Overview

Jack Shaw (DONALD SUTHERLAND) has experienced the terror first-hand. He's a top CIA agent who's tracked international killer-for-hire Carlos "The Jackal" Sanchez for over twenty years and barely survived Carlos' devastating bombing of a Parisian cafe. Now, he finally gets a break when he discovers Carlos' dead ringer: American naval officer and dedicated family man Annibal Ramirez (AIDAN QUINN).

  1. Christian Duguay

    Director

  2. Sabi H. Shabtai

    Screenplay

  3. Dan Gordon

    Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Aidan Quinn

    Aidan Quinn

    Annibal Ramirez / Carlos

  2. Donald Sutherland

    Donald Sutherland

    Jack Shaw / Henry Fields

  3. Ben Kingsley

    Ben Kingsley

    Amos

  4. Claudia Ferri

    Claudia Ferri

    Maura Ramirez

  5. Céline Bonnier

    Céline Bonnier

    Carla

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The Assignment
The Assignment

Facts

Status Released

Release Information

  • September 28, 1997
    R
    Theatrical

    Meaning

    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 59m

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