Season 7, Ep 0, Aired 11/23/08
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  • Episode Description
  • Set and shot on location in Africa, Bauer and former Special Forces colleague Carl Benton battle an international crisis, while here at home the nation prepares for a new President on inauguration day. Taking place just a few months before the new day dawns, U.S. State Department officer Frank Tramell and Jonas Hodges are pulling the strings that will set the stage and raise the stakes for Season Seven.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Gil Bellows

    Frank Tramell

  • Jon Voight

    Jonas Hodges

  • Kiefer Sutherland

    Jack Bauer

  • Cherry Jones

    President Allison Taylor

  • Bob Gunton

    Ethan Kanin

  • Fan Reviews (31)
  • Simply awsome movie

    By sremnes, Jan 28, 2015

  • Cool set up for what looks like a great return!

    By wikiager, Jun 26, 2011

  • 24play

    By BigDyno, Dec 14, 2008

  • I was expecting more. I mean after waiting for like a year..

    By racxiu, Dec 14, 2008

  • A nice little 2 hour special..

    By JoeLostDharma, Dec 14, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (8)

    • Jack: I'm going alone. Willy: People who like to be alone are witches, my grandfather says. Jack: Well, there you go. Your grandfather wouldn't be happy if you left here with a witch, now would he? Willy: He would want me to go to America. His favorite was Elvis Presley. Jack: I'm not going to America.

    • Frank: (trying to convince Jack to surrender) The choice is yours. Jack: (looks at Willie) I don't have a choice, you son of a bitch! Open the gate!

    • Carl: (on the phone) Jack, don't let them take my kids, don't let them take the children. Jack: Carl, I won't.

    • (The French UN Worker quietly taunts Jack) Solenz: There he is, the mighty warrior who traded his gun for a wheelbarrow. Why are you here, hmm? To do penance for all your sins? You don't want to talk about it. I don't blame you.

    • (Hodges gets off the phone with Colonel Dubaku) Hodges: That's one hard-nosed son of a bitch. Nichols: It is his country. Hodges: But I'm paying for it … I don't want those transactions traceable, Mr. Nichols. Not by the SEC, the IRS, or any of my ex-wives. You understand me, don't you?

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    Notes (4)

    • This is the first episode to say "events occur in real time" since the season 3 premiere.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Czech Republic: July 15, 2012 on FANDA

    • FOX released an extended creator's cut DVD of 24: Redemption on November 25, 2008. The DVD also includes the Season 7 trailer and the "First Act" of the seventh season, as well as a feature entitled "Season 6 in Four Minutes. (the feature runs closer to 4.5 minutes)

    • Filming of this movie took place from June 4-20, 2008. The majority was filmed on location in Cape Town, South Africa with the final scenes being shot in Los Angeles, California.

    Trivia (4)

    • When Willy takes Jack's knife and hides it under his shirt, the handle of the knife is facing toward his stomach. When Jack catches him and he lifts up his shirt, the knife handle is facing to the outside. At no time during the scene did Willy adjust the knife.

    • At around one hour and six minutes into the show, as Jack and the boys cross the river bed valley and advance into the adjacent tree line, there is a camera man and a photographer clearly seen for several seconds all dressed in black.

    • The clock is silent at the end of the film. While it is not done for a specific death, like usual, it is done for the death of all those in the film and for those who's fate is unknown, but is most likely dead.

    • Continuity: Although Jack had been recently burned on the left side of his face by a searing hot machete, he had no marks on his face when his left profile was clearly in view as he was explaining to Willy what had happened to Carl Benton.

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