R | | Action, Crime, Drama
An imprisoned I.R.A. fighter is freed to help stop a brutal, seemingly "faceless" assassin from completing his next job.
Frederick Forsyth, who wrote the novel "The Day of the Jackal", insisted his name be taken off the credits of this film, which is why it is billed as "based on the screenplay".
How did you know whose phone to tap?
Carter Preston: I didn't. So I tapped everybody's.
Ambassador Koldin: But I have Diplomatic Immunity! Who authorized you to tap my telephone?
Valentina Koslova: I did, Ambassador.
The postal code of the Jackal's delivery address in Montreal begins with a G. However, every Montreal postal codes begin with an H. A postal code beginning with a G would be located in Eastern Quebec. Montreal is located in Western Quebec.
The Australian Theatrical version omitted the shot where The Jackal shoots Lamont's arm off in the testing scene, and removed the line in the nightclub scene in the beginning where Terak's brother calls Valentina a "scar-faced c**t". These cuts were made so the movie would achieve an M rating (recommended 15+ years). The full version was released on video with an MA rating (restricted 15+ years).
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