The Day of the Jackal
- 2 hr 25 min
Action and suspense permeate the plot of Fred Zimmermann's 1973 film The Day of the Jackal. Based on Frederick Forsyth's book of the same name, this film about an assassin hired to kill the President of France holds viewers on the edge of their seats while leaving questions about this masterful imposter even as the final credits roll. The movie plays out over several months in the early 1960s against the backdrop of Western Europe and the political intrigue of the cold war. Actor Edward Fox in the role of the assassin code named Jackal draws in the audience as he deceives those attempting to protect the French President. For those who love a story of political espionage brimming with nail biting tension, The Day of the Jackal is a must see classic.