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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The first wave of attack will be terror. The last line of defense will be him. (Season 3) See more »


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Release Date:

6 November 2001 (USA)  »

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24 Hours  »

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$35,000,000 (estimated)

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Roughly 25 hours of footage are edited into one episode of the show. See more »


In many episodes in season one, you can see cameras on stands and men walking carrying them, such as when Nina is in the abandoned building in the construction site. Or when Jack is walking through the basement of the building where Senator Palmer is holding his breakfast meeting. See more »


President Palmer: Now, Jack, if it were anyone else, I would ask you if you were sure. But with you, I already know the answer. God bless you, and good luck.
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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 best series ever made for television
5 June 2007 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

24 is a great TV series. It's design and story lines are really a thrill to experience. The day out of the life of agent Jack Bauer is one of a kind. The series plays in real time (including the commercial breaks).

I can certainly recommend to watch this series. It's even more fantastic, if you not watch it as it's aired, but record some episodes and then watch them in in a pattern of 2 per evening for some days after another. In this way you find yourself addicted to the adrenaline which 24 unleashes.

This is TV as it was designed. I must admit that I look forward to the movie which is planned. I hope not that it's a normal movie, but that they put elements of the real time (or something similar) into it. At least the thrill should be similar.

I just finished Day 6 (season 6) and now have to rehab from my 24 addiction again.

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