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Jackal, The (1997) Movie Information

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Overall Rank:

7652

Avg. Rating:

2.39/4

# of Ratings:

113

Genres:

Action, Thriller

Rating:

R

Language:

English

Theater Date:

11/14/1997

Director:

Michael Caton-Jones

Actors:

Bruce Willis
Richard Gere
Sidney Poitier
Diane Venora
Mathilda May
J.K. Simmons

 

 

 

 

Plot Outline:

Update of the 1973 spy thriller The Day of the Jackal. Hired by a powerful member of the Russian mafia to avenge an FBI sting that left his brother dead, the perfectionist Jackal proves an elusive target for the men charged with the task of bringing him down.

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Run-of-the mill action film, but, hey, you get to see Jack Black get his arm blown off so for some people that may be enough.

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Boring, stupidly violent thriller.

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"The Jackal" by Yojimbo

A cold blooded professional assassin is hired by the Russian mob and a joint FBI-Russian secret service task force race against time to prevent him from reaching his target in the USA. Allegedly a remake of The Day Of The Jackal, this film actually has very little in common with it. The original was a study of an ice cold killer who always kept two steps ahead of the authorities and is unusual for its distinct lack of action. This is more like a cross between In The Line Of Fire and The Rock with the American studio system unwilling to go without a pointless explosion or irrelevant car chase at strategic intervals. Bruce Willis was a very odd casting choice for the part, usually relying on his charm and quips but some dodgy hairstyle choices aside, he is reasonably OK. Sidney Poitier is a...

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