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24: Redemption (2008)

24 (original title)
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Former Federal Agent Jack Bauer confronts African dictator Benjamin Juma, whose forces have been ordered to capture the children Bauer oversees for malicious military training.

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Jon Cassar

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Joel Surnow (creator), Robert Cochran (creator) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kiefer Sutherland ... Jack Bauer
Cherry Jones ... President-Elect Allison Taylor
Bob Gunton ... Ethan Kanin
Colm Feore ... Henry Taylor
Powers Boothe ... President Noah Daniels
Robert Carlyle ... Carl Benton
Jon Voight ... Jonas Hodges
Peter MacNicol ... Tom Lennox
Gil Bellows ... Frank Tramell
Hakeem Kae-Kazim ... Colonel Ike Dubaku
Siyabulela Ramba Siyabulela Ramba ... Willie
Isaach De Bankolé ... President Ule Matobo (as Isaach De Bankole)
Kris Lemche ... Chris Whitley
Eric Lively ... Roger Taylor
James Joseph O'Neil ... Halcott
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Storyline

Set 18 months where Season 6 of '24' left off, former government agent Jack Bauer is in a self-imposed exile in the fictitious African country of Sangala where he hopes to escape from a U.S. investigation of him for his past methods, and to run from his past. Bauer works at a mission school for orphaned children run by his friend Carl Benton. The country is at the mercy of a rogue warlord general named Juma who is plotting a coup to overthrow the government and his right-hand man Colonel Dubaku, is abducting orphan boys and forcibly recruiting them into Juma's army. Bauer and Benton must work together to save the dozen or so boys and try to get them out of the country before Juma takes over. Meanwhile in Washington D.C., it is Inauguration Day where the outgoing President Noah Daniels is handing over the presidency to the first female president Allison Taylor (Cherry Jones). Hearing about the coup, Daniels wants to evacuate the country before it falls to the rogue general, while ... Written by Anonymous

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 November 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

24: The Movie See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

This movie takes place between 3:00 p.m. GMT (10:00 a.m. Eastern Time) and 5:00 p.m. GMT (12:00 p.m. Eastern Time). See more »

Goofs

At 1:06:30, Jack Bauer leads the children into a forest. As he's yelling "take cover!", a cameraman and support crew are very visible for several seconds in the left part of the frame, and near the end of the shot the visible cameraman even turns to the other (point-of-view) camera. See more »

Quotes

Frank Tramell: You have a choice.
Jack Bauer: I don't have a choice, you son of a bitch.
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Connections

Referenced in Séries express: Episode #1.9 (2008) See more »

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24 Theme
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Globe-trotting Bauer
22 May 2017 | by Mr-FusionSee all my reviews

"24: Redemption" was the result of the 2007 writers strike, designed to be a prequel to season 7. As such, it has half its attention on setup (new president, conspiracy, etc) and that's actually its weaker half.

It's much better when it's focused on Jack Bauer, laying low in Africa and suddenly tasked with saving a school full of children from conscription into a dictator's army. This, as he's sought to testify before a Senate subcommittee.

Without the confines of the clock (it's told from 3-5pm, but that's rather loose) there's actually more room for him to breathe as a character, as a person. Kiefer's scenes with compatriot Robert Carlyle are among the best and the price he pays to accomplish the mission (get those kids to the US Embassy) is profoundly sad. The argument still stands that he can't escape the life, but his sacrifice is real.

7/10


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