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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.

Director:

Stephen Hopkins

Writers:

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

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
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Storyline

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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Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Trivia

James Foley was originally tapped to direct this episode, but had to pull out at the last minute. See more »

Goofs

When Jack calls Vincent, the time on Vincent's clock reads 12:06, despite seven minutes having passed in the episode. See more »

Quotes

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.
[prepares to press *enter* button on laptop]
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Connections

Edited from Enemy of the State (1998) See more »

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Chair on a Wire
(uncredited)
by Krome
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Iconic, simply iconic!
9 February 2018 | by mariahtahmisianSee all my reviews

A spectacular, iconic episode to begin the greatest show ever! A++++++++++++++


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 November 2001 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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