Oz 6 Seasons 2000

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Season 4
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After Hughes' attack on Devlin, Glynn withdraws from the race. Miguel Alvarez is still on the loose. Supreme Allah receives an unwanted surprise. Hill pays big time when he tells Mobay he knows he's undercover. Meanwhile, Said does the unthinkable.

Starring:
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Ernie Hudson
Runtime:
58 minutes
Original air date:
August 30, 2000

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Season 4
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Product Details

Genres Drama, Thriller
Director Adam Bernstein
Starring Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Ernie Hudson
Supporting actors Terry Kinney, Rita Moreno, Harold Perrineau, J.K. Simmons, Lee Tergesen, Eamonn Walker, Dean Winters, Reg E. Cathey, Christopher Meloni, George Morfogen, Lauren Vélez, Scott William Winters, BD Wong, Granville Adams, Robert Clohessy, Gano Grills, Lord Jamar, Erik King
Season year 2001
Network HBO
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Customer Reviews

Yep just like the real world.
Loretta J. Hanley
This is the best HBO series/show ever since Deadwood and Sopranos!!!
G. Large
Great actors and great story lines!
Karinad

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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Wheelchair Assassin on May 28, 2007
Format: DVD
Coming off the nearly unmitigated brilliance of its third season, season four of Oz sees the show facing the tall order of maintaining the high standards of writing and acting that had characterized much of its history, and more often than not it's a success. This season is certainly not without its problems, some of them more damaging than others, but the show's visceral and emotional intensity is still very much in evidence, and even a flawed season of Oz is better than just about anything else. Season four picks up almost immediately after the conclusion of season three, with racial animosity in Oswald State Penitentiary at an all-time high, the psychotic Adebisi in possession of a gun and waiting for an opportunity to maximize its destructive potential, Beecher and Keller continuing their tumultuous gay love affair while Nazi leader Schillinger nurses a grudge against both, and Officer Whittlesy suddenly nowhere to be found (a circumstance certainly owing nothing whatsoever to Edie Falco's newfound success on The Sopranos). Naturally, it's not long before a dramatic catastrophe shakes up the already precarious situation in Emerald City and brings about a new level of disorder accompanied by a wild surfeit of plotlines and a level of bloodletting that's excessive even by Oz's lofty standards.

All the killing actually becomes a problem for the show as this season progresses--the constant murders begin to feel increasingly gratuitous after a while, to say nothing of the rather odd fact that nobody seems to have much interest in solving them.
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37 of 44 people found the following review helpful By Peter Saenz on October 11, 2004
Format: DVD
This, above all other seasons of Oz, has been on my want list for some time. Finally it will be here. I am a HUGE fan of actor Brian Bloom and Christopher Meloni. And to see them together in the series makes me happier than you can believe. The Keller/Beecher storyline is admittedly my favorite, and it is in season four that so much happens in that development. And who else is there to bring about more drama into their lives? Why none other than blue eyed Brian Bloom, that's who. Though the other storylines running are very interesting also, I'd recommend this DVD set to anyone just on the Keller/Beecher/Barlog storyline alone. It has a lot of meat and heart attatched to it. Please don't miss out on this fantastic DVD!
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By N. Durham HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on February 2, 2005
Format: DVD
As the fourth season of HBO's prison drama Oz, created by Tom Fontana and Barry Levinson, opens, it is clear that the yellow brick road to this prison isn't paved with bricks, but with blood. This is the season where things explode rather quickly, including the love saga between Tobias Beecher (Lee Tergesen) and Chris Keller (Christopher Meloni) when a new inmate (Brian Bloom) enters the scene and causes some havoc. Ryan O'Reilly (Dean Winters) wants revenge on a TV newsman whom he met years before, even if it means using his brother Cyril (Scott William Winters) to do it. Miguel Alvarez (Kirk Acevedo) remains in solitary, wanting freedom more than ever before, while come mid-season, the explosive confrontation between Kareem Said (Eamon Walker) and Simon Adebisi (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje) will leave your mouth hanging open, and Said has even more problems with white supremicist leader Schillinger (J.K. Simmons) wanting him dead, no matter the cost. The second half of the season, we are introduced to a televangelist (Luke Perry) with an agenda of his own, and an impact will be left that will shape the series until it's end. Warden Leo Glynn (Ernie Hudson) and Tim McManus (Terry Kinney) have their hands full throughout the season, but the superb cast (which also includes B.D. Wong, Rita Moreno, and Biohazard singer Evan Seinfeld among others) does terrific work, and the love triangle between Tergesen, Meloni, and Bloom's characters is surprisingly heart wrenching. Thankfully, HBO released all 16 episodes of the fourth season of Oz on one set, unlike what they've done with the Sex in the City seasons; splitting them up to get more money. All in all, Oz was one of the most underrated shows on HBO (most of the praise went to Sex in the City, the Sopranos, Curb Your Enthusiasm, etc.), and, just as this season proves, it was one of the best.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Michael J. Mazza HALL OF FAME on February 16, 2006
Format: DVD
Season 4 of "Oz" maintains the consistently high quality of writing and acting that have made this prison drama so powerful. Oswald State Correctional Facility, which is the prison of the series, can be seen as a microcosm for all of American society. The characters represent many different ethnic, racial, and religious groups; there are men and women; characters who are disabled; characters of different sexual orientations and of different generational groups. The diverse ensemble cast is surely one of the most exciting ever assembled for a TV series. Season 4 continues to follow many of the characters, relationships, and storylines from previous seasons, while successfully adding some compelling new ones into the mix. One of the most powerful plot lines involves an undercover police officer's masquerade as an inmate. Also noteworthy is Luke Perry's role as a disgraced televangelist who becomes an inmate. The regular characters from earlier seasons continue to grow and change--just when you think you have somebody figured out, he/she might surprise you. And fans who are fascinated by the fireworks between white supremacist Schillinger and his enemy Beecher will not be disappointed by the twists that their relationship takes in this season.

Oz's equilibrium is shaken in this season when a key authority figure is removed from his position; this plot element is used to generate some powerful new character development and plot elements. The overall story of season 4 has a powerful mythic quality--it's about corruption, rebellion, the building and severing of alliances, and the use and abuse of power. "Oz" attains an epic feel not unlike the "Star Wars" saga; it also has qualities like those of ancient Greek or Shakespearian tragedies.
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