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Jack Bauer (Character)
from "24" (2001)

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"24: 12:00 a.m.-1:00 a.m. (#1.1)" (2001)
Nina Myers: You're lying.
Jack Bauer: Yes I am. But you're still going to have to trust me.

Jack Bauer: [to George Mason] Why don't you explain it to me. You've got five seconds.
[prepares to press *enter* button on laptop]

George Mason: You have no idea what you're getting yourself into.
Jack Bauer: Why don't you explain it to me. You've got five seconds.
Jack Bauer: [prepares to press *enter* button on laptop]

Kimberly Bauer: So, is she still giving you the cold shoulder?
Jack Bauer: If by "she" you're referring to your mother, I'd appreciate if you called her by her name. Mom. And no, she's just busy.
Kimberly Bauer: She's busy a lot.

[Phone conversation]
Vincent: Hello?
Jack Bauer: Vincent, Jack Bauer. You planning on seeing Kimberly tonight?
Vincent: No way, man. We broke up, you know that.
Jack Bauer: I just wanted to make sure you knew that.
Vincent: Chill, man. I don't know where she is. You've got my word.
Jack Bauer: That's a real comfort, Vincent, knowing I've got your word.

Jack Bauer: You can look the other way once, and it's no big deal, except it makes it easier for you to compromise the next time, and pretty soon that's all your doing; compromising, because that's the way you think things are done. You know those guys I busted? You think they were the bad guys? Because they weren't, they weren't bad guys, they were just like you and me. Except they compromised... Once.

Jack Bauer: My name is Jack Bauer, and this is the longest day of my life.

Jack Bauer: I was thinking we should try to remember what it was like when we were kids.
Teri Bauer: It's a different world now, Jack.
Jack Bauer: Yeah, I know.

Jack Bauer: Tony. I need detailed background on everyone on Senator Palmer's staff now.
Tony Almeida: Why?
Jack Bauer: Because I think this is about him and I want us to be prepared.
Tony Almeida: If it leaks out that we're screening Senator Palmer, people might think it's because he's black.
Jack Bauer: Well, it is because he's black. It makes him the most likely target.

Richard Walsh: How are you doing?
Jack Bauer: I can't complain.
Richard Walsh: Can't or won't?

Jack Bauer: George. I need you to do me a favor. I need you to call your boss so I can get clearance on the identification of the source.
George Mason: I thought we just agreed that it didn't matter.
Jack Bauer: Yeah, but I still have to call Walsh and tell him I did everything I could. I would like to cover my own ass.
George Mason: Jack, you're finally learning how to play the game.


"24: Day 5: 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. (#5.13)" (2006)
Jack Bauer: It won't make you feel any better Tony, believe me.
Tony Almeida: Yeah, you're probably right Jack. I'll let you know.

Jack Bauer: This won't make you feel any better Tony, believe me.
Tony Almeida: Yeah, you're probably right Jack. I'll let you know.

Audrey Heller Raines: [after Jack's daughter has expressed to him that she dosen't wish to see him anymore] Are you ok?
Jack Bauer: [pause] No.

Jack Bauer: Tony, just wait. Dammit!

Jack Bauer: It won't bring back Michelle.


"24: Day 5: 6:00 a.m.-7:00 a.m. (#5.24)" (2006)
Jack Bauer: [Jack is dressed as a co-pilot and holds the "Marine 1" pilot at gunpoint] Captain... I can fly this thing if i have to, which leaves you with one of two choices; you either do as i say and you live, or you don't and you die for nothing, do you understand me?

Cheng Zhi: [Holding Jack hostage] You surely must be aware, Mr. Bauer, that China has a long memory. Only eighteen months ago, you invaded our territory and killed our consul.
[Leaning to Jack]
Cheng Zhi: Did you really think that we would forget? Hmm?
Jack Bauer: [Weakly] I know how this works... I need to make one phone call... Please... just one phone call.
[pause, until Jack spits at Cheng, and Cheng's men are throwing Jack on the floor]
Jack Bauer: Kill me... Just... kill me...
Cheng Zhi: Kill you? You're far too valuable to kill, Mr. Bauer.

Jack Bauer: A year and a half ago, I was warned that my life was in danger by someone within the government. I was told the only way I could stay alive was to create the illusion that I was dead. I was forced to deceive people that I loved. My only daughter will never forgive me. As I see the depth of your corruption unfold, I have no doubt that you are that source of danger. David Palmer was a great man, and he was a great President. He was also my friend. He tried to warn me about you and now he is dead. Other people tried to help me, and they are dead, too. So Mr. Logan, I hope you understand... I have absolutely nothing to lose. You are going to be held accountable for your part of everything that happened today. You will not be able to hide behind the Presidency - right here, right now, you are going to face justice! And make no mistake about this, this is personal. And if you think for a second that I am scared to put a bullet in your brain, you don't know me. I am going to ask you one last time. Who are your co-conspirators? You have until the count of three, or I will kill you.

Jack Bauer: What are the names of your co-conspirators?
Charles Logan: There are no co-conspirators, because there is no conspir...
Jack Bauer: [interrupts, yelling] WALT CUMMINGS! CHRISTOPHER HENDERSON, and James Nathanson have all admitted to being part of this conspiracy, now they are dead! Right before Christopher Henderson died, he acknowledged that there were others, what are their names?
Charles Logan: A man will say anything under torture, this won't mean a thing.
Jack Bauer: Mr. Logan, I'm not here to torture you, but you are gonna tell what i want to know, or so help me god, I will kill you.


"The Simpsons: 24 Minutes (#18.21)" (2007)
[first lines]
Jack Bauer: Previously on "24"... I mean, "The Simpsons."

