24 - Season 4

24 - Season 4

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Cast: Kiefer Sutherland, Geoffrey Pierson, William Devane

     
 

Season 4 of the wildly successful "real time" adventure series 24 begins some 18 months at the end of Season 3. John Keeler (Geoff Pierson) has succeeded David Palmer (Dennis Haysbert) as President of the United States, and the new Secretary of Defense is James Heller (See more details below

Overview

Season 4 of the wildly successful "real time" adventure series 24 begins some 18 months at the end of Season 3. John Keeler (Geoff Pierson) has succeeded David Palmer (Dennis Haysbert) as President of the United States, and the new Secretary of Defense is James Heller (William Devane) -- who is also the new boss of crack CTU agent Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland). One of Heller's first moves is to reunite Jack with his old nemesis Erin Driscoll (Alberta Watson), now the head of the CTU. Unbeknownst to most of the principal characters, Jack is in love with Heller's daughter (and policy assistant) Audrey Raines (Kim Raver), this despite the fact that Audrey is still legally married to estranged husband Paul (James Frain). Outside of Jack Bauer and President Keeler, the only series character from season three to return as a regular in season four is CTU tech analyst Chloe O'Brien (Mary Lynn Rajskub); the rest of the cast is virtually brand-new. The "day" that comprises the fourth season begins, typically, with a nailbiting crisis, when James Heller and his daughter Audrey are captured by a terrorist group headed by Habib Marwan (Arnold Vosloo), who has already set a fiendish master plan in motion with a train bombing in the US. It soon develops that the abduction of Heller and Audrey is but a subterfuge to allow an enemy stealth bomber to blow up Air Force One and eliminate the President -- and ultimately to gain control of a nuclear warhead that will destroy a major US city. Making matters worse, there is a turncoat in the ranks of the CTU -- and without giving the game away, it can be noted that CTU agent Sarah Gavin (Lana Parilla) tumbles to the mole's identity before Jack Bauer does. As the tension mounts, Paul Raines is seriously wounded saving Jack during a covert mission, which "ices" Jack's relationship with Audrey; a shattering personal tragedy forces Erin Driscoll to resign from her post in mid-season; there is dissension in the terrorist ranks during a concerted effort to trigger nuclear meltdowns in six different cities; the seldom-used 25th Amendment is invoked to change Presidents in midstream; and an old enemy of Jack's from the series' first two seasons appears virtually out of nowhere to make a terrible situation far worse than could ever be imagined! Clearly, the fourth season of 24 drew inspiration from the headlines of the day, notably the controversial treatment of prisoners at Abu Ghraib. The series also was attacked by certain special-interest groups for making several of the villains Arabs, or of Arab descent. And of course, there were those who carped that the series' notion of "real time" (each episode consisted of a single uninterrupted hour in the same day) resulted in some rather ludicrous lapses of logic. But 24 was as big a hit in the ratings throughout its fourth season as it had been all along. Oh...and to reveal any more about the various and sundry plot twists, and the shocks and surprises, would be unthinkable.

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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
A model of careful craftsmanship and arguably the best dramatic series on network TV today, 24 reinvents itself to a certain degree every year, and that process made the 2004-5 season perhaps the best yet. Beginning some 18 months after the tumult depicted in Season 3, Season 4 finds counterterrorism agent Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) working outside the system once again and racing the clock to save the country from a devastating terrorist attack. As usual, Bauer's eventful day -- depicted in 24 hour-long episodes that unfold in "real time" -- begins with a crisis and metastasizes into a catastrophe. The previously discredited operative, secretly in love with a cabinet member's daughter (new series regular Kim Raver), is pressed into service to foil a localized terrorist attack that actually presages a massive assault on the government, coordinated by terrorist mastermind Habib Marwan (guest star Arnold Vosloo, infinitely more frightening than he was in the feature films as The Mummy). In keeping with 24's tradition of interpolating more intimate subplots, the fourth season reunites, at least in CTU's situation room, newly minted supervisor Michelle Dessler (Reiko Ayleworth) and her disgraced husband, ex-agent Tony Almeida (Carlo Bernard), who's been pardoned temporarily so that he can lend assistance. Obviously, there are more twists and turns than we can or should describe, but suffice to say that the show's writers, directors, and actors are all at the top of their respective games. Oh, sure, there are the predictable gaffes with regard to timing (is it really possible to traverse lengthy, car-choked L.A. boulevards in a matter of minutes?), but on balance this season of the popular thriller manages even better than its illustrious predecessors to keep viewers on the edges of their seats. It gets our highest recommendation.

