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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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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 »

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Cherry Jones' southern accent is heard throughout her appearances, United States Presidents are trained to alter their regional accents to avoid biases and favoritism. See more »

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Jack Bauer: [Repeated line to an individual after they tried to help him] You did great.
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Crazy Credits

For some of the narrated introductions, Kiefer Sutherland adds "My name is Jack Bauer and (today/this) the longest day of my life." See more »

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One of the most original and compelling series ever
11 December 2004 | by (germany) – See all my reviews

Yes... I love this series. I bought it on the big DVD pack with the complete first season, because it isn't available in German television right now. Anyway, I love it because it's not only the concept which makes it thrilling, even without that real-time style it would be extremely exciting and suspenseful. Also, it stars one of my top ten favourite stars, Kiefer Sutherland, and a truckload of exceeding supporting actors. Elisha Cuthbert, Leslie Hope, Sarah Clarke, Xander Berkeley, Dennis Haysbert... I could go on forever, even the characters who die after two episodes are very convincing.

Overall one of the things you can't stop watching after you've seen five minutes of it.


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