Jack Bauer: I'm Jack Bauer. Who the hell are you?
Bart Simpson: [thinks of the perfect prank call] I'm, um, Ahmed Adoudi.
Jack Bauer: Chloe, find out all you can about Ahmed Adoudi. Does somebody know Ahmed Adoudi?
Chloe O'Brian: Ahmed Adoudi: wealthy Saudi financier, disappeared into Afghanistan in the late '90s.
Jack Bauer: Really?
Chloe O'Brian: No, Jack! It's a joke name! You're being set up.
Jack Bauer: Damn it!
[he shoots with his gun and Bart laughs hard]

[last lines]
[Jack Bauer comes in by dropping in from an air vent]
Jack Bauer: [in megaphone] Good work, Lisa!
Bart Simpson: What about me?
Jack Bauer: [points gun at Bart] Bart Simpson, twelve minutes ago, you made an annoying prank phone call to me. All units move in!
[a bunch of units move into the gym and they all point guns at Bart, but Bauer puts his away]
Jack Bauer: I pulled ever single field agent off all other cases to track you down and bring you to justice. It was a tough decision, but I think I made the right call.
[big explosion happens in the distance, and the crowd gasps]
Jack Bauer: It's okay. That was Shelbyville.
[everyone sighs with relief]

Jack Bauer: The following takes place between 2:34 PM and 3:04 PM. Or maybe it's AM. Whichever one is the morning one; it's not that one.


"24: 3:00 a.m.-4:00 a.m. (#1.4)" (2001)
Cop: Maybe you didn't notice, but that guy just shot a cop.
Jack Bauer: I'm aware of that, but there's something else at stake here.
Cop: Not to me. Not to these guys.

[chasing a suspect]
Jack Bauer: I wish you hadn't called for backup.
Jessie Hampton: Why?
Jack Bauer: Because cops have to play by the rules. I may have to break a few with this guy.

President Palmer: Jack, what about Ellis? Was he able to retrieve the missing file on Operation Nightfall?
Jack Bauer: I lost contact with Ellis.
President Palmer: "Lost contact"? What do you mean?
Jack Bauer: I mean we got interrupted in the middle of our phone call. Sir, I have to be honest with you. I've got a very bad feeling about this.
President Palmer: So what are you telling me?
Jack Bauer: I'm telling you that for now, we should assume Ellis is dead.
President Palmer: Keep me posted.
Jack Bauer: Yes, sir.

Police Officer: Freeze!
Jack Bauer: Federal agent!
Police Officer: Your badge! Nice and slowly.
Jack Bauer: I'm putting my gun down.
[puts his gun down, takes out his I.D. and throws it towards the police officer]
Police Officer: [looking at the I.D] CTU? What the hell is that?
Jack Bauer: Counter Terrorist Unit.


"24: 8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. (#1.9)" (2002)
Jack Bauer: I have killed two people since midnight. I haven't slept in over 24 hours. So maybe you should be a little more afraid of me than you are now.

Jack Bauer: What's your name? Lauren? I'm Jack. I work for a special branch of the government. Last night, I was given a very important assignment. Right now, someone is trying to stop me from doing it.

Jack Bauer: I used to be in the military. Used to do field work for the CIA. I've been to some horrible places. I've seen some pretty terrible things. I don't think I've ever been this scared in my whole life.


"24: Day 7: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (#7.4)" (2009)
Chloe: I'm glad you're with us.
Jack Bauer: I'm not with anyone until someone starts answering some questions.
[turns to Tony]
Jack Bauer: Let's start with you. Why the hell aren't you dead?

Chloe: I'm glad you're with us.
Jack Bauer: I'm not with anybody until someone starts answering questions.
[turns to Tony]
Jack Bauer: Might as well start with you. Why are you not dead?

[about Jack returning to the United States after his stint in Sangala]
David Emerson: Why'd you come back?
Jack Bauer: Wanted to know what it was like to walk into a propeller.
David Emerson: [unamused] That's funny.


"24: 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. (#1.15)" (2002)
President Palmer: I can't wait for Ellis to get back to us. I've got to go.
Jack Bauer: Senator, they're not going to let me continue to work here. I am technically still under arrest.
[pause]
President Palmer: Come on.
[They exit the conference room, and enter the main CTU floor]
President Palmer: Ryan!
Ryan Chappelle: Yes, Senator?
President Palmer: I understand you have Jack under arrest.
Jack Bauer: I told the Senator I was being detained for questioning.
President Palmer: There is an ongoing crisis that supersedes any charges that might be filed against him.
Ryan Chappelle: But Senator...
President Palmer: I want him reinstated to his previous position, effective immediately.
Alberta Green: I'm sorry, sir, but you don't have the authority to make that decision.
Ryan Chappelle: Alberta, please.
[Alberta stares at Palmer, then backs off]
Ryan Chappelle: Sir, what you are asking isn't possible. The charges against Agent Bauer are serious. We would be held in contempt of agency regulations if we reinstated him without a hearing.
Jack Bauer: Ryan, you don't have to reinstate me. Not permanantly. Look, nobody here has as much information about this situation as I do. Give me provisional status, just till the end of the day. Then you can take me back into custody, do whatever you want.
[pause; Chappelle looks at Palmer]
Ryan Chappelle: Fine, Jack. You work the case out of CTU, but you answer to me. Good luck with your campaign, Senator.
[Chappelle walks off]
Jack Bauer: Thank you.
[Jack stares at Green. Palmer then pulls Jack aside]

President Palmer: I know why you want me dead, Mr. Bauer.
Jack Bauer: Want you dead, Senator? I don't know what you're talking about.
President Palmer: Kosovo!
Jack Bauer: Kosovo?
President Palmer: I know you hold me responsible for the men you lost there. Two years ago today.
Jack Bauer: You know about Operation Nightfall?
President Palmer: I authorized the mission. I know you took out Victor Drazen and his inner circle, and I know you lost six men in the process.
Jack Bauer: And you think I want revenge for the death of men?
President Palmer: Yes, I do.
Jack Bauer: With all due respect, Senator, I almost died today trying to protect you! And if I blame anyone for the death of my men in Kosovo, sir, I blame myself!

