over 4 years
One of the great classics. Pace, acting and story all good. Thrilling.
over 5 years
The Jackal is a 1997 suspense film directed by Michael Caton-Jones and starring Bruce Willis, Richard Gere, and Sidney Poitier. It is a loose remake of the 1973 film The Day of the Jackal, although the director of that film, Fred Zinnemann, fought with the studio to ensure that this remake did not share the first film's title, and Frederick Forsyth, the author of the novel that the first film was based on, asked for his name to be removed from the credits of this film.
A joint mission of the American FBI and the Russian MVD leads to the death of the younger brother of an Azerbaijani mobster. In retaliation, the mobster hires an enigmatic assassin known only by the pseudonym "The Jackal" (Willis) to kill an unseen target. Meanwhile, the MVD capture one of the mobster's henchmen. During interrogation by torture, the henchman reveals the name "Jackal." This coupled with the documents recovered from the henchman's briefcase lead the FBI and MVD to assume the target for the retaliatory hit...