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The Day of the Jackal
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The Day of the Jackal 1973


From Amazon: With its high-intensity plot about an attempt to assassinate French President Charles de Gaulle, the bestselling novel by Frederick Forsyth was a prime candidate for screen adaptation. Director Fred Zinnemann brought his veteran skills to bear on what has become a timeless classic of screen suspense. Not to be confused with the later remake The Jackal starring Bruce Willis (which shamelessly embraced all the bombast that Zinnemann so wisely avoided), this 1973 thriller opts for lethal elegance and low-key tenacity in the form of the Jackal, the suave assassin played with consummate British coolness by Edward Fox. He's a killer of the...

Directed By:
No image existsFred Zinnemann
Written By:
No image existsKenneth Ross
Starring:
No image existsEdward Fox
No image existsAlan Badel
No image existsTony Britton
No image existsDerek Jacobi
No image existsCyril Cusack
No image existsOlga Georges-Picot

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The Day of the Jackal Movie Review by Movie Addict (5/6/2007)

You watch the Bruce Willis version of the Jackal and you think that is so cool, but you don't know cool until you see Edward Fox do it.

Fox is the epitome of cool. The guy even wears an ascot, for god's sake! Most people today don't even know what an ascot is. He carefully plots his moves and is methodical in his...

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