I Almost Got Away with It

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  • TV-14
  • 2010
  • 8 Seasons
  • 7.5  (631)

I Almost Got Away with It is a collection of stories of criminals who are doing everything in their power to escape from prison and stay out. The viewer will be captivated by the unbelievable tales of these hardened criminals being on the run. It is a different form of cop show that shows law enforcement trying desperately to track them down. These law enforcement professionals will do whatever it takes and use all resources available to them to capture these individuals. In its sixth season, I Almost Got Away with It gives a unique perspective into the life of a criminal and their desperate desire to escape. One of the episodes titled Got To Murder My Own Family portraits James Wiley. James is serving out a life sentence in Wyoming for murdering his three younger brothers and his step mother. James escapes and uses a semi-truck as his method out of town. The show follows his despairing endeavor as he hides under the wheel of a semi and later heads into the wilderness in Wyoming. Foolishly, he calls his friend to ask for his help. This phone call gets him sent right back to prison. The show follows these criminals and demonstrates their thought process. It expresses the desperation of these people and how being behind bars can affect them mentally. This show does not get a great deal of attention because of the channel that it airs on. However; the faithful followers call this show a wonderful crime drama series. The escapes showed are successful at first and it all comes down to the criminal doing something really stupid and eventually letting their guard down; this is how they get caught. I Almost Got Away with It has a wow factor, as these desperate criminals will do anything to stay out of prison. One episode follows a criminal as he steals Crystal Gayle's tour bus. Usually, there are other crimes committed along the way, like robbing gas stations or convenience marts. With an inside view of the criminal masterminds, it shows the public just how real escaping from prison is. It also portrays just how dangerous the job of law enforcement is and the types of situations they find themselves faced with each and every day.

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GOT to Hit Homes on Halloween
10. GOT to Hit Homes on Halloween
July 15, 2016
Desperate for their next high, Michael Kidd, Kevin Crandall, and Marcus Thompson join forces on Halloween night to break into upscale homes in search of cash. But the crime spree becomes a terrifying hostage situation when they commit a home invasion.
GOT to Be Part of the Pittsburgh Six
9. GOT to Be Part of the Pittsburgh Six
July 8, 2016
Featuring the 1997 escape of six inmates from Western Penitentiary in Pennsylvania.
GOT to Crawl My Way to Freedom
8. GOT to Crawl My Way to Freedom
July 1, 2016
After a botched robbery, Darryl Norris faces murder charges and prison time. He pulls off a brilliant escape through the ceiling of his cell and plans to flee the country. But authorities are determined to find him and lock him up permanently.
Got to Get Out of Debt
7. Got to Get Out of Debt
June 24, 2016
In debt after suffering an accident, Jaime Jones turns to bank robberies to solve his problems.
Got to Get Home to Mother
6. Got to Get Home to Mother
June 17, 2016
After getting handed a stiff sentence for robbery, Robert Nielsen flees the brutality of prison by escaping and living under the radar with his family in California. But even they can't shield the young fugitive from the challenges of being on the run.
Got to Escape with a Battleaxe
5. Got to Escape with a Battleaxe
June 10, 2016
Russell Kerr is serving a 60 year sentence for a crime he says he did n't commit. He and a fellow inmate, Christopher Stout, mastermind an elaborate escape. After busting through the prison gates, they risk life and limb for their one shot of freedom.
GOT to Send a Bomb in the Mail
4. GOT to Send a Bomb in the Mail
June 3, 2016
Albert Paul is Maine's most notorious escape artist who's drawn to a life of crime. Shortly after making parole, he's arrested for murder and spends the next couple of decades pulling off daring prison breaks only to get captured after every attempt.
GOT to Taunt the Cops
3. GOT to Taunt the Cops
May 27, 2016
Jimmy Maxwell is no stranger to prison life. But every time he gets arrested, he outsmarts officials and escapes. His go-for-broke nature makes him a menace for authorities, who come face to face with his volatile nature each time they corner him.
GOT a Handsome Face
2. GOT a Handsome Face
May 20, 2016
Steven Ray Milam is addicted to robbing banks. After a string of heists, he's dubbed the Handsome Guy Bandit, thanks to a clever disguise. But his pride and a costly mistake put the FBI on his trail. He's forced to leave his family and go on the run
GOT to Pretend to Be a Cop
1. GOT to Pretend to Be a Cop
May 13, 2016
Peter Gibbs is a career criminal who is constantly lured to the dark side after every prison release, despite vowing to go straight. After a string of robberies catches up to him, he faces decades behind bars but refuses to go down without a fight.
I (Almost) Got Away With It
I (Almost) Got Away With It

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I Almost Got Away with It is a collection of stories of criminals who are doing everything in their power to escape from prison and stay out. The viewer will be captivated by the unbelievable tales of these hardened criminals being on the run. It is a different form of cop show that shows law enforcement trying desperately to track them down. These law enforcement professionals will do whatever it takes and use all resources available to them to capture these individuals.

In its sixth season, I Almost Got Away with It gives a unique perspective into the life of a criminal and their desperate desire to escape. One of the episodes titled Got To Murder My Own Family portraits James Wiley. James is serving out a life sentence in Wyoming for murdering his three younger brothers and his step mother. James escapes and uses a semi-truck as his method out of town. The show follows his despairing endeavor as he hides under the wheel of a semi and later heads into the wilderness in Wyoming. Foolishly, he calls his friend to ask for his help. This phone call gets him sent right back to prison.

The show follows these criminals and demonstrates their thought process. It expresses the desperation of these people and how being behind bars can affect them mentally. This show does not get a great deal of attention because of the channel that it airs on. However; the faithful followers call this show a wonderful crime drama series. The escapes showed are successful at first and it all comes down to the criminal doing something really stupid and eventually letting their guard down; this is how they get caught.

I Almost Got Away with It has a wow factor, as these desperate criminals will do anything to stay out of prison. One episode follows a criminal as he steals Crystal Gayle's tour bus. Usually, there are other crimes committed along the way, like robbing gas stations or convenience marts. With an inside view of the criminal masterminds, it shows the public just how real escaping from prison is. It also portrays just how dangerous the job of law enforcement is and the types of situations they find themselves faced with each and every day.

I Almost Got Away with It is a series that is currently running and has 8 seasons (92 episodes). The series first aired on January 12, 2010.

Where to Watch I Almost Got Away with It

I Almost Got Away with It is available for streaming on the Investigation Discovery website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch I Almost Got Away with It on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, Google Play, Apple TV and Investigation Discovery.

  • Premiere Date
    January 12, 2010
  • IMDB Rating
    7.5  (631)