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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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6 November 2001 (USA)  »

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Sean Astin got his part on the show because he and producer Joel Surnow went to the same chiropractor. When Astin turned out to be a fan of the show, Surnow offered him the part of Lynn McGill. See more »

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In Season 2 Episode 2, it is shown that Michelle Dessler was on the helicopter with Jack Bauer at 05:42 minutes into the episode, but it is shown later that Michelle Dessler is at CTU headquarters at around 08:30 into the episode when George Mason got off the phone with Jack who just landed the helicopter 2 minutes ago. It is not possible for Michelle Dessler to get back from the helicopter in time in any ways if the show runs on a real time schedule. See more »

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Jack Bauer: The Sunday before you killed my wife... Teri and I went to the boardwalk in Venice just watching all the rollerbladers and musicians, laughing at the crazy people, spending time together. And Teri sees this sno-cone stand. She giggles like a kid. She takes off running, she wants to get in line, she wants one. I remember I was watching her, I was just... I couldn't help myself. When I look up at her she's talking to this old lady in line behind her and the two of them are laughing, and I'm ...
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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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24 is the best drama television has ever seen
16 April 2005 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

This is the most creative, intelligent, well-written, unpredictable, and suspenseful program that I have ever seen, and this is coming from a man who watches a lot of television.

Throughout its four seasons, 24 provides a cliff hanger at the end of most episodes to keep you attached and has provided some of the most unpredictable twists that I have ever seen, including the ultimate shocker at the end of the first season (which I won't go into because somebody may read this before watching the first season).

As far as acting goes, there isn't a weak-link on the show. Kiefer Sutherland leads a cast of exceptionally impressive and compelling actors/actresses that make the show great week after week.

I would strongly recommend that if you do not already watch 24, start now because you're really missing out.


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