The Day of the Jackal PG

The Day of the Jackal
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  • Rated: PG
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 16 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: April 28, 1998
  • Originally Released: 1973
  • Label: Universal Studios
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Single Layer
  • Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital Mono 2.0 - English
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Talent Film Highlights
    • Trailers: Theatrical Trailer
  • Text/Photo Galleries:
    • Production Notes
    • Talent Biographies

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Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 22


User Ratings: 8,930
Rating: 4/5 -- Zinnemann's tale of an extremist faction's plot to kill the celebrated French leader and the authorities' efforts to capture the mercenary assassin hired for the job achieves a dignified tone and compelling pace seldom seen in latter-day thrillers. Full Review
Apr 18, 2001
Rating: B+ -- An engrossing film about a terrorist. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Jun 13, 2004
Rating: 4/4 -- A taut, suspenseful, and fascinating political thriller. Full Review
TV Guide
Nov 1, 2007
...Meticulously shot...
Sight and Sound
Mar 1, 2001
Rating: 3.5/4 -- Director Fred Zinnemann, scripter Kenneth Ross, and editor Ralph Kemplen (earning this film's sole Oscar nomination) all deserve high marks. Full Review
Creative Loafing
Sep 30, 2018
This is not a bad movie, it races by and entertains, after a fashion. It simply is not as good as it should have been. Full Review
Gannett News Service
Jul 22, 2019
Rating: 2.5/5 -- The details are minutely observed and, to me, just a bit boring.
New York Times
May 20, 2003

Product Description:

This suspense thriller about a daring plot to murder Charles De Gaulle is based on Frederick Forsyth's best-seller. The movie's suspenseful pace is tied to the incredibly careful and intricate planning the man code-named "the Jackal" does in preparation for the hit. This classic was watered down and remade in 1997 as The Jackal.


Production Notes:

  • Color by Technicolor.
  • An Anglo-French co-production, made by Warwick Film Productions Ltd. and Universal Productions France. Shot on location in France, Britain, Austria, and Italy, and at Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, England.
  • Additional cast: Denis Carey (Casspon), Adrien Cayla-Legrand (The President), Olga Georges-Picot (Denise), Raymond Gerome (Flavigny), Bernard Archard, Jacques Alric, Colette Berge, Edmond Bernard, Gerard Buhr, Maurice Teynac, Van Doude, and Nicolas Vogel.
  • Additional credits: Pierre Charron (set decorator France), Andre Domage & David Harcourt (camera operators), John Rosenberg (script editor), Peter Price (assistant director England), Jenia Reissar (casting director), Pierre Berroyer (makeup), Chanel (Delphine Seyrig's clothes), and Georges Iaconelli (special effects).

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  • Sales Rank: 9,789
  • UPC: 025192026126
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