The Day of the Jackal Movie Review 1973

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

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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.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 142 minutes.

Cast and Crew

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

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