The Day of the Jackal
Country: United Kingdom, France
Release Date: 1973
Runtime: 143 min
Director: Fred Zinnemann
Cast: Edward Fox, Michel Auclair, Alan Badel, Cyril Cusack, Maurice Denham, Olga Georges-Picot, Jacques Francois, Derek Jacobi, Michael Lonsdale, Jean Martin, Anton Rodgers, Delphine Seyrig, Jean Sorel, Philippe Léotard, Edward Hardwicke, Andréa Ferréol, Howard Vernon, Féodor Atkine, Maurice Teynac, Donald Sinden, Ronald Pickup, Raymond Gérôme, Eric Porter, Terence Alexander, Vernon Dobtcheff, Adrien Cayla-Legrand, Gérard Buhr, Nicolas Vogel, Robert Favart, Robert Le Béal, Bernard Musson, Gilberte Géniat
Movie or TV Series Plot
After their fail attempt to assassinate president Charles de Gaulle in 1963, the French underground organization, OAS, hires a professional hitman to get rid of the French president. No face, no identity his code name is Jackal, and his fees are half a million dollars. In order to pay him the OAS is ordering several robberies which catch the attention of the French police. The special forces manage to kidnap one of the OAS leaders and extract from him information on the assassination plot as well as the word "Jackal". From that point a race is engaged between Jackal, meticulously preparing his hit and the police trying to be ahead of him to prevent the contract to be fulfilled.