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24: Redemption (2008)

24 (original title)
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Jack Bauer confronts African dictator Benjamin Juma, whose forces have been ordered to capture the children Bauer oversees for malicious military training.

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Jon Cassar

Writers:

Joel Surnow (creator), Robert Cochran (creator) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 15 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kiefer Sutherland ... Jack Bauer
Cherry Jones ... President-Elect Allison Taylor
Bob Gunton ... Ethan Kanin
Colm Feore ... Henry Taylor
Powers Boothe ... President Noah Daniels
Robert Carlyle ... Carl Benton
Jon Voight ... Jonas Hodges
Peter MacNicol ... Tom Lennox
Gil Bellows ... Frank Tramell
Hakeem Kae-Kazim ... Colonel Ike Dubaku
Siyabulela Ramba Siyabulela Ramba ... Willie
Isaach De Bankolé ... President Ule Matobo (as Isaach De Bankole)
Kris Lemche ... Chris Whitley
Eric Lively ... Roger Taylor
James Joseph O'Neil ... Halcott
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Storyline

Set 18 months where Season 6 of '24' left off, former government agent Jack Bauer is in a self-imposed exile in the fictitious African country of Sangala where he hopes to escape from a U.S. investigation of him for his past methods, and to run from his past. Bauer works at a mission school for orphaned children run by his friend Carl Benton. The country is at the mercy of a rogue warlord general named Juma who is plotting a coup to overthrow the government and his right-hand man Colonel Dubaku, is abducting orphan boys and forcibly recruiting them into Juma's army. Bauer and Benton must work together to save the dozen or so boys and try to get them out of the country before Juma takes over. Meanwhile in Washington D.C., it is Inauguration Day where the outgoing President Noah Daniels is handing over the presidency to the first female president Allison Taylor (Cherry Jones). Hearing about the coup, Daniels wants to evacuate the country before it falls to the rogue general, while ... Written by Anonymous

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History will be made, a new enemy will rise, and the only hope to stop him has disappeared... until now. See more »


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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Trivia

This movie takes place between 3:00 p.m. GMT (10:00 a.m. Eastern Time) and 5:00 p.m. GMT (12:00 p.m. Eastern Time). See more »

Goofs

The President of the United States is always sworn in exactly at noon on January 20th. However, President-Elect Taylor is sworn in before the top of the hour. See more »

Quotes

President Noah Daniels: I appreciate your idealism.
President-Elect Allison Taylor: I can't say the same for your cynicism.
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Alternate Versions

The DVD has two versions: the original TV version and the extended cut which features longer character development and battle aftermath scenes. See more »

Connections

Follows 24: Day Six - Debrief (2007) See more »

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24 Theme
(uncredited)
Written by Sean Callery
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Meh
14 February 2009 | by tastyhotdogsSee all my reviews

"24:Redemption" is a movie version of the much loved TV series. It picks up the story with Jack in Africa, hiding from the Government who wants to bring him in and charge him with his use of torture on suspects. While in Africa Jacks hooks up (not in that way) with an old colleague (played by Robert Carlyle from that movie about the guys who become strippers) who is running a shelter to help young men and protect them from rebels who want to recruit them for their armies.

As normally happens, trouble finds Jack and soon the lives of his friend and the boys are under threat. Once again, Jack can't turn his back on baddies and helping victims, so he gets involved. Will he be redeemed? Will he risk all to save the innocent? See it to find out.

Not bad, but any "24" missing Chloe, Tony and Edgar is going to be up against it. Don't think the format really worked for the show, as it obviously all happened a bit quick. Keifer really seemed to mail it in too. It's a bridge to the next series, which will see Jack on trial. I caught the preview on the special features and it looks OK, will probably give it a go.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 November 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

24: The Movie See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD extended cut) | (extended) | (extended) | (original) | (DVD) | (original television) | (extended)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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