Jack Bauer: The reason why I went for that Secret Service agent's gun, sir, was to try and get you out of the room without giving myself away. The people that want you dead, they had kidnapped my family. They threatened to kill them if I didn't assist them in the assassination attempt.


"24: 11:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m. (#1.24)" (2002)
Nina Myers: Jack, if you kill me, you won't know who I work for. You think I work for Drazen, but I don't.
Jack Bauer: I trusted you, Nina.
Nina Myers: I was just doing my job.
Jack Bauer: Your job? My wife and daughter almost died today. How many people that trusted you because you were doing your job? Walsh, Jamey, Ellis? How many others?

[last lines]
Jack Bauer: I'm so sorry.

Jack Bauer: [On cell phone] George, it's me.
George Mason: Jack! Well, as usual, I don't know whether to congratulate you or to demand for your resignation.


"24: 6:00 a.m.-7:00 a.m. (#1.7)" (2002)
Jack Bauer: [steaming] If Alan York's dead, then who is the man with my wife.
Ira Gaines: [smug] He's not an accountant from the valley, that's for sure.
Jack Bauer: I swear to God if you hurt my wife or my daughter, I will kill you you son of a bitch!
Ira Gaines: [fires a gun into the air]
Jack Bauer: [panicked] Oh my God! What have you done?!? What have you done?!??!??!??
Ira Gaines: Everything's fine Jack, but unless you start doing as you are told, that will be the last sound your wife and daughter will hear.
Jack Bauer: I'll do as your told.
Ira Gaines: Good. That's the spirit.

Jack Bauer: If Alan York is dead, who is the man with my wife?
Ira Gaines: He's not an accountant from the valley, that's for sure.

Jack Bauer: Mason...
George Mason: [surveys damage around the outside cafe where Jack was] Nice, Jack. Does it seem to you that no matter where you go, there's always a body count?


"24: Day 5: 5:00 a.m.-6:00 a.m. (#5.23)" (2006)
Jack Bauer: What's your status?
Petty Officer Rooney: My status is... he's dead.

Jack Bauer: [Phone Conversation] Yeah?
Mike Novick: The President has just notified Secret Service he's going to be delayed.
Jack Bauer: How long?
Mike Novick: He didn't say, but Mrs. Logan knows we need as much time as possible. Jack... if Logan doesn't confess... how far are you actually willing to go?
Jack Bauer: As far as I have to.

Christopher Henderson: [Holds Jack at gunpoint] Hold it, Jack! Now lower your arms, real slow, and turn around! You weren't ever really gonna let me go, were you?
Jack Bauer: No.
Christopher Henderson: [Tries to shoot Jack, but the trigger clicks empty] Good for you, Jack.
[pause, untill Jack approaches Henderson]
Jack Bauer: You were responsible for the deaths of David Palmer, Tony Almeida, and Michelle Dessler. They were friends of mine.
[pause]
Christopher Henderson: That's the way it works.
[Jack shoots Henderson dead]


"24: Day 6: 6:00 a.m.-7:00 a.m. (#6.1)" (2007)
[at about 6:30am]
Jack Bauer: [to Bill Buchanan] Do you know the difference between dying for nothing and dying for something. That's why I'm still alive. That's the only reason why I managed to stay alive in China, so I wouldn't die for nothing. Today, I can die for something.
[about 20-25 minutes later, around 6:55am; Jack Bauer is being tortured very badly]
Abu Fayed: [while torturing Jack Bauer] Funny you should mention Assad. Assad's been talking about renouncing violence and negotiating.
Abu Fayed: [prepares to jam a sharp metal rod in Jack's back] Assad is a traitor to the cause. And soon he will be dead. That's right, Jack. CTU is about to kill the wrong man. Assad isn't behind these attacks. He's come here to stop them. He's come here to stop... me.
Abu Fayed: [jams the metal rod into Jack's back]
Jack Bauer: [gasping in beaut pain]
Abu Fayed: [pulls the rod out after a few seconds and drops it on the floor and finishes with] You will die for nothing.

Jack Bauer: Do you understand the difference between dying for something and dying for nothing? Today I can die for something. My way. My choice

Jack Bauer: Do you understand the difference between dying for something and dying for nothing? Thats why I fought so hard to stay alive in China, because I didn't want to die for nothing. Today, I can die for something.


"24: Day 8: 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. (#8.24)" (2010)
Jack Bauer: When you first came to CTU, I never thought it was going to be you, that was going to cover my back all those years. And I know that everything that you did today, was to try and protect me. I know that.

President Allison Taylor: Jack?
Jack Bauer: You should have let them kill me. 'Cause I'm not gonna quit until this is over.
President Allison Taylor: It is over. I withdrew fifteen minutes ago from the signing of the peace treaty. Within the hour, I will tell the world what happened today. I will tender my resignation and remand myself to the Attorney General, and face the consequences of my actions. Unfortunately, you will have to do the same. I wanted this peace so badly, Jack, and for that I have betrayed every principle that I have ever stood for. And I betrayed you. If I had listened to you, none of this would have happened.
Jack Bauer: We've both made mistakes we're gonna have to live with.
President Allison Taylor: I would give anything to take back the time. But all I can do is tell you to leave the country while you still have a chance. The Russians will be coming after you, and so will we. Jack, I am so sorry. I don't know what else to say.

