The Day of the Jackal

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Released 1973

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Director:
Fred Zinnemann
Released:
1973
Rating:
PG
A master detective (Michel Lonsdale) tracks a master assassin (Edward Fox) whose target is Charles de Gaulle.

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    • This film was based on Frederick Forsyth's first novel, written when Forsyth was a BBC journalist with very little money. According to the author, he wrote it in 35 days and it was turned down by several publishers. It went on to become an enormous international best-seller. This film, however, was considered a financial disappointment.

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Politics, 70s, Thrillers, Espionage, Classics