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About the Movie
Bruce Willis, Richard Gere and Sidney Poitier star in this international suspense thriller directed by Michael Caton-Jones. A ruthless assassin (Willis) has been hired to eliminate someone at the very top of the U.S. government. Constantly changing his identity and location, he is known only as the Jackal. Everything about this hit man, including his sinister timetable, is a secret. Aware of the Jackal's presence but uncertain of his purpose, the FBI's Deputy Director (Poitier) faces the biggest challenge of his career. In order to track down this coldblooded killer, he and a by-the-book Russian intelligence officer (Diane Venora) enlist the aid of an imprisoned Irish terrorist (Gere). These unlikely allies enter a global race against the clock to stop the mysterious mercenary before he can complete his deadly assignment.
Favorite move ever!
One of my favorite movies. Great story line, an evil & gay Bruce Willis, the Russians, and Jack Black. What could be better.
Better the I thought it would be
Enjoyable despite Richard Gere
Richard Gere's performance as an ex-IRA operative brought out of prison to assist with the capture of the notorious assassin known as "The Jackal" ranks among the worst ever - at least in terms of the Irish accent he fails horrifically at portraying. That said, it is a delightful action flick, and Sidney Poitier and Bruce Willis compensate for Gere. Massive Attack figures largely in the soundtrack, too.