The Breakout Kings team likes to go big when shooting each episode's opening moments, so cameras mounted on huge cranes are frequently used to get those big, sweeping shots.
The opening shot of SEALd Fate takes place in a swamp, so the crew had to carefully maneuver the crane into position by placing sheets of plywood under the wheels. Over three hours of shooting, the massive machine slowly sank into the muddy ground, becoming stuck in the swamp.
With the nearest solid road more than 70 yards away, running a rope to the stranded rig was out of the question. Instead, the team made creative use of the prison bus used in the scene - an actual prison bus on loan from the Louisiana state penitentiary, by the way - to tow the crane to firm ground.
Dash Mihok, who plays ex-Navy SEAL turned fugitive Jonah Whitman, isn't just a hunky action star, he's also a talented dancer. Check out his moves in the music video for "So Pure" by his then girlfriend, Alanis Morissette.
Kelly Hu, who plays Alastor's Executive Director Kendra Park, is no stranger to on-screen combat. She holds a black belt in karate, and won the MTV Movie Award for "Best Fight Scene" for her fight with Wolverine in the movie X2: X-Men United
Production notes courtesy of Mike Fischer, Vanessa Hickey, and Andrew Shepherd.