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The Day of the Jackal
Based on Frederick Forsyth's best-selling novel of political intrigue, The Day of the Jackal, tells of a cold, suave British assassin hired by the French OAS to kill General Charles de Gaulle. Nameless and faceless, the killer, known by the code name of Jackal, relentlessly moves toward the date with death that would rock the world. The tension mounts as the methodical preparations of the Jackal are paralleled with the efforts of the police to uncover the plot.
Action / Drama / Suspense
144 min
1973
PG
Universal Studios
English
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4.4
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Fred Zinnemann
Fred Zinnemann
Director
Edward Fox
Edward Fox
"The Jackal"
Eric Porter
Eric Porter
Col. Rodin
Delphine Seyrig
Delphine Seyrig
Colette
Michel Lonsdale
Michel Lonsdale
Lebel
Terry Alexander
Terry Alexander
Lloyd
Alan Badel
Alan Badel
The Minister
Michel Auclair
Michel Auclair
Colonel Rolland
Tony Britton
Tony Britton
Inspector Thomas
Cyril Cusack
Cyril Cusack
Gunsmith
Adrien Cayla-Legrand
Adrien Cayla-Legrand
Charles de Gaulle
Julien Derode
Julien Derode
Producer
David Deutsch
David Deutsch
Producer
John Woolf
John Woolf
Producer
Frederick Forsyth
Frederick Forsyth
Book Author
Kenneth Ross
Kenneth Ross
Screenwriter