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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Series cast summary:
 Jack Bauer (195 episodes, 2001-2010)
 Chloe O'Brian (126 episodes, 2003-2010)
 Tony Almeida (115 episodes, 2001-2009)
 President David Palmer / ... (81 episodes, 2001-2007)
 Kim Bauer (79 episodes, 2001-2010)


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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A new day begins (Season 2) See more »


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6 November 2001 (USA)  »

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24 Hours  »

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$35,000,000 (estimated)

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1.78 : 1
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Season 3. Whenever Jack goes into the holding facility which houses Salazar, at some point, he is picked up by security cameras. The legend on the video surveillance monitor at the guards' station shows constantly that he is being taped by camera #24. See more »


Over the course of the series, several characters have speed dialed CTU on phones that did not originally belong to CTU or any other govt agency. Many times, they press a single button on the phone and the speed dialing sound effect is played. See more »


Eddie: Today we're going to turn a government building into a cemetery.
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Crazy Credits

Each episode of the show opens with a title screen and Kiefer Sutherland's voice-over saying "The following takes place between (hour) and (hour)" However, the first season of the show had a slightly longer intro, adding "...on the day of the California Presidential Primary." In addition, various episodes have featured the "Events Occur in Real Time" title. 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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