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Product Details

Release Date:
12/06/2005
UPC:
0024543217800
Rating:
NR
Source:
20th Century Fox
Region Code:
1
Time:
17:32:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Exclusive season 5 prequel Bridging Seasons 4 & 5; Cast/crew commentary on selected episodes; 39 deleted scenes with optional audio commentary; 4 behind-the-scenes featurettes; "24: Conspiracy" cell phone mobisodes; Music video & more

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- 24: Season Four
1. Main Titles/Train Wreck [:18]
2. Turkish Connection [3:06]
3. Good Morning [2:36]
4. Teenage Rebellion [4:30]
5. Positioning Code [1:09]
6. Old Stomping Ground [2:39]
7. Lending a Hand [4:36]
8. Difference of Opinion [:52]
9. Lucky Escape [3:15]
10. Time Discrepancy [4:01]
11. Novel Technique [3:49]
12. Real Target/End Titles [1:50]
1. Recap/Main Titles [:14]
2. Security Alert [3:26]
3. On the Run [2:44]
4. Sticking to the Plan [4:18]
5. Reinstated [1:47]
6. Special Delivery [2:28]
7. Tight Leash [2:47]
8. Back in the Field [:35]
9. Spotted [4:09]
10. The Secretary's Son [4:11]
11. Track 3 [:14]
12. Netcast/End Titles [3:07]
1. Recap/Main Titles [:14]
2. No Longer Cooperating [3:49]
3. Forced to Sign [4:52]
4. Uncomfortable [2:01]
5. Strange Behavior [1:15]
6. Too Much Information [1:30]
7. Dear Old Dad [3:32]
8. Taking Care of Business [2:05]
9. Convincing Arguments [:57]
10. New Face [2:20]
11. Disoriented [5:37]
12. Tricked/End Titles [1:19]
1. Recap/Main Titles [:14]
2. Armed Robbery [3:19]
3. Pipeline [2:41]
4. Eaves Dropping [4:00]
5. Faking It [2:20]
6. One Moe Hostage [2:40]
7. Teatime [2:52]
8. Spying on Each Other [2:34]
9. Plan B [1:34]
10. Getaway [3:17]
11. Pulling Rank [3:55]
12. Stopped Cold/End Titles [8:04]
Disc #2 -- 24: Season Four
1. Recap/Main Titles [:02]
2. No Other Option [2:46]
3. Solemn Pact [3:23]
4. Level Three [4:19]
5. Taking the Bullet [1:51]
6. Doctoring the Evidence [:46]
7. Apb [1:40]
8. Suicide Mission [4:53]
9. Off the Meds [:37]
10. Tough Choice [4:11]
11. Worried Mom [2:29]
12. Orders/End Titles [:15]
1. Recap [:02]
2. Main Titles/Going In [2:08]
3. Breakout [4:51]
4. Aftermath [5:53]
5. Unexpected Visitor [1:12]
6. The Empty Briefcase [2:33]
7. Flesh and Blood [2:12]
8. Good News, Bad News [2:09]
9. Third Degree [1:56]
10. Breakup [2:55]
11. Self Defense [3:10]
12. Override/End Titles [3:56]
1. Recap/Main Titles [:02]
2. Override [3:40]
3. Mole [3:13]
4. Frantic [:41]
5. So Many Lies [2:13]
6. Pretty Confident [3:06]
7. Free to Go [3:24]
8. Running for Their Lives [3:22]
9. Allergic Reaction [1:05]
10. Compromised [1:37]
11. To the Rescue! [2:53]