Jack Bauer: Lasting peace cannot simply be political. It has to be born out of trust and honesty and understanding, and most importantly, a will on both sides to move forward. Currently, that will does not exist. This peace is fraudulent, and I cannot in good conscience allow the people that lost their lives today to go unspoken for.


"24: Day 2: 5:00 a.m.-6:00 a.m. (#2.22)" (2003)
Jack Bauer: [fires a shot at Sherry Palmer] Sit down!

Alex Hewitt: I won't say anything until I see my lawyer.
Jack Bauer: I am your lawyer, son.


"24: Day 3: 2:00 a.m.-3:00 a.m. (#3.14)" (2004)
Jack Bauer: You don't have any more useful information, do you, Nina?
Nina Myers: [weakly] Y-yes I do.
[reaches for gun]
Jack Bauer: No, you don't.
[shoots Nina three more times]

Jack Bauer: [holding a gun at Nina, who is lying on the floor] You don't have any more useful information, do you Nina?
Nina Myers: [reaching slowly for a gun and speaking in a raspy voice] I do.
Jack Bauer: No, you don't.
[shoots her three times, killing her]


"24: 5:00 a.m.-6:00 a.m. (#1.6)" (2001)
Ira Gaines: Now tuck that in your ear and say something.
Jack Bauer: If you hurt my daughter I will kill you.
Ira Gaines: Good. That was a nice clear signal.

Ira Gaines: Say something.
Jack Bauer: If you hurt my daughter I WILL kill you.
Ira Gaines: Good. That's a nice, clear signal.


"24: Day 6: 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. (#6.7)" (2007)
Graem Bauer: It has nothing to do with McCarthy. It has to do with Palmer.
Jack Bauer: David Palmer?
Graem Bauer: Yeah. I gave the order for his assassination.
[Jack backs away in shock]
Graem Bauer: And agent Tony Almeida and agent Michelle Dessler. Your co-workers, they're all dead because of me. I arranged everything: I set the timetable, I paid off the killers, I even lured you out of hiding to take the fall. Today wasn't the first time I've tried to have you killed, Jack.

Bill Buchanan: Unbelievable. That's what Graem was holding back?
Jack Bauer: Not only was he responsible for David Palmer's assassination, he directed the entire conspiracy. He was trying to protect the company. That's what he's trying to do now.
Bill Buchanan: Incredible.
Jack Bauer: I wish it got us closer to the nukes, but it doesn't. He doesn't know where McCarthy is.


"24: Day 7: 8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. (#7.1)" (2009)
[being questioned about previous illegal actions taken by CTU]
Jack Bauer: The difference between success and failure is your ability to adapt to your enemy. The people that I deal with, they don't care about your rules. All they care about is a result.

Jack Bauer: I am more than willing to be judged by the people you claim to represent. I will let them decide what price I should pay. But please do not sit up there with that smug look on your face and expect me to regret the decisions I have made. Because, sir, the truth is...
[pause]
Jack Bauer: I don't.


"24: Day 6: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. (#6.5)" (2007)
Jack Bauer: Gray, people in this country are dying, and I need some information. Now are you are going to give it to me, or do I have to start hurting you?
Graham: Actually, you're hurting me now.
Jack Bauer: Trust me. I'm not.

Graham: I told you, I don't know where dad is. What do you want from me?
Jack Bauer: The truth!
Graham: That is the truth, I swear to you on my family's life!
[pause]
Jack Bauer: Not good enough.


"24: Day 8: 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. (#8.2)" (2010)
Jack Bauer: All I'm saying is that it is possible that someone broke into the apartment and used her computer to steal the documents. All you need to do is send a couple of agents to check it out.
Brian Hastings: I'm sorry, I just don't see it. And I can't waste valuable resources because Chloe O'Brian has a theory.
Jack Bauer: Chloe and I have worked together for a long time. And trust me, she's someone you might want to listen to. She's very good at what she does. And if she's right, the assassin's got you looking in the wrong place, and you will get bit.

Jack Bauer: [at CTU] I hate this place.


"24: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. (#1.11)" (2002)
Jack Bauer: You're a good liar. But I've seen better.

Jack Bauer: You probably don't think that I can force this towel down your throat. But trust me, I can. All the way. Except I'd hold onto this one little bit at the end. When your stomach starts to digest it, I pull it out. Taking your stomach lining with it. For most people it would take about a week to die. It's very painful.


"24: Day 7: 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. (#7.8)" (2009)
Larry Moss: The rules are what makes us better.
Jack Bauer: Not today.

President Allison Taylor: You resigned from government service and the Senate regards you as having been a renegade agent. How am I supposed to know where your loyalties really lie?
Jack Bauer: With all due respect Madame President, ask around.


"24: Day 5: 11:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m. (#5.17)" (2006)
Jack Bauer: They didn't come here to arrest us. They came here to kill us!

[On the phone to Audrey]
Jack Bauer: We're talking about taking down the President of the United States.


"24: Live Another Day: 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. (#1.4)" (2014)
Jack Bauer: With all due respect Mr. President, it was YOUR State Department that labeled me a terrorist and made me a wanted man. A man who was never even offered an opportunity to tell his side of the story, which by the way sir, I felt I had EARNED. So no, sir. I did not feel comfortable going to TALK to you people. I knew I either had to arrive with the device or evidence that the device existed. That would be the only way they'd believe me... the only way YOU would believe me.

[Jack shot two civilians to cover his entrance into the American embassy]
Jack Bauer: I only grazed them, sir.
President James Heller: How do you know, Jack?
Jack Bauer: Because I pulled the trigger.


"24: 4:00 a.m.-5:00 a.m. (#1.5)" (2001)
Nina Myers: Okay, there's a payphone down the block and it's in service. What about a warrant?
Jack Bauer: Forget the warrant.

