The Day of the Jackal Movie Review 1973

Information and Film Reviews for The Day of the Jackal the Movie

Staff rating


Visitor rating
3.5 4.0 from 2 reviews

Frederick Forsyth's best-selling novel of political intrigue is splendidly brought to the screen by Zinnemann. A brilliant and ruthless assassin hired to kill Charles de Gaulle skirts the international intelligence pool, while intuitive police work try to stop him. Tense, suspenseful, beautiful location photography. Excellent acting by Fox, Cusack and Britton.

Distribution

Universal Studios Home Video, 100 Universal City Plz., Universal City, CA 91608-9955, Phone: (818)777-1000, Fax: (818)866-1483, URL: http://www.universalstudios.com, Remarks: Does not handle retail queries from consumers; contact your local video distributor.

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 142 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Mystery & Suspense, Spies & Espionage, Assassination, Foreign Intrigue, Books to Film: Frederick Forsyth
Screenplay
Kenneth Ross
Cast
Edward Fox, Alan Badel, Tony Britton, Derek Jacobi, Cyril Cusack, Olga Georges-Picot
Cinematography
Jean Tournier
Director
Fred Zinnemann
Music
Georges Delerue
Producer
Mark Huffam

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