HOPE HAS A FIGHTING CHANCE.
As America’s first female president (Cherry Jones) is about to be sworn in, former government agent Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) is forced out of hiding to fight murderous rebels in Africa. The TV movie that preceded the seventh season of 24 is a standard-issue thriller that cleverly sets up events (in real time, of course) for the future but also to a great degree stands on its own. Jon Voight doesn’t have much to do (except being established as the show’s next baddie), but the Washington intrigue is tense and the African action (where Jack saves children from ending up as soldiers) has its explosive moments.
2008-U.S. Made for TV. 83 min. Color. Directed by Jon Cassar. Cast: Kiefer Sutherland (Jack Bauer), Jon Voight (Jonas Hodges), Cherry Jones (Allison Taylor), Robert Carlyle, Powers Boothe, Gil Bellows… Peter MacNicol, Tony Todd.