Due to a political conspiracy, an innocent man is sent to death row and his only hope is his brother, who makes it his mission to deliberately get himself sent to the same prison in order to break the both of them out, from the inside out.
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
The Season 6 plotline involving hostiles taking over CTU headquarters and Jack's nephew eluding them by crawling through air ducts almost exactly parallels a plotline from 24: The Game (2006), except that in the game it was Jack's daughter Kim eluding the terrorists. See more »
In Season 1 Episode 4, time indicates 03:29 at approximately 17 minutes into the episode, and time indicates 03:30 at approximately 22 minutes into the episode. The show is on a real time schedule, so the time should correspond to each other. See more »
[about Syed Ali]
Are you trying to protect this man?
No, Agent Bauer, I have no misplaced loyalties. If the man you are looking for has murdered an innocent, he is as guilty in the eyes of Islam as he is in yours.
The man that I'm looking for set in motion a plan today to detonate a nuclear weapon in Los Angeles.
Are you certain?
Yes, we're certain. Our estimates are between one and two million people will die if this bomb goes off. That, sir, is why we need to find him now.
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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 »
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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