12. Corrupted/End Titles [1:42]
1. Recap/Main Titles [:02]
2. Lifesaver [3:30]
3. Taking Charge [3:03]
4. Setting the Trap [2:33]
5. Safe House [2:46]
6. Planting the Story [1:08]
7. Flushing Out the Mole [2:46]
8. Not Guilty! [2:37]
9. Repaying a Debt [2:32]
10. Lending a Hand [:21]
11. Nailed [4:09]
12. Grounded/End Titles [2:28]
Disc #3 -- 24: Season Four
1. Recap/Main Titles [:14]
2. Ready to Blow [3:37]
3. Adultery [1:49]
4. Going for Help [3:56]
5. Full Meltdown [1:31]
6. Cornering the Suspect [:24]
7. Uncle Naseem [3:47]
8. Leverage [3:05]
9. Fallout [3:33]
10. Good News, Bad News [4:30]
11. East Garage [1:22]
12. Trapped/End Titles [5:03]
1. Recap/Main Titles [5:08]
2. Up to Speed [1:38]
3. Bargaining Chip [1:19]
4. Down the Chute [1:23]
5. Back to Work [5:38]
6. Head Quarters [4:56]
7. Family Ties [3:20]
8. Heading to the Hotel [:09]
9. False Pretenses [2:48]
10. Tit for Tat [1:21]
11. Securing the Files [2:01]
12. Not Talking/End Titles [:05]
1. Recap/Main Titles [:14]
2. Looking for Answers [1:46]
3. Fighting Back [:45]
4. Washed ID [3:24]
5. Naming Names [1:59]
6. Loose on the Floor [1:26]
7. Putting the Pressure On [2:58]
8. Closing In [2:19]
9. Acting Out [1:28]
10. Needle in a Haystack [3:34]
11. Win/Lose [3:55]
12. Smart Move/End Titles [:50]
1. Recap/Main Titles [5:08]
2. Deep Gratitude [2:56]
3. Distracted [4:24]
4. Relieved of Duty [2:25]
5. The Insider [1:33]
6. Overwhelmed [2:25]
7. Staying a Step Ahead [1:22]
8. Rough Transition [2:40]
9. On Task [:30]
10. Activated [1:11]
11. Emp [1:05]
12. Trapped/End Titles [4:11]
Disc #4 -- 24: Season Four
1. Recap/Main Titles [4:00]
2. The Printout [:26]
3. Personal Conflict [3:05]
4. Search and Destroy [2:53]
5. American [4:24]
6. Nobody Listens [2:26]
7. Engaging the Enemy [1:50]
8. Part of the Solution [3:58]
9. Drawing Them In [5:25]
10. Fighting Fire With Fire [:16]
11. Clear [2:30]
12. A Debt Paid/End Titles [1:57]
1. Recap/Main Titles [2:20]
2. Contingency Plans [3:02]
3. Squeezed [:38]
4. Undercover [1:15]
5. Recalled [5:16]
6. Without a Net [2:34]
7. Convincing [4:10]
8. Good to Go [3:38]
9. Distraught [2:35]
10. Into the Tunnel [:07]
11. Click [3:32]
12. Thumbs Up/End Titles [6:14]
1. Recap/Main Titles [2:10]
2. Mechanical Trouble [1:00]
3. Creating a Distraction [2:47]
4. Underling [5:11]
5. Applying Pressure [2:52]
6. Cleared for Takeoff [4:05]
7. Vital Information [1:55]
8. Decision Time [4:52]
9. Final Instructions [1:21]
10. Exchange [2:21]
11. Crossed Lines [1:51]
12. On the Move/End Titles [2:10]
1. Recap/Main Titles [3:20]
2. In the Air [1:45]
3. Raid! [2:38]
4. Paralyzed [3:04]
5. It's a Match [2:17]
6. Equal to the Task [:38]
7. Impersonator [4:01]
