Oz 6 Seasons 1999

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Season 3
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(405) IMDb 7.9/10

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Brace yourself for the explosive Season Three finale! As the new millennium approaches, things are heating up in Em City as racial tensions mount. Glynn fires Hughes, but before leaving, Hughes delivers a millennium gift to Adebisi: a gun.

Starring:
Kirk Acevedo, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
Runtime:
59 minutes
Original air date:
September 1, 1999

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Season 3

Product Details

Genres Drama, Thriller
Director Barbara Kopple
Starring Kirk Acevedo, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
Supporting actors Ernie Hudson, Terry Kinney, Rita Moreno, Harold Perrineau, J.K. Simmons, Lee Tergesen, Eamonn Walker, Dean Winters, Kathryn Erbe, Edie Falco, Luis Guzmán, Zeljko Ivanek, Christopher Meloni, George Morfogen, Lauren Vélez, BD Wong, Granville Adams, Philip Casnoff
Season year 1999
Network HBO
Producers Tom Fontana, Barry Levinson
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93 of 101 people found the following review helpful By F. Daniel on December 5, 2003
Format: DVD
Finally, season 3 of OZ will be released early next year. This is by far the most fantastic tv show ever made. It's the best thing ever made.
If you're reading this, you've probably watched all seasons of OZ, or at least a few of them so I won't have to tell what it's all about. All I can say is, I'm in love with OZ. Tom Fontana is a genious, what he has created is magical, the characters are so alive and realistic, you feel for them, you start to love them no matter what crimes they've committed, you understand why they do what they do, you realize that everything they say and do is a part of survival, they have to survive in Em City, in OZ, no matter what it takes...
O'Reily, responsible for pretty much every murder in OZ, including the riot, Beecher, the extreme transformation, rivality with Schillinger and love for Chris Keller, Said, always keeping his faith, at least in this season, Hill, Rebadow, Schillinger, Adebisi, Pancamo..... I could go on and on.
My favorite characters of the inmates are Toby Beecher, Chris Keller - I find their love/hate relationship interesting. You don't have to put a label on it saying "Beecher and Keller are the two gay guys", it's far beyond that. As Tom Fontana said: "It's two men or two people struggling to find and maintain love in an environment that completely works against them." There are sad moments, good moments, Schillinger who constantly tries to get between them and destroy Beecher. And no matter what happens in Toby's and Chris's relationship, even if they're not together at the time, you know that they love each other, more than they'll ever love anybody.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 27, 2004
Format: DVD
I don't spring for the pay channels, so I'm one of those that missed the show's entire run and only heard how great it was. I also heard how harsh it was, so when the DVD's started coming out I was hesitant to buy them, afraid that I'd hate the show and end up stuck with the DVD's. Luckily that wasn't the case. Yeah, it's harsh. VERY. But it's also one of the best-written shows I've seen in a long time. Beats the heck out of most network junk. I just wish the 'seasons' had been longer. I didn't want them to end. There's not a lot of extras on the DVD set, but I don't really mind that.
My request to HBO: get the DVD's out FASTER. Considering that each season is only 8 episodes, it's ridiculous that people have to wait so long between releases.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Lawrance Bernabo HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on June 2, 2004
Format: DVD
In the third season of Oz the place has had a name change to Oswald State Correctional Facility and things are obviously coming to a head, although what the explosion will be and the final body count is up in the air. Gov. James Devlin (Zeljko Ivanek) is not around to cause as much trouble as usual, but not for lack of trying. A managed health care company is given control of Oz's infirmary to the detriment of Migeul Alvarez (Kirk Acevedo) and the disgust of Dr. Gloria Nathan (Lauren Velez). Meanwhile, Warden Leo Glynn (Ernie Hudson) is still trying to find out who assaulted his daughter and EM City Administrator Tim McManus (Terry Kinney) has caught the fancy of new corrections officer Claire Howell (Kristin Rohde). Another new C.O. is Clayton Hughes (Seth Gilliam), the son of a Oz guard who was killed on duty and died in Glynn's arms. But of course the real story here has to do with the inmates.
As I watched the power struggle on "Oz: The Complete Third Season" I kept thinking that the machinations among the inmates was like a metaphor for international politics. Vern Schillinger (J.K. Simmons) and Tobias Beecher (Lee Tergesen) are still trying to get the better of each other, but with Cyril O'Reily (Scott Winters) still having nightmares about being raped by Schillinger, Ryan O'Reily (Dean Winters) has his own plans for revenge. Kareen Said (Eamonn Walker) proves his power in Oz when he starts a hunger fast after McManus rejects his request for food in his cell while he fasts during the holy season. But the most dangerous one of all turns out to be the inmate everybody is dismissing as crazy, Simon Adebisi (Adewale Akinnouye-Agbaje), who finds a way to bring down Antonio Nappa (Mark Margolis) and is eyeing people even higher up the food chain.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Kevin Cho on February 17, 2004
Format: DVD
"Oz" is the BEST show on HBO. The writing is very sophisticated, the cast is superb, and the storyline is excellent.
I only have one problem. How come HBO is releasing this DVD series slower than a snail crawls across the road. Come on, HBO, if you can release "Sex and the City" and "Sopranos" faster than I can write this review, you, the people at HBO can certainly release "Oz" DVDs a bit faster!
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful By K. Palmer on June 23, 2004
Format: DVD
First of all, this review is really for the first three seasons of Oz, not just the first. I have to say that I never watched a single episode of Oz in its six year run on HBO. But one day at the video store, I couldn't find anything to rent, so I picked up a couple of discs of the first season of Oz. I was hooked within a couple of episodes. A story about life in a prison doesn't sound very entertaining, but it is. The cast is one of the biggest you'll see and since it's a prison, characters are getting added pretty much each episode while others exit from time to time (usually with the "help" of other prisoners). So it always seems to stay fresh for me.
The cast is a good one. Standouts for me are Lee Tergesen as Beecher, Chris Meloni as Keller, Eamonn Walker as Said, Terry Kinney as MacManus, Edie Falco (in a role she did before the Sopranos) as Wittlesey and the guy who plays Adebisi (won't even try to spell his name!) But the other cast members all seem to fit well and there are usually 4 to 5 stories going on at one time.
My only qualm about this show is that some of the story lines are just hard to believe. For example, if you were a female doctor at a prison and a prisoner fell in love with you and arranged to have your husband killed so that you would be free to give your affaction to the prisoner, would you still want to work at said prison? This doctor barely lets it bother her. There are many others that have made me say "Yeah, right", but all in all, the freshness makes it worth it.
I wish HBO would issue these shows faster.
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