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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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Cast

Series cast summary:
Kiefer Sutherland ...  Jack Bauer 195 episodes, 2001-2010
Mary Lynn Rajskub ...  Chloe O'Brian 126 episodes, 2003-2010
Carlos Bernard ...  Tony Almeida 115 episodes, 2001-2009
Dennis Haysbert ...  President David Palmer / ... 81 episodes, 2001-2007
Elisha Cuthbert ...  Kim Bauer 79 episodes, 2001-2010
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Storyline

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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USA

Release Date:

6 November 2001 (USA) See more »

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24 Hours See more »

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California, USA See more »

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$35,000,000 (estimated)
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16 : 9
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Trivia

Dennis Haysbert was shuttling back and forth from the east coast to Los Angeles during the production of the first season, because he was filming Far from Heaven (2002) at the same time. See more »

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The license plate 6CVA322 is used on several different vehicles during the 4th season. See more »

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Kalil Hasan: I think someone is anxious that I get to where I'm going.
Omar: What makes you think that?
Kalil Hasan: I just got stopped by two cops who let me go in very little time.
Omar: And?
Kalil Hasan: This is a stolen car.
Omar: Maybe the driver has not reported it yet?
Kalil Hasan: A cop was approaching me with his hand on his gun. He gets a call: suddenly there's no problem.
[Omar grimaces as he realises Kalil is right]
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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 »

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Some episodes with a "Not under 16" rating were cut to be broadcast at primetime on German TV. See more »

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24 is the best drama television has ever seen
16 April 2005 | by aparker62687See 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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