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.



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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 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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6 November 2001 (USA)  »

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


The original pilot contained a different opening scene. It began in Venice, instead of Kuala Lumpur. Some minor changes were made beyond that, such as turning the clocks forward and back a few minutes. See more »


When Mandy blows the airplane hatch open, the vacuum created causes her to be sucked out instantly, yet the - much lighter - debris seems to move in all directions (some of it away from the hatch). See more »


Nina Myers: You're lying.
Jack Bauer: Yes I am. But you're still going to have to trust me.
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Edited from Enemy of the State (1998) See more »


Destiny Complete
Written by M. Ludlum and The Angel (as Angel C.)
Performed by The Angel featuring Mystic
Courtesy of Supa Crucial Recordings
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Could Be Fun!
28 April 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is the first episode of the first season of 24. Based off the first episode, this series could be a fun ride. The story seems a little far- fetched and the show has the makings of a silly Bond-like movie, but I think that is the clear intentions of the makers. This episode is light on the action, but we are put into high drama already. The acting seems very good. Kiefer Sutherland and his raspy voice as Jack Bauer seems like an ideal casting choice. I also liked Elisha Cuthbert as his daughter and Leslie Hope as his wife.

In this episode, "12:00 AM-1:00 AM," Jack Bauer is called into his office at the Counter Terrorist Unit where he learns of a possible attempt on Senator David Palmer's life who is running for President. He also learns that his daughter has ran away from home.

Overall, this episode is a good start. I liked how the series is in real time, although I can see why come people may not like it. There are four-five story lines to pay attention to. They are all relatively strong to start off, so that is a good sign.

My Grade: A-

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