Greg Penticoff: No more questions without my lawyer.
Jack Bauer: [Ignoring him] Who are you working for?
Greg Penticoff: Are you deaf? I said no questions without my lawyer.
Jack Bauer: [Snickers] Your lawyer can kiss my ass.


"24: Day 8: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (#8.20)" (2010)
[last lines]
Dana Walsh: Jack... tell me what I can do.
Jack Bauer: Nothing. Nothing at all.
[Jack shoots her]

Jack Bauer: I almost forgot, you're gonna need these.
[Hands Cole his ammo clips]
Jack Bauer: I'm sorry, I just couldn't take the chance.
Cole Ortiz: [Shakes his head] . You son of a bitch.
Jack Bauer: Yeah, I know.


"24: Day 6: 7:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m. (#6.2)" (2007)
Jack Bauer: Drop the Coffee.

[Jack is trying to convince Assad he's there to save him]
Jack Bauer: If I'd wanted to kill you, I'd have come in shooting!


"24: 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. (#1.13)" (2002)
Jack Bauer: Part of getting a second chance is taking responsibility for the mess you made in the first place.

Jack Bauer: [over a walkie-talkie] You're losing blood.
Ira Gaines: Not enough to stop me from killing you.
Jack Bauer: Maybe neither of us has to die.
Ira Gaines: Like I said, Jack, I don't have that choice.
Jack Bauer: Well, maybe at least you can tell me what's going on.
[Gaines is silent as he looks for Jack]
Jack Bauer: Cofell. He mentioned something about Belgrade. That was a military operation, how's Palmer connected to that?
Ira Gaines: You were there, Jack, you should know.
Jack Bauer: Let's say I don't.
Ira Gaines: [after a long pause] Neither do I. The less I know, the better I can do my job, that's just the nature of our business.
Jack Bauer: Then why did you bring my family into this?
Ira Gaines: That might've been a mistake. They wanted to make it personal.
Jack Bauer: [no longer on the walkie-talkie] Who's they?
[Gaines realizes Jack is behind him]
Jack Bauer: Put down the weapon, Mr. Gaines. We can protect you.
Ira Gaines: No, you can't.
[Gaines gets up]
Jack Bauer: Put down the weapon!
[There's a short pause]
Ira Gaines: [his last lines] Good luck.
[Gaines turns around, weapon in hand. Jack drops to the ground and shoots him in the chest. Gaines falls to the ground dead]


"24: Day 4: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. (#4.4)" (2005)
Erin Driscoll: Send a team to pick up the hostile.
Jack Bauer: Damn it, Erin! If you do that, everything I've done over the past two hours will mean nothing!
Erin Driscoll: I'm glad you finally figured that out.

Kalil Hasan: When do you let me go?
Jack Bauer: When I feel like it.
Kalil Hasan: Who are you?
Jack Bauer: What do you mean?
Kalil Hasan: You don't seem like the kind of guy that needs to rob a Mercury Mart.
Jack Bauer: That Mercury Mart was a money drop. There was supposed to be 18 grand in that safe.
Kalil Hasan: How do you know that?
Jack Bauer: We're done sharing. I'm not gonna forget your face and I've got your driver's licence. You talk to the police, it's not gonna be hard to find you, do you understand me?


"24: Day 6: 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. (#6.10)" (2007)
Jack Bauer: We didn't find Gredenko.
Philip Bauer: [about to execute Jack] Then all of this was for nothing. On your knees. It didn't have to end like this Jack.
[Aims at Jack's head behind him]
Philip Bauer: You could've had it all.
Jack Bauer: I just want you to know, I didn't want you to feel like I had turned my back on you, that I turned my back on the family. I just had to go in my own way, to do things for myself, and I... was never good enough for you. I'm sorry. Anyway... I'm ready. What are you waiting for...? DO IT! DAMN YOU!

Jack Bauer: [dialing a phone number Philip left for him] My name is Jack Bauer. Who am I talking to?
Charles Logan: You must have exhausted all your options to find Gredenko.
Jack Bauer: Who is this?
Charles Logan: It's Charles Logan, Jack.


"24: Day 6: 11:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m. (#6.18)" (2007)
Mike Doyle: [Doyle is about to take Jack into custody without Jack's knowledge] CTU wants us to take 70 instead.
Jack Bauer: Fine.
[Pulls a gun and aims it to Doyle's head]
Jack Bauer: Don't you move.
Mike Doyle: Jack, what's the problem?
Jack Bauer: Earlier today, I shot my old partner, a friend of mine, because he tried to stop me from doing what I had to do. Don't think for a second I won't do that to you. Slowly, I want you to pull over, now.

Jack Bauer: Audrey Raines was willing to give her own life to save mine. I cannot and will not do anything less for her.
President Wayne Palmer: You're asking me to sign off on a probable suicide mission!
Jack Bauer: With all due respect, Mr. President, sixteen hours ago your people were willing to hand me over for dead, and I did not hesitate.
[pause]
Jack Bauer: Mr. President, you owe me.


"24: Live Another Day: 10:00 p.m.-11:00 a.m. (#1.12)" (2014)
Jack Bauer: [fighting Cheng] You should have stayed hidden like a rat. You could have died an old man.

Jack Bauer: [exchanging himself for Chloe] I've taken you at your word. But if you're lying to me, if anything happens to her or my family, your entire world will come apart, and you will never see it coming.
Russian Agent: We just want you, Mr. Bauer. That's all we ever wanted. I would say you're going to enjoy Moscow, but you'd know I was lying.


"24: Day 6: 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. (#6.4)" (2007)
Jack Bauer: [crying] Tell the president I'm sorry, I can't do this anymore.


