2012 NR 1 season


2012 NR 1 season
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In this imaginative crime drama set in San Francisco, fingerprint evidence from a murder case draws police detective Rebecca Madsen into the murky history of the island prison of Alcatraz and a one-time inmate thought to have died decades before.
Sarah Jones, Jorge Garcia, Jonathan Coyne, Parminder Nagra, Sam Neill, Leon Rippy, Jason Butler Harner, David Hoflin
  • SEASON  1

Summary of Season 1 (2012) - 3 discs

Season 1 of this eerie thriller follows San Francisco detective Rebecca Madsen and her offbeat team of experts as they work to solve present-day crimes that appear to be perpretrated by Alcatraz prisoners who -- allegedly -- died decades before.
Widescreen 1.85:1
English SDH, French, Spanish (Neutral)
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
age 15+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 15+
age 15+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this dark crime drama has significant supernatural elements and occasional moments of suspense that will definitely frighten younger viewers. In addition, the level of violence is sometimes heavy and includes weapon use (shootings, etc.) and occasional scenes of explicit blood and/or gore. Language is relatively sparse but does include "ass," "hell," and "damn."

Sexual Content

Occasional flirting and mildly suggestive dialogue.


Frequent scenes of both hand-to-hand and gun violence. Many murders, and several of the shootings feature clear, explicit gore. Overall, there's a generally ominous tone.


Occasional use of language like "damn," "hell" and "ass."

Social Behavior

A small group of protagonists stands up against a shadowy, evil organization in an attempt to protect others and serve the greater good. But the show's tone is dark, and there's the sense that evil lurks everwhere.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Sequences taking place in the 1960s (when the prison was still active) occasionally feature characters smoking or drinking, which reflects typical behavior of that era. One of the modern-day supporting characters owns a bar, and scenes occasionally take place there, with characters engaging in social drinking.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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