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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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Sherry Palmer
Martin Belkin
Alan York
Rick Allen
Dan Mounts
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 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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Sarah Clarke was cast as Nina Myers on the morning filming for the pilot episode was to begin. The costume department did not have time to fit her, so she wore her own outfit for the entire season. See more »


When Jack knocks Mason out with the tranquilizer dart, he falls and Jack catches him, checking his pulse. However, Jack checks Mason's pulse with his thumb which isn't the correct way as the thumb has its own pulse. See more »


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.
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Could Be Fun!
28 April 2015 | by 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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