PG | | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A professional assassin codenamed "Jackal" plots to kill Charles de Gaulle, the President of France.
French President Charles de Gaulle was alive when Frederick Forsyth completed his novel in 1970, but died shortly before it was published in 1971.
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 ...
At 1:18:11, shortly after the Jackal goes through French customs, the rear section of a 1965 or 1966 model Cadillac can be seen in the right lane. The earliest availability of a 1965 model would have been September 1964.
The Cross of Lorraine, a symbol General Charles de Gaulle used during his lifetime, appears at the beginning of the film.
English, Italian, French