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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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USA

Release Date:

6 November 2001 (USA) 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

After the show had become wildly popular, a tag line in reference to the main character circulated among viewers; "How many lives does Jack have?" (Stemming from the extreme circumstances that Jack faced each day.) In Speed (1994), Joe Morton's character Lt. McMahon asked the same question of the main character Jack Traven. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

President Palmer: What are you trying to do? Start a war with the Middle East?
Roger Stanton: No.
President Palmer: Then what?
Roger Stanton: Your defense policy is too passive. You need more resources...
President Palmer: You're trying to hijack my presidency.
Roger Stanton: No, no, no. But, I'd like to give it some balls.
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Crazy Credits

For some of the narrated introductions, Kiefer Sutherland adds "My name is Jack Bauer and (today/this) the longest day of my life." See more »

Alternate Versions

In the UK, the show was broadcast on BBC 2. The BBC does not run commercials during programming. Because of this, the episodes do not run in "real time". To account for this, every episode cuts out the opening line, "Events occur in real time". See more »

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12 November 2002 | by johnm_001See all my reviews

I didn't watch "24" during its original, first-season run, so I can't comment on how it played, week after week; but, I did watch all 24 episodes on DVD, over a four day period. WOW! From beginning to end, this show is the most riveting and suspenseful thing ever captured on film. It is a masterwork of deceit, and its success is in the fact that it never allows the viewer to relax for a second. You are never sure who you can trust. Certainly one of, if not the best 24 hours of television, ever! Highly recommended!


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