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The Day of the Jackal (1973)

Release Date: 22 January 2001


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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 (Edward Fox), 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, which gives the story non-stop, edge-of-your-seat suspense.

More product details about The Day of the Jackal (1973)

A densely plotted, adult thriller with an almost documentary quality. Fox is the 'Jackal', a professional killer whose real identity is unknown, hired to assassinate the French President de Gaulle. As he meticulously plans the execution, the French police learn that an attempt is to be made and have to track the possible killer with precious little information. Based on Frederick Forsyth's best-seller, the film contains some marvellous performances, including Cyril Cusack's as a gunman who produces a very special weapon and then pays a very heavy price.

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Technical Details

Region 2
Aspect Ratio: 1.85 Wide Screen
Sound: Dolby Digital Mono
Running Time: 137 minutes
Production Year: 1973
Main Language: English
Subtitles: Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish, Turkish
Dubbed Languages: French, German, Italian, Spanish