"24: Day 8: 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. (#8.21)" (2010)
Jack Bauer: [Jack unloads Pavel's sniper rifle as he prepares to 'interrogate' him] Springfield M1A rifle, .308 round.
[Sets the rifle on the table]
Jack Bauer: You know, about four hours ago, a friend of mine, a very good friend, Renee Walker, was killed by rifle just like that.
Pavel: Go to hell.
Jack Bauer: [Rips Pavel's shirt open, then pats him on the cheek] You first.


"24: Day 4: 2:00 a.m.-3:00 a.m. (#4.20)" (2005)
Audrey Heller Raines: [Jack bursts into the operating room of Paul Raines with an injured Lee Jong. Audrey looks on] Jack, what's going on? Jack.
Dr. Marc Besson: You can't come in here.
Jack Bauer: He's dying!
Dr. Marc Besson: So is he. Get out of here, I just started this operation.
Jack Bauer: This man is our only connection to a stolen nuclear warhead. You gotta save him now!
Dr. Marc Besson: I'll get to him as soon as I can.
Jack Bauer: He's not gonna make it.
Dr. Marc Besson: I already have a patient.
Jack Bauer: [Jack motions Curtis to set up the gurney] Curtis.
Jack Bauer: [Jack pulls his gun on Besson] You have a new one.
Dr. Marc Besson: Are you crazy?
Jack Bauer: Maybe you didn't understand me. This is the only man that can help us find the missing warhead and stop it from being detonated. If you don't save him, millions of people will die, do you understand that? Millions of people. Start working on him now!
Audrey Heller Raines: Jack, what are you doing?
Dr. Marc Besson: If I walk away from Mr. Raines now, he will die.
Jack Bauer: You don't know that for sure.
Audrey Heller Raines: Jack!
Jack Bauer: [Ignoring her] Do it. Now!


"24: Day 6: 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. (#6.12)" (2007)
Charles Logan: [about Russian Consul Markov] He says he hasn't spoken to Gredenko in a year. He's lying - they're still in contact, and he knows enough about what's going on and and wanted to deny that.
Jack Bauer: How do you know?
Charles Logan: Because I've done enough lying myself to know the signs.


"24: Day 4: 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. (#4.3)" (2005)
Chloe: What if you're wrong?
Jack Bauer: I'm not.


"24: Day 2: 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. (#2.2)" (2002)
Eddie Grant: You broke the guy's ankle, Jack.
Jack Bauer: He shouldn't have been playing with adults.


"24: Day 4: 9:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. (#4.15)" (2005)
Jack Bauer: Whatever you've planned next is going to fail. Just like everything else you've tried today.
Habib Marwan: Fail? Almost 40 dead in the train crash, many more near the San Gabriel Island nuclear plant.
Jack Bauer: That wasn't really your plan, was it? We managed to stop the other 103 power plants from melting down. That's what America will remember, that we stopped you.
Habib Marwan: No. They'll remember the image of Secretary of Defense Heller, held hostage on your own soil, and it will burn in their psyches. This country will forever be afraid to let their leaders appear in public.
Jack Bauer: For all the hatred that you have for this country, you don't understand it very well. Whatever you throw at us, I promise you, that will never happen.


"24: Day 8: 12:00 a.m.-1:00 a.m. (#8.9)" (2010)
Jack Bauer: [to a CTU security guard who points a gun at Jack and orders him to put his hands in the air] Son, you better put that down... Or you're gonna get hurt.


"24: Day 4: 10:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. (#4.16)" (2005)
Jack Bauer: [Jack has failed to talk Anderson out of his mission and is on the phone with Chloe] Was Air Force One just hit? WAS AIR FORCE ONE JUST HIT?
Chloe: [Chloe grabs her headset, listening] Escort fighters report... Air Force One has sustained an indirect hit from an air-to-air missile. Pieces are falling to the ground over the desert.
[Jack lowers his phone, looking completely shocked]


"24: 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. (#1.20)" (2002)
Mark DeSalvo: [DeSalvo's cell phone rings. Jack looks on impatiently] Yeah, he's right here. I understand.
Jack Bauer: We got permission to move Drazen?
Mark DeSalvo: No. That request is still making it's way up the chain of command, but DOD says you can interrogate him if you want.
Jack Bauer: Good.
[Jack prepares to walk to Victor's holding cell]
Mark DeSalvo: Bauer.
[Jack turns around]
Mark DeSalvo: Five minutes.
Jack Bauer: Fine.
Jack Bauer: [Jack goes into the holding room. DeSalvo watches Jack's interrogation on the moniters] My name is Jack Bauer. You'll have to pardon my surprise. I saw you die. I watched you enter a building. Nobody could have survived that explosion. Our intelligence told us the building was empty when you entered.
[Victor sits, stone faced]
Jack Bauer: Your fight is with me. Not my wife, not my daughter, but with me. Please... leave my family alone. Mr. Drazen, you have already lost your wife and your daughter. You don't need to lose your sons too.
Victor Drazen: My sons are soldiers.
Jack Bauer: Then they will die for nothing! We know about the rescue plan. It was scheduled for 7:20. We stopped it. We've called in for backup. If they try again, sir, they will die.
Victor Drazen: Then you have nothing to worry about.
[Smiles]
Jack Bauer: Call it off, Victor.
Victor Drazen: How can I?...
Jack Bauer: The same way you've been communicating with them this entire time! Call it off or your sons will die!


"24: Day 7: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. (#7.3)" (2009)
Jack Bauer: [to Tony Almeida] So help me god, I will kill you, and you will stay dead this time!


"24: Day 4: 4:00 a.m.-5:00 a.m. (#4.22)" (2005)
Habib Marwan: It doesn't matter where you take me.
Jack Bauer: Yeah, we'll see about that.


