PG | | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A professional assassin codenamed "Jackal" plots to kill Charles de Gaulle, the President of France.
John Frankenheimer wanted to direct this, and later used its screenwriter Kenneth Ross on his political thriller, Black Sunday (1977).
August 1962 was a stormy time for France. Many people felt that President Charles de Gaulle had betrayed the country by giving independence to Algeria. Extremists, mostly from the Army, swore to kill him in revenge. They banded together in an ...
The 1st shot at de Gaulle is a miss, but there is no ricochet sound from the bullet off the pavement that certainly would have startled him or his security force.
The closing credits roll over a lion statue at the Élysée Palace, the residence of the President of France.
English, Italian, French
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