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The Day Of The Jackal is a taut and colourful suspense thriller about the attempt by the right wing OAS to assassinate General de Gaulle. Edward Fox portrays the ruthless anonymous assassin hired by exiled OAS chief Colonel Rodin (Eric Porter) to carry out the execution.
Working under the code name 'Jackal', he is the best man in his field, uninvolved, without passion, and willing to murder for pure gain. The cold precision of his preparations are juxtaposed with the plodding efforts of the French authorities to uncover the plot.
Cyril Cusack is superb as the corrupt gunsmith and Delphine Seyrig a victim of the Jackal's attentions, is outstanding.
Actors Edward Fox, Ronald Pickup, Cyril Cusack, Donald Sinden, Eric Porter, Michael Lonsdale, Tony Britton, Timothy West, Derek Jacobi, Delphine Seyrig, Olga Georges-Picot & Jean Sorel
Director Fred Zinnemann
Certificate 15 years and over
Screen Widescreen 1.85:1
Languages English - Dolby Digital (1.0) Mono
Additional Languages French ; German ; Italian ; Spanish
Subtitles English ; French ; German ; Polish ; Czech ; Hungarian ; Turkish ; Greek ; Swedish ; Finnish ; Dutch ; Norwegian ; Portuguese ; Danish ; Bulgarian
Duration 2 hours and 17 minutes (approx)