Jack Bauer, Director of Field Ops for the Counter-Terrorist Unit of Los Angeles, races against the clock to subvert terrorist plots and save his nation from ultimate disaster.
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 Jack Bauer (195 episodes, 2001-2010)
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 Chloe O'Brian (126 episodes, 2003-2010)
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 Tony Almeida (115 episodes, 2001-2009)
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 President David Palmer / ... (81 episodes, 2001-2007)
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 Kim Bauer (79 episodes, 2001-2010)
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In this concept drama, each season takes place within one 24 hour period. Day 1: Jack Bauer is the head of field ops for an elite team of CTU agents who uncover an assassination plot targeting Presidential nominee David Palmer. Meanwhile, Jack's strained marriage to his wife, Teri, is pushed to the brink by the sudden disappearance of their troubled teenage daughter. What will the next 24 hours hold? Written by Ronos

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My name is Jack Bauer, and this is the longest day of my life. See more »


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6 November 2001 (USA)  »

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$35,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

In season 3, it's revealed that Jack received an intricate tattoo on the inside of his left forearm as part of his previous deep-cover operation with the Salazar brothers. Instead of spending hours in the makeup chair on days when the tattoo needed to be shown, Kiefer Sutherland opted instead simply to get the actual tattoo. See more »

Goofs

In Season 1 Episode 4, time indicates 03:29 at approximately 17 minutes into the episode, and time indicates 03:30 at approximately 22 minutes into the episode. The show is on a real time schedule, so the time should correspond to each other. See more »

Quotes

[to Audrey, who was held by the Chinese for a few months]
Jack Bauer: I know what it's like to feel like it's never going to end.
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Crazy Credits

For the season finale of the first season, and many episodes in the following seasons, a warning for graphic violence was added. See more »

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A Bona-Fied TV Classic!
12 May 2002 | by (Iowa City, IA) – See all my reviews

This show definitely has re-written the book on intelligent and credible suspense on TV. Extremely well acted, written and directed. Truly gripping, heart-stopping suspense from one hour to the next. The show is so well done that you can easily forgive the very few plot devices that seem a little weak. When a show gets 99% of everything right, it's very hard to quibble. Keifer Sutherland has never been better as the flawed hero. "24" deserves to be a model on which all future TV suspense thrillers can be compared to. A+++


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