The Day of the Jackal

80
  • PG
An underground French paramilitary group is intent on eliminating President Charles de Gaulle (Adrien Cayla-Legrand), but when numerous attempts on his life fail, they resort to hiring the infamous hit man known as "The Jackal" (Edward Fox). read more
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An underground French paramilitary group is intent on eliminating President Charles de Gaulle (Adrien Cayla-Legrand), but when numerous attempts on his life fail, they resort to hiring the infamous hit man known as "The Jackal" (Edward Fox). As the enigmatic assassin prepares to shoot de Gaulle, he takes out any problematic people along the way. Meanwhile, Lebel (Michel Lonsdale), a savvy Parisian police detective, begins to solve the mystery of the killer's identity.

Original Release

06/15/1973

Cast

Edward Fox The Jackal
Michael Lonsdale Lebel (as Michel Lonsdale)
Olga Georges-Picot Denise
Delphine Seyrig Colette
Eric Porter Colonel Rodin
Michel Auclair Colonel Rolland
Anton Rodgers Bernard
Raymond Gérôme Flavigny (as Raymond Gerome)
Derek Jacobi Caron
Jean Sorel Bastien-Thiry
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Fred Zinnemann

Writers

Frederick Forsyth, Kenneth Ross

Cast

Edward Fox The Jackal
Michael Lonsdale Lebel (as Michel Lonsdale)
Olga Georges-Picot Denise
Delphine Seyrig Colette
Eric Porter Colonel Rodin
Michel Auclair Colonel Rolland
Anton Rodgers Bernard
Raymond Gérôme Flavigny (as Raymond Gerome)
Derek Jacobi Caron
Jean Sorel Bastien-Thiry
Barrie Ingham St. Clair
Terence Alexander Lloyd
Tony Britton Inspector Thomas
Philippe Léotard Gendarme Killed by the Jackal
Alan Badel The Minister
Denis Carey Casson
Cyril Cusack The Gunsmith
Maurice Denham General Colbert
Jacques François Pascal (as Jacques Francois)
Jean Martin Wolenski

Producers

Editors

Ralph Kemplen

1974 Oscar Best Film Editing Nominated
1974 Golden Globe Best Motion Picture - Drama Nominated
1974 Golden Globe Best Screenplay - Motion Picture Nominated
1974 Golden Globe Best Director - Motion Picture Nominated
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