Kiefer Sutherland’s Jack Bauer Is Back With ’24′ TV Movie

November 23rd, 2008 // Leave a Comment

Jack is back! It’s been two years since we’ve seen Kiefer Sutherland‘s Jack Bauer due to the writer’s strike which pretty much screwed over the Television industry and the viewers. Was the wait worth it? According to USA Today it was.

Actually, how you view Redemption may depend on whether you see it as a stand-alone TV movie or as an introductory episode to next year’s seventh season. As a film, it ranks as one of the year’s best, admittedly against thin competition. As a 24 episode, however, it’s just a tad less enticing.

The purpose of this two-hour, real-time movie is both to explain Jack’s funk and (one hopes) to jolt him and his series out of it. On the run from his guilt and some government inquisitors, Jack has landed in a mythical African country that’s about to plunge into a very real-looking civil war. His task is to help an old friend (Robert Carlyle, always a pleasure to watch) get some students safely to the American Embassy before they’re kidnapped into the rebel army.

One thing remains to be seen, with George W. Bush leaving the office in January, will Jack Bauer’s tactics seem out of place or not?

Featured in the gallery: Keifer Sutherland, Hakeem Kae-Kazim, Cherry Jones, Jon Voight, Tony Todd, Robert Carlyle and Gil Bellows.

Click any photo to view all 15 photos from the premiere of the 24 TV Movie Redemption in the gallery!


Jack is back! It’s been two years since we’ve seen Kiefer Sutherland‘s Jack Bauer due to the writer’s strike which pretty much screwed over the Television industry and the viewers. Was the wait worth it? According to USA Today it was.

Actually, how you view Redemption may depend on whether you see it as a stand-alone TV movie or as an introductory episode to next year’s seventh season. As a film, it ranks as one of the year’s best, admittedly against thin competition. As a 24 episode, however, it’s just a tad less enticing.

The purpose of this two-hour, real-time movie is both to explain Jack’s
funk and (one hopes) to jolt him and his series out of it. On the run
from his guilt and some government inquisitors, Jack has landed in a
mythical African country that’s about to plunge into a very
real-looking civil war. His task is to help an old friend (Robert Carlyle, always a pleasure to watch) get some students safely to the American Embassy before they’re kidnapped into the rebel army.

One thing remains to be seen, with George W. Bush leaving the office in January, will Jack Bauer’s tactics seem out of place or not?

Featured in the gallery: Keifer Sutherland, Hakeem Kae-Kazim, Cherry
Jones, Jon Voight, Tony Todd, Robert Carlyle and Gil Bellows.

Click any photo to view all 15 photos from the premiere of the 24 TV Movie Redemption in the gallery!

By Miu von Furstenberg
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