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Status: Released

Runtime: 143

Budget: $0

Revenue: $0

Languages: en, fr, it

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  •  PG


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Alternative Titles

  • A Sakál napja
  • Der Schakal
  • O Dia do Chacal
  • El dia del chacal
Content Score: 100

7.3/10 (19 votes)

Overview

An international assassin is employed by disgruntled French generals to kill Charles de Gaulle while a dedicated gendarme follows the assassin's trail in this political thriller. The film uses the perspectives of the ultra-professional assassin as he prepares his work and that of the harried but humble French detective as he uncovers the plot.

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Nameless, faceless... relentlessly moving towards the date with death that would rock the world.

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Edward Fox


as the Jackal

Michael Lonsdale


as Lebel

Olga Georges-Picot


as Denise

Delphine Seyrig


as Colette

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A review by John Chard

Chacal.

The Day of the Jackal is directed by Fred Zinnerman and adapted to screenplay by Kenneth Ross from the novel of the same name written by Frederick Forsyth. It stars Edward Fox, Michael Lonsdale, Terence Alexander, Michel Auclair, Alan Badel, Tony Britton and Denis Carey. Music is by Georges Delerue and cinematography by Jean Tournier.

As the French political climate reaches boiling point over the Algeria situation, underground organisation the OAS plot to have President Charles de Gaulle assassinated. When an attempt fails the OAS members not caught are exiled in Vienna and decide... read the rest.