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Twenty four redemption
TV airing promo poster
Written by Howard Gordon
Directed by Jon Cassar
Produced by Brian Grazer
Jon Cassar
Kiefer Sutherland
Starring Kiefer Sutherland
Tony Todd
Robert Carlyle
Colm Feore
Powers Boothe
Hakeem Kae-Kazim
Jon Voight
Gil Bellows
Music by Sean Callery
Cinematography by Various
Editing by Various
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release Date November 23, 2008
Rated TV-14/Unrated (Extended DVD version)
Run time 89 min (TV airing version)/102 minutes (extended DVD version).
Preceded by 24
Followed by 24
24: Live Another Day

24: Redemption is a television film based on the series "24". It first aired on November 23, 2008, on Fox in the United States, and was released to DVD on November 25. The film was written by executive producer Howard Gordon and was directed by Jon Cassar.

Plot synopsis[]

24: Redemption takes place three years after the show's sixth season and two months before the seventh season in real time between 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm (Sangala timezone) on Inauguration Day in the United States.

The main setting is Sangala, a fictional African country, where Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) tries to find peace with himself, and works as a missionary with Carl Benton (Robert Carlyle), who built the Okavango school to aid war orphans. Bauer is served a subpoena to appear before the United States Senate regarding human rights violations, but refuses to go, and a shadow organization among the United States government aids General Juma (Tony Todd) and his militia in a coup d'etat.


  • The working title was 24: Exile. The concept of the film started since the 2007–2008 Writers Guild of America strike, which delayed the seventh season for a year thus leaving a gap in the series during 2008. Redemption was somewhat inspired by the Rwandan Genocide in 1994. The majority of Redemption was filmed on location outside Cape Town, South Africa since it was difficult to mimic an authentic African scenery in America.
  • Kiefer described the film's setting as being "Die Hard in Africa."
  • Two versions of the film were released to DVD, the original broadcast version and an extended directors cut. The original airing was seen by just over 12 million Americans, and received generally positive reviews, and was praised for showing a more human side to Bauer. The telefilm was nominated for a Golden Globe as well as five Emmy Awards.