"24: Day 4: 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. (#4.9)" (2005)
[Navi has Behrooz hostage in an enclosed area but is very confident]
Tony Almeida: Let's try to open up a negotiation.
Dina Araz: My husband won't negotiate.
Tony Almeida: Why is that?
Dina Araz: He doesn't need to. He has to assume I have agreed to help you in return for my son's safety.
Tony Almeida: Well, he can't stay down there with him forever.
Dina Araz: He won't. In two hours, all the reactors will have gone critical. After that, it won't matter what I tell you, and he can kill my son. I am only helping you to save his life. I believe in our cause, and if you can't save my son, I am happy to see the reactors melt down.
Jack Bauer: [on phone with Discroll] Did you get that?


"24: 2:00 a.m.-3:00 a.m. (#1.3)" (2001)
Tony Almeida: You mind telling me what's going on around here tonight?
Jack Bauer: What's going on? You mean besides a 747 falling out of the sky and a threat on a presidential candidate's life?
Tony Almeida: Yeah, besides that.


"24: Day 4: 8:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. (#4.14)" (2005)
Jack Bauer: Take my gun.
[Dina hesitates]
Jack Bauer: This has to look as convincing as possible, take my gun!
Dina Araz: You must know that I want to kill you.
Jack Bauer: Yes. But you won't because of Behrooz.


24: The Game (2006) (VG)
Jack Bauer: [Chappelle confronts Jack as he just brought Kim back to C.T.U] You know what I did. I had no other choice.
Ryan Chappelle: That doesn't change the fact that you went against regulations.
Jack Bauer: 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.


"24: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (#1.12)" (2002)
Jack Bauer: [to Kevin Carroll] If anything goes wrong, everyone around the car dies-starting with you.


"24: Day 3: 3:00 a.m.-4:00 a.m. (#3.15)" (2004)
Jack Bauer: [growing really disgusted with Amador's attitude] For the last time...
[picks up some poker chips and throws them]
Jack Bauer: ...where is the virus?
Michael Amador: Go to hell.
Jack Bauer: [pins Amador's arm down to the table and yells] Chase!
Chase: [with one hand he pries Amador's pinned hand open, with the other he uses a knife to slice across Amador's open hand]
[Amador passes out]
Jack Bauer: When he comes to, you do the same thing to his other hand.


"24: Day 3: 6:00 a.m.-7:00 a.m. (#3.18)" (2004)
[last lines]
Jack Bauer: God forgive me.


"24: 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. (#1.10)" (2002)
[after Teri and Kim are discovered using Eli's phone]
Eli: Who did you call? Who is this?
Jack Bauer: [On the phone] I'm the last thing you will ever see if anything happens to my wife or my daughter.


"24: 10:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. (#1.23)" (2002)
[Jack wants David Palmer to fake his own death]
Sherry Palmer: You've got to be kidding.
Jack Bauer: I've never been more serious in my life.


"24: Day 5: 10:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. (#5.16)" (2006)
Jack Bauer: There is a big difference between training to kill someone and actually having to do it.


"24: Live Another Day: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (#1.1)" (2014)
Jack Bauer: You know who I am. Trigger the alarm, and I blow your head off.


"24: Day 2: 2:00 a.m.-3:00 a.m. (#2.19)" (2003)
Jack Bauer: It's not for sale.
Peter Kingsley: If somebody wants to buy it, it's for sale.


"24: Day 6: 9:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. (#6.16)" (2007)
[Abu Fayed and Dmitri Gredenko sneak into a bar, unfortunately full of people and on the TV is the news about the day]
Dmitri Gredenko: [lets Fayed walk ahead looks at TV] I know that man. I recognize him.
[points at Abu]
Dmitri Gredenko: He's that man there!
Abu Fayed: [angrily] You son of a bitch!
[all hell breaks loose as Fayed tries shooting Gredenko but he manages to get behind a wall. Some of the patrons go after Fayed but Fayed shoots one and then runs dry on his pistol. Everyone takes advantage of this and knocks Fayed to the ground beating him up until Jack Bauer comes in firing 2 shots into the ceiling]
Jack Bauer: I'm a federal agent! I need you to step away so I can take that guy into custody. He's a wanted man!
Bar Guy: He just shot my friend!
Jack Bauer: I'm sorry about that, but I'll get an EMT in here quickly.
Abu Fayed: [spits] I hope your friend dies!
Jack Bauer: Shut up!
[kicks Fayed in the face]


"24: Day 2: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (#2.4)" (2002)
Lynne Kresge: [Over cellphone] Right now you are the best chance we have of intercepting that nuclear weapon. I suggest you do your job.
Jack Bauer: [Annoyed] I'll do my job! You people better start doing yours!


"24: Day 5: 8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. (#5.2)" (2006)
Jack Bauer: The only reason you're still conscious is because I don't want to carry you.


"24: Day 7: 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. (#7.11)" (2009)
Senator Blaine Mayer: You're reprehensible, Bauer.
Jack Bauer: And you, sir, are weak! Unwilling and unable to look evil in the eye and deal with it!


"24: Day 3: 7:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m. (#3.19)" (2004)
Jack Bauer: I know you think you're doing the right thing,
[raising his voice]
Jack Bauer: but this is not going to happen.
Kim: Somebody has to do it!
Jack Bauer: Someone will, not you!Someone
Kim: [raising her voice] I'm the best match!
Jack Bauer: [raising his voice even more] You're not a field operative!
Kim: I have weapons training. This is decoy work. Saunders' people won't even come close to me.
Jack Bauer: [shouting] Kim, you don't know what you're talking about. If everything was to go right in this scenario, which not a chance I'm willing to take!
Kim: [shouting] You're not taking it! I am!
Jack Bauer: [grabs Kim and puts her up against the wall] The reason why you've got this job,
[shouting]
Jack Bauer: the reason why I GAVE you this job is so that I could make sure you'd be safe!
Kim: [voice breaking] I took this job because I wanted it, not because you wanted me here. I know that this is hard for you, but this is not your decision. This is my job; better yet, my duty. I'm gonna be safe.
[crying]
Kim: But I'm doing it.


