• The Day of the Jackal (1973)

The Day of the Jackal

Release Date: May 16th, 1973

DVD Release Date: April 29th, 1998

PG |2 hr 21 min

Plot Summary

An underground French paramilitary group is intent on eliminating President Charles de Gaulle (Adrien Cayla-Legrand), but when numerous attempts on his life fail, they resort to hiring the infamous hit man known as "The Jackal" (Edward Fox). As the enigmatic assassin prepares to shoot de Gaulle, he takes out any problematic people along the way. Meanwhile, Lebel (Michel Lonsdale), a savvy Parisian police detective, begins to solve the mystery of the killer's identity.

Cast: Edward Fox, Michaël Lonsdale, Tony Britton, Terence Alexander, Cyril Cusack, Alan Badel, Michel Auclair, Denis Carey

Director: Fred Zinnemann

Genres: Crime drama , Thriller

Production Co: Universal/Universal Int

Keywords: Suspenseful, 1960s, Investigation, Engaging, Police officer, Pursuit, Quest

Awards

Nominated Supporting Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1974)
Nominated Direction
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1974)
Nominated Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1974)
Nominated Soundtrack
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1974)
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Film Editing
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Supporting Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1974)
Nominated Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1974)
Nominated Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Winner Film Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1974)