, she's a racist. The disappointed Adebisi goes on a heroin binge. Antonio Nappa (Mark Margolis) arrives in Oz, and takes charge of the Italians. His first order of business is getting back at Adebisi. Adebisi, nailed in a "random" drug test, agrees to go to counseling. A mysterious new inmate, an old African man (Zakes Mokae), takes an interest in Adebisi, and stops him from murdering Nappa. Biker Jaz Hoyt (Evan Seinfeld) gets the inmates to join forces to send Rebadow's (George Morfogen) grandson, who has leukemia, to Disney World. El Cid (Luis Guzman) tells Alvarez (Kirk Acevedo) that to get in his good graces, he has to take the eyes of a new guard, Rivera (Nelson Vasquez). Said (Eamonn Walker) is heartbroken to learn that Poet (muMs) has committed murder, and is coming back to Oz. This episode was directed by Mary Harron, the director of American Psycho.




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