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Season 1 generally

Factual error: While Drazen is a very common Serbian given name, it is not found as a surname in that form. The surname "Drazenovic" would be fairly common, but not simply "Drazen". Even then, it would be pronounced "Drah-zhen" and not "Dray-zen" as everybody in the show does.

Season 1 generally

Factual error: At some point Jack tries to get a message to CTU about the fact that he is being held hostage. The enemy sees Jack writing and tells Jack to shred the message. I work in government security. Believe me, no government agency would have a simple shredder that just cuts the paper into strips. Required is a cross cut shredder that breaks the paper into almost a pulverized state.

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Season 1 generally

Other mistake: Sometimes the characters refer to Operation Nightfall as taking place in Bosnia while other times it is referred to as taking place in Kosovo.

12:00 Midnight-1:00 A.M. - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Jack is on the phone with his wife as he is entering the CTU building, when you can see him in two different shots, he is holding the phone differently in each shot. (00:09:10)

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12:00 Midnight-1:00 A.M. - S1-E1

Visible crew/equipment: When Kim is going into the furniture store, whilst the door is closing you can see the lighting equipment reflected off the door. (00:11:20)

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12:00 Midnight-1:00 A.M. - S1-E1

Audio problem: When we see the timer for the bomb on the plane, you hear the beep to indicate each second it clicks down. However, we see the timer say 24 seconds. We hear several beeps and 7 seconds later the timer says 20 seconds. The key point of the program being real time, so the timer should be on 17 at least. (00:37:30)

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1:00 A.M.-2:00 A.M. - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: When Jack is outside Dunlop Plaza, talking to Nina on the phone, he says, "Nina, it's Jack." But the transcript Tony looks at a few seconds later reads, "Nina, it's me, Jack." (00:17:15 - 00:18:00)

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1:00 A.M.-2:00 A.M. - S1-E2

Visible crew/equipment: Jack Bauer and his boss are in a building at night with a shooter hidden somewhere. They open a door and look very carefully to the right and then to the left before going through the door. On the right side you can briefly see two crew members and as the camera pulls forward they back up some so they won't be seen. (00:23:50)

1:00 A.M.-2:00 A.M. - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: Shortly after the clock display reads 01:44, the time is shown again... and it's 01:42. (00:29:20 - 00:30:25)

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1:00 A.M.-2:00 A.M. - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: When Richard is shot and on the floor, there is a blood blob above his shirt pocket that keeps disappearing and reappearing. (00:35:10)

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1:00 A.M.-2:00 A.M. - S1-E2

Visible crew/equipment: When Teri Bauer and Alan York are cleaning up the mess in the furniture store, you can see a mic moving on the left side behind a plant (while the camera is near the floor).

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2:00 A.M.-3:00 A.M. - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: At about 2:15am, when Jack's talking to Nina about the passenger list on the plane, we see a shot of Jack in the top left, and Nina in the top right. Because it's real time they're both meant to match up - we're watching them both at the same time. In each shot we can see the back of the other's head, but while Jack is looking down and around in the left-hand shot, in the right-hand shot his head is staying perfectly still. (00:15:51)

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2:00 A.M.-3:00 A.M. - S1-E3

Visible crew/equipment: As Kim runs over to her friend at the end, a camera shadow can be seen on her arm. (00:41:00)

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3:00 A.M.-4:00 A.M. - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: When Alan gets out the car to ask the cop to speed things up his car door is open or closed depending on the shot. (00:15:15)

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3:00 A.M.-4:00 A.M. - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: When Jack drives to 18166 San Fernando Road he stops the car, gets out and leaves his phone in the car - you can see the green light of the phone's screen - he didn't reach for it. However, when Teri calls him, he has the phone in his pocket.

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3:00 A.M.-4:00 A.M. - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: The show claims to be in real time, and although those viewers who aren't too eagle-eyed will argue that it is, there is undisputed evidence in this episode that it isn't accurate. After the final ad break, the clock reads 03:52. At least two minutes later, when we see Teri and "Alan York" turn a corner in their car, the clock is displayed at the bottom of the screen, and it is still 03:52. The same sort of thing happens earlier in the episode, when there is a good ten minutes or so between when the clock says 03:26 and when it says 03:30.

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Suggested correction: The clock says 0323 then 7 minutes later says 0330.

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4:00 A.M.-5:00 A.M. - S1-E5

Visible crew/equipment: When David is talking to his daughter, just after the remark about there being nothing to worry about, a camera moves into shot on the right hand side of the screen. (00:08:50)

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4:00 A.M.-5:00 A.M. - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: When Teri is talking to Alan about Kim failing Algebra, she has her hand on her bag in one shot and on her coffee in the next. (00:31:40)

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4:00 A.M.-5:00 A.M. - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: When Alan tells Teri he will stay with her until they find Kim, Teri's bag strap falls off her shoulder. Camera changes and the strap is back up on her shoulder. (00:32:30)

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4:00 A.M.-5:00 A.M. - S1-E5

Revealing mistake: When Dan is shot at the end, you can see protective equipment under his shirt as he falls back. (00:40:40)

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Andre Drazen: If Plan A fails you go to Plan B, not Plan A recycled.

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7:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M. - S1-E20

Trivia: Lou Diamond Phillips made two appearances on the show, as Mark DeSalvo, the security chief where Victor Drazen is being held. Philips and star Kiefer Sutherland are known for having worked together in Young Guns and Young Guns 2.

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