"24: Day 3: 5:00 a.m.-6:00 a.m. (#3.17)" (2004)
Diana White: [Jack is about to take Diana away for interrogation from her house] I am not going anywhere without a lawyer!
Jack Bauer: [Smiles] You are not under arrest. We are taking you to MI6, where you will be interrogated by an agent of a Foreign Government. Your constitutional rights no longer apply. Let's go.


"24: Day 8: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. (#8.19)" (2010)
Chloe: You're being hunted by every law enforcement agency in the city. You're not thinking straight.
Jack Bauer: Right now, I'm the only one who is.


"24: Day 2: 1:00 a.m.-2:00 a.m. (#2.18)" (2003)
Nurse: [Jack Bauer barges into room, trying to get Wallace medical attention] Sir, I will call the police!
Jack Bauer: [points his gun at her] Lady, I *am* the police! Now open this door!


"24: Day 5: 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. (#5.7)" (2006)
Jack Bauer: [Rossler has been injured] My name is Jack Bauer, and I'm with CTU. Twenty-five minutes ago, you contacted a man named Ivan Erwich. What did he want you to do for him?
Jacob Rossler: I want my lawyer.
Jack Bauer: You'll get your lawyer as soon as I get what I need. Mr. Erwich is in possession of 20 canisters of Sentox VX nerve gas, which he has threatened to deploy here in the United States.
Jacob Rossler: I guess you have a problem.
Jack Bauer: I'd say you have a problem. You've been conspiring with and aiding known terrorists, which means I get to hold you for as long as I want. Now we know Mr. Erwich can't deploy the canisters unless he reconfigured a trigger mechanism; is that what he wanted you to do?
[Rossler is silent]
Jack Bauer: Trust me, you don't wanna go down this path with me.
Jacob Rossler: [With clenched teeth] Go to hell.
Jack Bauer: [Jack hits him in the face] That's exactly where I'm gonna send you unless you start to cooperate.
[pause]
Jack Bauer: You like hurting girls? Curtis.
[Curtis steps on Rossler's wound]


"24: Day 5: 9:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. (#5.15)" (2006)
Jack Bauer: This is what I do for a living. And the first rule of engagement is that you have a contingency.


"24: Day 2: 9:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. (#2.14)" (2003)
[to Kate Warner]
Jack Bauer: I take it that's your sister.


"24: Season 4 Prequel (#4.0)" (2004)
Jack Bauer: I can find my own fucking job, Erin.


"24: Day 6: 10:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. (#6.17)" (2007)
Jack Bauer: Say hello to your brother.


"24: Day 6: 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. (#6.9)" (2007)
Jack Bauer: CTU, this is Bauer... We've got a problem.


"24: Day 4: 6:00 a.m.-7:00 a.m. (#4.24)" (2005)
Tony Almeida: [Jack has faked his own death rather than being taken prisoner in China. Tony, Chloe and Michelle are trying to revive him after the Chinese bought the cover] Come on Jack!
[Shocking Jack]
Tony Almeida: Come on Jack, stay with me. Jack!
Michelle Dessler: [Crying] Jack Please!
Chloe: Come on Jack!
[Tony takes a syringe and injects right into Jack's heart and Jack awakens]
Jack Bauer: [to Tony] Thanks Tony.
[Looks at all of them]
Jack Bauer: You do know that from now on we can't have any communication. You and President Palmer are the only four who know I'm alive and it has to be that way.
[Chloe and Michelle are crying. Tony and Jack shake hands and give a hug. Jack gets up and leaves]


"24: Day 7: 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. (#7.10)" (2009)
Jack Bauer: By the way, that stunt you pulled back at the car. If you ever pull your weapon on me again, you better intend to use it.
Renee Walker: I did.


"24: Day 6: 5:00 a.m.-6:00 a.m. (#6.24)" (2007)
Jack Bauer: In case you've forgotten, I'm very good at disappearing - and if you try sending someone after us I'll kill 'em. Pretty good at that too.


"24: Day 7: 6:00 a.m.-7:00 a.m. (#7.23)" (2009)
Jack Bauer: In case you've forgotten I'm very good at disappearing, and if you try sending someone after us I'll kill them
[short pause]
Jack Bauer: Pretty good at that too.


"24: Day 2: 8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. (#2.1)" (2002)
Jack Bauer: I'm gonna need a hacksaw.


"24: Day 2: 10:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. (#2.15)" (2003)
Jack Bauer: [Jack is on the phone with the President discussing who will fly the bomb] We have a few volunteers, Sir. President. All of them good men.
President Palmer: Whoever it is, tell him he has the undying gratitude of every citizen of this country and tell him we will take care of whatever family he leaves behind.
George Mason: Yes Sir, I will.
[the president ends by asking to call him back when the plane is in the air]
George Mason: Funny, huh. I don't see any volunteers, when's the last time you flew a plane?
Jack Bauer: I can get it in the air and put it down, George.


"24: Day 5: 12:00 a.m.-1:00 a.m. (#5.18)" (2006)
Jack Bauer: [to Christopher Henderson, who is holding Audrey hostage] Why are you doing this? Why are you protecting Logan?
Christopher Henderson: I'm protecting something much more important than Charles Logan...
Jack Bauer: What?
Christopher Henderson: The integrity of our government!
Jack Bauer: Our government has no integrity!


"24: Day 7: 3:00 a.m.-4:00 a.m. (#7.20)" (2009)
Jack Bauer: Relax Mr Hodges, you're already dead.