24 (2001–2010)
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12:00 a.m.-1:00 a.m. 

Jack Bauer is called to his office because there's a threat on the life of a US Senator who's running for President; Jack also discovers that his daughter has skipped out her bedroom window.


Stephen Hopkins


Joel Surnow (created by), Robert Cochran (created by) | 2 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kiefer Sutherland ... Jack Bauer
Leslie Hope ... Teri Bauer
Sarah Clarke ... Nina Myers
Elisha Cuthbert ... Kim Bauer
Dennis Haysbert ... Senator David Palmer
Mia Kirshner ... Mandy
Carlos Bernard ... Tony Almeida
Penny Johnson Jerald ... Sherry Palmer
Michael O'Neill ... Richard Walsh
Xander Berkeley ... George Mason
Rudolf Martin ... Martin Belkin
Richard Burgi ... Alan York
Daniel Bess ... Rick Allen
Matthew Carey ... Dan Mounts
Jacqui Maxwell ... Janet York


On the day of the California Presidential Primary, between midnight and 1:00 AM, the spy Victor Rovner sends a message from Kuala Lumpur to USA. Meanwhile, in Los Angeles, the Federal Agent Jack Bauer has returned to his family and is having trouble at home with his teenage daughter Kimberly, who blames her mother Teri for putting Jack out of the house. Teri and Jack decide to have a serious conversation with Kim, and they discover that the girl has run away from home. While trying to solve his domestic problem, Jack is called to his Counter Terrorist Unit by his colleague Nina Myers for a meeting with their chief Richard Walsh, who discloses a menace against the life of Senator David Palmer, who is running for president, and they need to find the shooter. Later, Walsh has a private conversation with Jack and tells that there is a conspiracy in the agency against David Palmer, and assigns Jack to find the conspirators. When an airplane explodes over the Mojave Desert, Jack has one ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Release Date:

6 November 2001 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


After the 9/11 terrorist attacks, it was uncertain whether the series would be able to air for the 2001-02 TV season. However, the only change made to the series involved a sequence in the pilot where a villain played by Mia Kirshner armed a bomb on a passenger jet and then parachuted away as the plane exploded in the background. This sequence ended with her character killing an agent and then preparing to escape, with the actual escape and explosion cut from the broadcast. See more »


The 747 that explodes over the Mojave Desert is stated to have flown direct from Berlin, where the assassin is supposed to have been hired. Berlin doesn't have an international airport, and won't until the new Berlin-Brandenburg International Airport is completed around 2010. The Schoenfeld, Tegel and Tempelhof airports that currently serve Berlin cannot accommodate a 747, and any flight from Berlin to the U.S. would have to connect from Frankfurt or Munich. See more »


Senator David Palmer: All right, "On this historic occasion..."
Patty Brooks: Well, it is an historic occasion, sir.
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Edited from Enemy of the State (1998) See more »


by Tricky
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12:00-1:00 am
29 November 2019 | by void-87995See all my reviews

Pretty boring for the first episode of a crime drama. I may watch the rest of the season, but I don't plan on it.

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