Academy Award® winner Fred Zinnemann directs this gripping political thriller based on Frederick Forsyth’s bestselling novel. An underground organization wants French President General Charles de Gaulle dead, and they turn to a ruthless assassin known only as “The Jackal” to pull the trigger. The tension mounts as the would-be killer’s methodical preparations are paralleled by the efforts of French and British police to prevent an event that would stun the world. Get ready for international intrigue and non-stop suspense in The Day of the Jackal.
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Ratings and Reviews
Critics Consensus: The Day of the Jackal is a meticulously constructed thriller with surprising irreverence and taut direction.
Cast & Crew
- Universal Pictures
- © 1973 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.
- English (United Kingdom) (Stereo)