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Jack Bauer races against the clock to subvert terrorist plots and save his nation from ultimate disaster.
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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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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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For America to survive, Jack Bauer must die (Season 6) See more »


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Trivia

According to a behind-the-scenes disc included in the series DVD box set. Carlos Bernard's character, Tony Almeida's, first name was originally going to be "Antonio". However, Kiefer Sutherland had a hard time pronouncing "Antonio", so the character's name was changed to "Tony". See more »

Goofs

The clocks which show the live time are all displayed in the 24 hour format, as evidenced by the 0 at the start, but all times from 1pm forwards are shown incorrectly as they should say 13, 14, 15, etc. See more »

Quotes

Ramon Salazar: I'm concerned about you, Jack. The things you did to get me here. You'll never be the same.
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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 »

Alternate Versions

In the German TV Version, Nina doesn't speak German to the people she works for but Spanish. Yet she is still ordered to relocate to Munich. See more »

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Referenced in The Daily Show: Jim Wallis (2008) See more »

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An entertaining, classy and action-packed drama that breaks new ground in the television world!
21 February 2005 | by jameslamontSee all my reviews

This show can best be described as the most innovative, ground-breaking television show of the past 50 years. The reason this show is so ground breaking is the fact that it has used split screen cameras, and a real time format to create the element of a quality made show.

The show follows the worst days of likable, down-to-earth hero Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) and each episode chronicles every hour of the day, and is shot in real-time. What makes this show so unique are the character relationships, the shows writing and the attention to detail.Whether the shows themes are about kidnappings, bomb threats, personal vendettas, assassinations, or terrorist attacks the themes are handled in such a compelling way that the viewer is hooked at every jump and turn.

The viewers really learn to care about Jack as we learn more about his life and his past. Kiefer Sutherland was perfect for the role as Jack Bauer, so much that many people describe him as "born for the role". Dennis Haysbert does a superb acting job as Sen David Palmer and the show has an excellent group of characters who make the support team of the show and these include Carols Bernard as Tony and Elisha Cuthbert as Kim Bauer. A big bonus of the show is that 24 is constantly surprising viewers in unexpected moments, and you never know what to expect on the show. Anything can and does happen.

The scripts on this show are top class and they deserve a mention in their own right. The attention to detail as I mentioned earlier is prominent with the real time aspect of the show. There are very rarely any mistakes with the time aspect of the show, and this is a strength of the show. The show always uses multiple split screen camera shots and this is innovative work because it helps to make the show seem realistic and also in real time. You will also see most of the camera focused on Jacks point of view and this is to make the show from a humans point of view and it helps to bring the viewer more involved in the show.

The story may change; new characters may arrive and leave but one thing always stays the same; the underlying story of the show is about one mans fight to do what is right. If there is a bad aspect to this show it may be that some of the action sequences are a bit too predictable, but this is rare and should not detach from the viewers viewing pleasure of the show. This show will make you feel every emotion under the sun but nevertheless it is gripping, thrilling storytelling of the highest calibre. Long may this show continue and the legacy of this show will be remembered for many years to come. Miss this at your peril 10/10


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6 November 2001 (USA) See more »

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$35,000,000 (estimated)
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