The Day of the Jackal

The Day of the Jackal Trailers

Original title The Day of the Jackal
Category Action, Thriller
UK Release Date
Production year 1973
Production Country
Directors Fred Zinnemann
Cast Edward Fox, Michael Lonsdale, Olga Georges-Picot, Delphine Seyrig, Eric Porter, Michel Auclair, Anton Rodgers, Raymond Gérôme, Derek Jacobi, Jean Sorel, Barrie Ingham, Terence Alexander, Tony Britton, Philippe Léotard, Alan Badel


An international assassin is employed by disgruntled French generals to kill Charles de Gaulle while a dedicated gendarme follows the assassin's trail in this political thriller. The film uses the perspectives of the ultra-professional assassin as he prepares his work and that of the harried but humble French detective as he uncovers the plot.