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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 142 min.)) : sd., col.
  • Publisher: [United States]: Universal Pictures , 1973.
  • Distributor: Made available through hoopla

Content descriptions

Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Directed by Fred Zinnemann.
Participant or Performer Note:
Edward Fox (The Jackal), Terence Alexander (Lloyd), Michel Lonsdale (Claude Lebel), Alan Badel (The Minister), Tony Britton (Inspector Thomas), Eric Porter (Col. Rodin), Jean Martin (Wolenski), Cyril Cusack (Gunsmith).
Summary, etc.:
Based on Frederick Forsyth's best-selling novel of political intrigue, The Day of the Jackal, tells of a cold, suave British assassin hired by the French OAS to kill General Charles de Gaulle. Nameless and faceless, the killer, known by the code name of Jackal (Edward Fox), relentlessly moves toward the date with death that would rock the world. The tension mounts as the methodical preparations of the Jackal are paralleled with the efforts of the police to uncover the plot, which gives the story non-stop, edge-of-your-seat suspense.
Target Audience Note:
Rated PG.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Forsyth, Frederick, 1938- > Film adaptations.
Gaulle, Charles de, 1890-1970 > Assassination attempts > Drama.
Assassins > France > Drama.
Attempted assassination > Drama.

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