8. Covering for a Friend [3:09]
9. External Hard Drive [3:23]
10. A Near Certainty [:13]
11. Patched Through [3:31]
12. Air-to-Air/End Titles [:06]
Disc #5 -- 24: Season Four
1. Recap [1:52]
2. Main Titles/Down [3:07]
3. Status Unclear [3:06]
4. Camping in the Desert [1:00]
5. Critical Condition [2:16]
6. Nuclear Football [4:02]
7. Running [:48]
8. Splitting Up [6:45]
9. Hide-and-Seek [:54]
10. Dropping the Ball [2:57]
11. Missing Pages [3:57]
12. Sworn In/End Titles [1:10]
1. Recap/Main Titles [3:21]
2. In Transit [1:28]
3. A Stupid Mistake [3:21]
4. Into the Bunker [4:15]
5. On Point [1:43]
6. At the Marina [1:54]
7. Missing Warhead [4:12]
8. Ex-Marine [3:32]
9. On Hold [3:51]
10. Court Order [1:32]
11. Weighing In [1:55]
12. Broken/End Titles [2:03]
1. Recap/Main Titles [4:55]
2. Running Out of Time [3:01]
3. The Package [3:09]
4. Heads Up [2:50]
5. Schematic [2:40]
6. To the American People [4:31]
7. Blown [3:29]
8. No Idea [1:36]
9. A Real Leader [3:44]
10. Reconfiguration [2:20]
11. In the Field [2:04]
12. Agent O'Brian [2:38]
1. Recap [2:09]
2. Main Titles/Full Proxy [4:48]
3. Freelance Operator [1:24]
4. Together [2:19]
5. The Political Approach [4:10]
6. A Sticky Situation [1:02]
7. Not Fast Enough [2:22]
8. Sovereign Territory [3:37]
9. Back Into Surgery [2:01]
10. In Writing [4:32]
11. Deniability [1:44]
12. Gone/End Titles [2:06]
Disc #6 -- 24: Season Four
1. Recap/Main Titles [:02]
2. Incendiary Situation [4:29]
3. Implausible Deniability [:23]
4. Change of Schedule [1:24]
5. Serious Accusation [2:53]
6. A Dirty Business [2:33]
7. Unmasked [2:27]
8. Third Location [:40]
9. Disbelief [2:30]
10. Slowing Things Down [2:08]
11. One Last Question [5:24]
12. Too Late/End Titles [1:02]
1. Recap/Main Titles [:02]
2. One Dimensional [4:29]
3. The Secretary's Son [:23]
4. Lost Him [1:24]
5. Decisive [2:53]
6. Starting Over [2:33]
7. Next in Line [2:27]
8. No More Coddling [:40]
9. Quite a Show [2:30]
10. Talking it Over [2:08]
11. Cutting it Close [5:24]
12. Hostage/End Titles [1:02]
1. Recap/Main Titles [:02]
2. A Hitch [3:55]
3. Love or Die [:32]
4. ReDeployment [1:30]
5. Nice Neighbors [1:30]
6. International Incident [2:48]
7. Gone [2:59]
8. Disaster Management [:38]
9. Play it Again [2:54]
10. Bloody Footprints [:05]
11. Professionals [2:24]
12. On a Slow Boat/End Titles [2:48]
1. Recap [:02]
2. Main Titles/Immunity [1:31]
3. Giving Chase [1:52]
4. More Than One Option [1:41]
5. Nuclear Target [6:18]
6. Hello/Goodbye [3:38]
7. The Bottom Line [:10]
8. Hear No Evil [3:29]
9. Friendly Warning [1:27]
10. Lockdown [2:51]
11. Wanted: Dead or Alive [2:05]
12. An Honor/End Titles [1:09]

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