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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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He's got one day to save his family and protect his country. The clock is ticking. See more »


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6 November 2001 (USA)  »

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$35,000,000 (estimated)
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In preparation for Season 7 of this series, the executive producers and staff writers strongly considered moving the action of the story from Los Angeles to New York. They felt that L.A. had been the target of terrorist attacks too many times in the previous six seasons, and that the location of the drama needed an update. They debated whether to place Season 7 in New York City or Washington D.C., and ultimately decided on the District of Columbia. They reasoned that, because the majority of principal photography would still film in Los Angeles, that it would be easier to fake Washington D.C. using L.A. locations, than to try to effectively fake New York. The production made three trips to Washington D.C. before the WGA strike in November 2007, the other Washington shots were inserted in the post-production process using green screens. See more »

Goofs

The booming-beeping clock effect at the commercial breaks alternates between two pitches, but the pitches do not consistently match up with the even vs. odd seconds displayed. See more »

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Jack Bauer: I'm gonna need a hacksaw.
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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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Fantastic TV
16 May 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

24, What can i say? A breakthrough in TV history, one of the greatest show's to reach our screen in a long time. With amazing plot lines that changed constantly, you can never trust a character no matter what, and you can never grow to love a character as tradition within 24 has it, everyone dies in the end.

Season One was fantastic followed by another amazing season, then the show shook with a rockety season 3. However producers reinvented 24 with its forth season followed by another brilliant season, but the curse of the third season struck once more, season 6. It started well, but towards the end it made you feel, they've done this before, and you would find yourself thinking, what actually happened ? Producers promise Season 7 and 8 to be a new re-invention, with a totally new cast, lets hope it survives...


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