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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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All he wants is to be with his family. All he needs... is to survive one more day. (Season 8) See more »


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6 November 2001 (USA)  »

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$35,000,000 (estimated)
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Jack Bauer has a Bachelor's Degree in English Literature from UCLA and a Master's Degree in Criminology and Law from UC Berkeley. Kim Bauer has an Associate's Degree in Computer Programming from Santa Monica College. President Palmer has a Bachelor's Degree in Political Economy from Georgetown University, and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Maryland School of Law. Tony Almeida has a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering and Computer Science from San Diego State University and a Master's Degree in Computer Science from Stanford University. Michelle Dessler has a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science from UC Davis. Sherry Palmer has a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology from Georgetown University. See more »

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Dina Araz: No. What did you do? Did you give the order?
Navi Araz: Behrooz was not committed. It was just a matter of time before he turned against us.
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[Dina slaps Navi]
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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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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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