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    The Day of the Jackal

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    The Day of the Jackal

    2h 25min
    1973     Thriller     United Kingdom/France

    A secret French paramilitary organization plans to assassinate French President Charles De Gaulle (Adrien Cayla-Legrand) because of their disagreement with his policies during the Algerian War. They hire a professional killer, known only as "The Jackal" (Edward Fox). The police learn of the plot from an informer, and police investigator Lebel (Michel Lonsdale) cleverly pieces together the clues to the Jackal's identity.

    Directed byFred Zinnemann
    Written byFrederick Forsyth, Kenneth Ross
    CompanyUniversal PicturesUniversal PicturesUniversal Pictures

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    Starring

    Edward Fox
    Terence Alexander
    Cyril Cusack
    Vernon Dobtcheff
    Derek Jacobi
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