15 certificateThe Day of the Jackal is a Film programme that first aired in 1973 and has been classified a 15 certificate.

The Day of the Jackal is a 4 star programme

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The Day of the Jackal (1973)

Directed by
Fred Zinnemann

Fast-paced thriller based on Frederick Forsyth's best-selling novel about a professional hit man hired by the OAS to assassinate President Charles de Gaulle. When the plot is discovered, a Paris detective is faced with a desperate race to stop him.

Written by ,

Genre: Film

Running Time: 142 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1973

4/5 Stars

Classification: 15 Certificate

Production Country: UK/France

Filmed in Colour


Edward Fox...Charles H. Calthrop AKA Paul Oliver Duggan AKA The Jackal
Terence Alexander...Lloyd
Michel Auclair...Col. Rolland
Alan Badel...The Minister
Tony Britton...Insp. Thomas
Denis Carey...Casson
Adrien Cayla-Legrand...President GeneralCharles De Gaulle
Cyril Cusack...The Gunsmith
Maurice Denham...General Colbert
Image for Vernon DobtcheffVernon Dobtcheff...The Interrogator
Jacques François...Pascal
Olga Georges-Picot...Denise
Raymond Gérôme...Flavigny
Barrie Ingham...St. Clair
Image for Derek JacobiDerek Jacobi...Caron