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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 & 16 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

Roger Taylor's line to his girlfriend Samantha ("You know I enjoy watching you get dressed almost as much as watching you get undressed") is the same thing German Agent Theo Stoller said to Collette Stenger in season five. See more »

Goofs

When Allison Taylor arrives at the White House, a Secret Service agent greets her as "Madam President." Since she hasn't been sworn in yet, he would know to address her as "Madam President-elect." See more »

Quotes

Frank Tramell: You have a choice.
Jack Bauer: I don't have a choice, you son of a bitch.
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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 Zero (2007) See more »

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The Stars and Stripes Forever
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Composed by John Philip Sousa
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Jack is back...But with a twist?
23 November 2008 | by SoloHero5See all my reviews

Of course 24 fans around the world were devastated with the writers strike and in turn the postponed "day 7" of 24, but instead of us fans having to endure another month of suspense and agony waiting on the arrival of the seventh season of 24, we were given a 24 (made for T.V.) movie known as 24 Redemption and yes Jack is back, but with some minute differences.

Some critics might say the fight scenes were "poorly" choreographed, the special effects might not have been special enough, or there just wasn't enough action. We need to remember the season finally of day 6 and how Jack literally now has nothing. The writers are clearly emphasizing on Jacks personal rehabilitation and personal change in other words even though we thought impossible they are in fact adding more drama to start us off which isn't necessarily a bad thing. The writers decided to aim at a different target and in a different location, but by God the hit the bull's eye.

Violence and surprises are defiantly a factor in the near "24" future and us fans can't wait...Also (I won't spoil it just in case you don't know, but you should already know) some of Jacks old friends are back, one important one in particular.

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Language:

English

Release Date:

23 November 2008 (USA) See more »

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24: The Movie See more »

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1.78 : 1
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