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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.
OK, if you haven't read the book....
....or seen the original movie with Edward Fox. This movie is OK, entertaining enough and worth seeing on it's own. But the original movie/book is a fictionalized account of an actual event, an attempted assassination of French president Charles de Gaulle. The style of direction in the original I believe makes for a more realistic and faster paced thriller. See it if it becomes available.
it was good all the way up to the ending, i think it was a terrible ending but the rest of it was good
Amazing. the acting was very good and the plot was well done. i highly recommend this movie.