CTU is investigating a series of terrorist attacks in the Los Angeles area ranging from an assassination attempt on the vice president to the kidnapping of the chairman of a highly profitable corporation. CTU identifies Peter Madsen, a former employee of Jack Bauer, as the leader of the terrorist cell responsible for the attacks on Los Angeles. What remains unknown to CTU is that the attacks have been arranged by an old enemy who plans on smuggling nuclear weapons into the hands of Middle Eastern terrorist networks. Jack Bauer must shoot, drive, and interrogate his way to the truth behind the attacks.
Did You Know?
The plot line involving hostiles taking over CTU, executing hostages, and having Kim Bauer elude them by crawling through air ducts was later recycled and used in the television series 24
(2001). In the series, however, it was Jack's nephew Josh eluding the hostiles. See more
[Chappelle confronts Jack as he just brought Kim back to C.T.U
You know what I did. I had no other choice.
That doesn't change the fact that you went against regulations.
Ryan, I'll take full responsibility for this some other time. Right now, you're preventing me from doing everything I can to stop these guys.
Referenced in 24: First Strike