24 (2001–2010)

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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 tried to escape it. He's tried to silence it. But for Jack Bauer...instinct never dies. (Season 4) See more »


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6 November 2001 (USA)  »

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$35,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Jack was only an official CTU employee for 3 of the 8 seasons; in season one as the CTU Director, in season 2 his credentials are reinstated after being "inactive" for 18 months and in Season 3 as Director of Field Ops. During each of the other seasons, he was "contracted" as a freelance and given temporary clearance; in season 4 he asks Erin Driscoll to reinstate him on a provisional basis. (With the exception of season 7, as CTU had been disbanded) 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 »

Quotes

Jack Bauer: You don't have any more information, do you, Nina?
Nina Myers: Yes I do.
Jack Bauer: No, you don't.
[shoots her]
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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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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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