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The Day of the Jackal (1973)

PG 143 min - Action, Thriller - 15 May 1973
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An international assassin known as ‘The Jackal’ is employed by disgruntled French generals to kill President Charles de Gaulle, with a dedicated gendarme on the assassin's trail.

Director:  Fred Zinnemann
Stars:  Edward Fox, Michael Lonsdale, Olga Georges-Picot, Delphine Seyrig, Eric Porter, Michel Auclair, Anton Rodgers, Raymond Gérôme, Derek Jacobi, Jean Sorel, Barrie Ingham, Ronald Pickup, Terence Alexander, Tony Britton, Philippe Léotard, Alan Badel, Denis Carey, Cyril Cusack, Maurice Denham, Jacques François, Jean Martin, Donald Sinden, Gérard Buhr, Féodor Atkine, Andréa Ferréol, Bernard Archard, David Swift, Timothy West, Van Doude, Nicolas Vogel, Adrien Cayla-Legrand, Nicole Desailly, Edward Hardwicke

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Storyline

An international assassin known as ‘The Jackal’ is employed by disgruntled French generals to kill President Charles de Gaulle, with a dedicated gendarme on the assassin's trail.



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

Genres: Action, Thriller

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Country:   France,   United Kingdom
Language:  French, Italian, English
Release Date:  15 May 1973

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Company Credits

Production Companies:  Universal Productions France S.A., Warwick Productions, Warwick Film Productions

Technical Specs

Runtime:  2 h 23 min

Academy Award Nominations

FILM EDITING — Ralph Kemplen


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