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Kiefer Sutherland: Jack Bauer



  • Jack Bauer : The only reason that you're conscious right now is because I don't want to carry you.

  • Nina Myers : He is gonna put a bullet in my head before I can say hello, and then he'll turn the gun on himself.

    Jack Bauer : We'll make sure he doesn't turn the gun on himself.

  • Jack Bauer : [Jack has shot and wounded Nina]  You don't have any more useful information, do you?

    Nina Myers : [weakly]  I do...

    Jack Bauer : [notices Nina is inching for her gun]  No, you don't.

    [fires and kills Nina] 

  • Jack Bauer : [while holding President Logan at gunpoint]  A year and a half ago I was warned my life was in danger. I was told the only way to survive was to create the illusion that I was dead. I had the deceive people I cared about. My daughter will never forgive me. Now that I see the depth of your corruption there is no doubt that source of danger was you. David Palmer was a great man and a great president, but he was also my friend. He tried to warn me about you and now he is dead. Other people tried to help me and they are dead. So Mr. Logan, I really have nothing left to lose.

  • Jack Bauer : I'm federal agent Jack Bauer, and today is the longest day of my life.

  • [pointing his gun in the direction of a noise behind him] 

    Jack Bauer : Don't move.

    George Mason : Hey, hey. Service is bad enough on this flight; you don't have to shoot me.

  • Jack Bauer : [to Joseph Prado, after breaking every finger in his hand]  This will help you with the pain.

    [knocks him unconscious] 

  • Jack Bauer : I'm gonna need a hacksaw.

  • Nina Myers : I never meant for this to be personal.

    Jack Bauer : It felt pretty personal when you killed my wife.

  • Jack Bauer : You are gonna tell me what I wanna know, it's just a matter of how much you want it to hurt.

  • [just before shooting Ryan Chappelle] 

    Jack Bauer : God, forgive me.

  • Jack Bauer : Kim, I want you to point the gun at his chest and pull the trigger now.

  • Christopher Henderson : [Holds Jack at gunpoint]  Hold it Jack! You weren't really going to let me go, were you?

    Jack Bauer : No.

    [Henderson tries to shoot him, but the gun is empty. He looks at the clip, realizing Jack has outsmarted him. He faintly smiles at Jack] 

    Christopher Henderson : Good for you.

    Jack Bauer : You are responsible for the deaths of David Palmer, Tony Almeida, and Michelle Dessler. They were friends of mine.

    Christopher Henderson : That's what happens.

    [Jack shoots him twice] 

  • Nina Myers : Jack, if you kill me, you won't know who I work for. You think I work for Drazen, but I don't!

    Jack Bauer : I trusted you, Nina...

    Nina Myers : I was just doing my job.

    Jack Bauer : Your job? My wife and daughter almost died today! How many people that trusted you lost their life today because you were doing your job? Walsh, or Jamey? Ellis? How many others?

    Nina Myers : How many people died because of you, Jack?

  • Jack Bauer : Shut up, stupid!

  • Jack Bauer : I know you think you're doing the right thing,

    [raising his voice] 

    Jack Bauer : but this is not going to happen.

    Kim : Somebody has to do it!

    Jack Bauer : Someone will, not you!

    Kim : [raising her voice]  I'm the best match!

    Jack Bauer : [raising his voice even more]  You're not a field operative!

    Kim : I have weapons training. This is decoy work. Saunders' people won't even come close to me.

    Jack Bauer : [shouting]  Kim, you don't know what you're talking about. If everything was to go right in this scenario, which not a chance I'm willing to take!

    Kim : [shouting]  You're not taking it! I am!

    Jack Bauer : [grabs Kim and puts her up against the wall]  The reason why you've got this job,


    Jack Bauer : the reason why I GAVE you this job is so that I could make sure you'd be safe!

    Kim : [voice breaking]  I took this job because I wanted it, not because you wanted me here. I know that this is hard for you, but this is not your decision. This is my job; better yet, my duty. I'm gonna be safe.


    Kim : But I'm doing it.

  • [realizing that CTU has been compromised, Jack makes a special phone call] 

    Audrey Heller Raines : Who are calling?

    Jack Bauer : The only person I can trust right now.

  • Tony Almeida : Where the hell do you think you're going, Jack?

    Jack Bauer : Tony, I don't have time to explain right now.

    [Tony pulls out his gun and points it at Jack] 

    Tony Almeida : Let's find the time.

  • [from preview for Season 5] 

    Jack Bauer : [angry]  When I'm finished with you, you're gonna wish that you felt this good again.

  • [at the very start of each show except Season 1 and other Season Premieres] 

    Jack Bauer : Previously on 24.

