Episodes (8)

The Tip
S02E01 · The Tip

Jul 11, 1998

Season Two premiere. In the aftermath of the riot that killed six inmates and two officers, Oz is locked down, and Emerald City prisoners are sent either to solitary or gen pop. A special committee is appointed to investigate the riot.

Ancient Tribes
S02E02 · Ancient Tribes

Jul 20, 1998

Ten months after the riot, Em City is reopened. A recovered McManus creates a council of group representatives to keep order, and initiates classes to help inmates get high-school equivalency diplomas.

Great Men
S02E03 · Great Men

Jul 27, 1998

Alvarez knows who raped Glynn's daughter, but refuses to tell the warden. Wangler is making progress at school, but his cellmate, Adebisi, isn't a fan of higher education. When Hill's judge is convicted of accepting bribes, Said takes up Hill's case.

Losing Your Appeal
S02E04 · Losing Your Appeal

Aug 03, 1998

Augustus Hill's appeal is denied, despite the efforts of Said, who has better luck with Poet's poems. Meanwhile, O'Reily survives his lumpectomy, and now focuses his attention on Dr. Nathan.

Family Bizness
S02E05 · Family Bizness

Aug 10, 1998

With their enmity at a boiling point, Adebisi poisons Schibetta--but not fatally. Now that his brother has turned himself in for murder, Glynn no longer owes Schibetta any favors.

Strange Bedfellows
S02E06 · Strange Bedfellows

Aug 17, 1998

Schillinger attempts to enlist Said to get him out of jail. Recovered from being poisoned, Schibetta is brutalized by Adebisi, losing 'control' of Oz. Meanwhile, Alvarez is bumped out of the Latino power seat by Raoul Hernandez, a.k.a. El Cid.

Animal Farm
S02E07 · Animal Farm

Aug 24, 1998

Cyril O'Reily, Ryan's brother, is imprisoned and falls under Schillinger's control. Ryan tries to get him away into Em City, but Cyril winds up in the hole. El Cid tells Alvarez there's only way he can 'stay in the game.'

Escape from Oz
S02E08 · Escape from Oz

Aug 31, 1998

In the Season Two finale, Wittlesey is transferred to general population and replaced by Karl Metzger, a Nazi. Mack and another Aryan try to escape through Busmalis and Rebadow's hole. Hill gets the idea of escaping Oz by hiding in a coffin.


Oz Season 2 (1998) is released on Jul 11, 1998 and the latest season 6 of Oz is released in 2003. Watch Oz online - the English Crime TV series from United States. Oz is directed by Adam Bernstein,Alex Zakrzewski,Nick Gomez,Jean de Segonzac and created by Tom Fontana with Ernie Hudson and J.K. Simmons. Oz is available online on HBO Max and HBO Max Amazon Channel.

OZ chronicles McManus' (Terry Kinney) efforts to control the inmates of Em(erald) City as well as the drug trade and the violence. There have been many groups of inmates during the run of the show and not everybody makes it out alive. There are the gangstas (Adebisi, Wangler, Redding, Poet, Keene, Supreme Allah), Muslims (Said, Arif, Hamid Khan), Italians (Pancamo, Nappa, Schiebetta), bikers (Hoyt), Aryans (Schillinger, Robson, Mark Mack), Christians (Cloutier, Cudney), Latinos (Alvarez, Morales, Guerra, Hernandez), gays (Hanlon, Cramer), and a pile of others (the O'Riley brothers, Keller, Stanislovsky, etc.). And a great "everyman" character called Beecher offers a good look at a normal man who made one tragic mistake. Besides the regular inmates, there are guest stars such as Method Man, Luke Perry, Master P, Treach, etc. and a bunch of prison staff doctors (Dr. Nathan), a nun/psychologist (Sister Peter Marie), a bunch of guards--some honest, some crooked--and, of course, the warden, Leo Glynn. The whole thing is narrated and held together by inmate Augustus Hill, who provides the show with context and some sense of theme, and ties everything together nicely.

As know as:

OZ - Închisoarea federala, Тюрьма «ОZ», Kylmä rinki, Ozas, В'язниця «Оz»


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Production Companies:

Rysher Entertainment, The Levinson / Fontana Company, Viacom Productions


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Allan Johnson
Chicago Tribune
Oz is more than some nasty words and explicit scenes. The storylines, supervised by Homicide: Life on the Street's Tom Fontana, are gripping.
by rottentomatoes, Jun 20, 2018
Bruce Fretts
Entertainment Weekly
Oz obliterates taboos, but it doesn't traffic in South Park-style cheap thrills. Its jolts are genuine, and it breaks new TV ground every week.
by rottentomatoes, May 29, 2018
Tom Shales
Washington Post
OZ tries too hard, but sometimes it scores a shattering bull's-eye.
by rottentomatoes, Apr 17, 2018

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