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The Day of the Jackal

1973 Rated PG 2hr 23m

A French paramilitary group disgusted with Pres. Charles de Gaulle's decision to free French Algeria plans De Gaulle's assassination in this taut political thriller, based on Frederick Forsyth's novel. To carry out their task, the group hires a British hit man known only as "The Jackal" (Edward Fox). But soon the plan is uncovered by French police, who send investigator Lebel (Michel Lonsdale) to sniff out the Jackal's trail.

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Movie Details

1974 BAFTA®
1974 Golden Globe Awards
  • Best Motion Picture (Drama) nominee
  • Best Director (Motion Picture) nominee
1974 Academy Award®
  • Best Film Editing nominee
Parental guidance suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children.
Screen formats

Widescreen 1.85:1


Spanish (Neutral), English SDH, French

Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

Other features

Color; interactive menus; scene access; production notes; cast and crew information; trailer.