  • Jack Bauer : A few years ago, my wife was killed because of my job. My daughter has never been the same since. This last year... well, you know what I went through to bring you in. What'd I get for it? A pat on the back. In the end, a demotion and a heroin habit. I'm tired of putting my ass on the line for nothing. I'm DONE putting my ass on the line for nothing.

  • Jack Bauer : I used to be in the military. Used to do field work for the CIA. I've been to some horrible places. I've seen some pretty terrible things. I don't think I've ever been this scared in my whole life.

  • [from Season 5 preview] 

    Jack Bauer : If you don't tell me what I want to know, then it'll just be a question of how much you want it to hurt.

  • [to Audrey, who was held by the Chinese for a few months] 

    Jack Bauer : I know what it's like to feel like it's never going to end.

  • [from Season 5 trailer] 

    Jack Bauer : [gun aimed at someone off screen]  See you in hell.


  • Michael Amador : You betrayed me, Jack, you were CTU all along.

    Jack Bauer : That's right, Amador. You betrayed me, too, I'm just better at it than you.

  • [at the start of each Season Premiere] 

    Jack Bauer : Events occur in real time.

  • Ryan Chappelle : [terrified, knowing he is about to die]  My legs are shaking...

    Jack Bauer : [hesitates for a moment]  I've got you.

  • [getting ready to transport Victor] 

    Jack Bauer : [goes to over to Victor]  Get up.

    [doesn't budge] 

    Jack Bauer : [explodes]  Get up!

  • [Syed Ali has said he's willing to die] 

    Jack Bauer : The only way you're going to die is if I kill you. Your bomb's not going off.

  • Jack Bauer : He shouldn't have been playing with A-dults.

  • Jack Bauer : Do you really think you can do this?

    George Mason : Yes.

    Jack Bauer : You are absolutely sure you can do this?

    George Mason : Jack, I'm supposed to do this.

  • Jack Bauer : There are things in this world which are out of our control. Sometimes we like to blame ourselves for them so we can try to make sense out of them.

  • Jack Bauer : Honey, I've got to start focusing on what I'm doing up here, I'm running out of time, okay? So uh... I-I'm gonna have to say good-bye. I love you more than anything in the world and I'll always be with you, okay? Remember that.

    Kim : Oh. I'm proud of you, and I love you.

    Jack Bauer : I love you too sweetheart... Bye.

  • Jack Bauer : I like working with you, Chase; you're a nice kid. But don't you ever come into my office and talk to me like that again, do you understand me?

  • Jack Bauer : You don't have any more information, do you, Nina?

    Nina Myers : Yes I do.

    Jack Bauer : No, you don't.

    [shoots her] 

  • Jack Bauer : George, as crazy as this may sound, you're going to have to trust me.

  • Nina Myers : I only get the pardon if I stop the bomb. Why wouldn't I do everything I can.

    Jack Bauer : Because you're worse than a traitor, Nina. You don't even have a cause, you don't believe in anything. But you would sell anyone and everything out to the highest bidder. So

    [throws table] 

    Jack Bauer : [shouts]  stop wasting my time. Gimme a name!

  • Christopher Henderson : I'm doing this to protect the integrity of the government.

    Jack Bauer : The government has no integrity!

  • [at the main start of each show] 

    Jack Bauer : The following takes place between...

  • Jack Bauer : [Repeated line to an individual after they tried to help him]  You did great.

  • Jack Bauer : [Repeated line when asked to make a promise]  I give you my word.

  • Bill Buchanan : I want you tell me exactly what you've been doing here and for how long.

    Jack Bauer : Understand this, Bill. I don't work for you any more.

  • Jack Bauer : Tell me where the bomb is or I will kill your son.

  • Jack Bauer : Oh, my God, what did you do? What have you done?


    Jack Bauer : What have you done?

  • Jack Bauer : [Jack is about to execute Chappelle]  Ryan, is there anyone you'd like to talk to?

    Ryan Chappelle : To say goodbye?

    Jack Bauer : To say whatever you have to.

    Ryan Chappelle : I have a brother I haven't talked to in years... I don't have that many friends, only the people I work with. So, no... there's no-one.

  • Chase : Let me be upfront with you, Jack. I look up to you, and I'd even take a bullet for you. Instead, I'm holding a mirror right in front of your face. I know what they did to you when you were undercover with the Salazars. If something goes wrong, I'm always there when you need me.

    Jack Bauer : Mind your own business Chase.

    Chase : Today is NOT the day to prove that everything is okay and this will be a rough day. Get your head straight man, and do what you got to do.

  • Jack Bauer : How long have you been playing me?

  • [Nina is holding Jack at gunpoint] 

    Nina Myers : You didn't think it would end like this didn't you?

    Jack Bauer : This isn't over yet.

  • Jack Bauer : Honey I want you to live your life. I want you to be happy. That's all I've ever wanted. I want you to try and grow up to be the kind of person that would've made your mom proud. Okay?

    Kim : [sobbing]  Oh, God.

    Jack Bauer : Promise me that.

    Kim : I promise.

  • Michael Amador : Can you protect my family?

    Jack Bauer : Yes, we can.

    Michael Amador : How can you protect my family when you can't even protect yours?

  • Sherry Palmer : Who are you calling?

    Jack Bauer : CTU. I am a sworn federal agent, Mrs. Palmer. You just confessed to a federal crime.

  • [to Syed Ali] 

    Jack Bauer : I know you think what you're doing is right. But it is my job not to let that happen.

  • [Jane Saunders is unwilling to help Jack find her father] 

    Jack Bauer : You have no idea how far I'm willing to go to acquire your cooperation.

  • [Dina has just learned that Behrooz has been taken hostage by Navi] 

    Dina Araz : If you cannot save my son, then I am happy to see the reactors melt down.

    Jack Bauer : [to Erin Driscoll, while on phone]  Did you get that?

  • Jack Bauer : [to his new girlfriend Diane]  My name's not Frank. It's Jack Bauer.

  • [repeated line] 


  • [repeated line] 

    Jack Bauer : You are going to have to trust me.

  • Jack Bauer : We don't have a lot of time.

  • Jack Bauer : [at the start of every episode]  The following takes place between _ A.M./P.M. and _ A.M./P.M.

  • [Jack Bauer is preparing to execute Ryan Chapelle] 

    Chapelle : There's no way around this, right Jack? We don't have any outs here.

    Jack Bauer : Not that I can see.

    [cocks gun] 

    Chapelle : [as a tear runs down his face]  Wait! All right. Let me do this myself. At least give me... the dignity of-of taking m-my own life; that's something you can do.

    Jack Bauer : No, Ryan, I can't do that.

    Chapelle : Yes, you can! You were right back at CTU to put me under watch. I wasn't going out for a cigarette, I was trying to bolt. But I know this has to happen.

    Jack Bauer : I can't take that chance.

    Chapelle : I'm giving you my word, Jack. I won't run, I swear. I-I-I'd be lying if I said I wasn't scared, but I'm not gonna run. I couldn't live with myself, knowing that I was responsible for the deaths of all those people.

    [voice breaking] 

    Chapelle : You gotta believe me.

  • Mandy : [holding a gun to Tony's head]  You really have what it takes to shoot him while you're looking him in the eye?

    Jack Bauer : Yes.

    Mandy : I believe you. So what's to stop me from shooting him?

  • Jack Bauer : That's the problem with people like you, George. You want results, but you never want to get your hands dirty. I'd start rolling up your sleeves.

  • [to Nina while he has a gun to her head] 

    Jack Bauer : You are going to tell me everything I want to know or I swear to God I will hurt you before I kill you, and no one will be able to stop me.

  • Jack Bauer : You inhaled plutonium, George.

    George Mason : So.

    Jack Bauer : So I'm not the only person who shouldn't be here today.

  • Chase : Listen, Jack. I'm gonna be honest with you. I look up to you. I'd take a bullet for you if I had to, but right now, I'm gonna hold the mirror up. You were under with Salazar for six months. I know what they did to you, and I know what you did to yourself. You can't make that go away overnight. You think I didn't know?

    Jack Bauer : You should mind your own business, Chase.

    Chase : All I'm trying to say is that I'm here for you. But today is not the day to try to prove to everybody that you're all better. It's about to hit the fan, you know that and I know that. So do what you gotta do, man. Get your head straight, so we can do our work.

  • Jack Bauer : [to Saunders about putting his daughter in the hotel where the virus had been released]  When your daughter is infected, I'm going to make you watch her die.

  • Jack Bauer : Stephen, you're out of time!

  • [about Syed Ali] 

    Jack Bauer : Are you trying to protect this man?

    Imam Fulani : No, Agent Bauer, I have no misplaced loyalties. If the man you are looking for has murdered an innocent, he is as guilty in the eyes of Islam as he is in yours.

    Jack Bauer : The man that I'm looking for set in motion a plan today to detonate a nuclear weapon in Los Angeles.

    Imam Fulani : Are you certain?

    Jack Bauer : Yes, we're certain. Our estimates are between one and two million people will die if this bomb goes off. That, sir, is why we need to find him now.

  • Jack Bauer : [Repeated line]  DAMN IT!

  • Jack Bauer : [Nararating a repeated line after starting time and ending time have established]  Events occur in real time.

  • Jack Bauer : [repeated line, justifying his actions when they are questioned]  it had to be done.

  • Jack Bauer : [Repeated line, attempting to make a compromise]  I give you my word.

  • [repeated line] 

    Jack Bauer : LET ME SEE YOUR HANDS!

  • Jack Bauer : [repeated line to Audrey]  I'll be right back.

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