The Day of the Jackal

Adventure · 
Action · 
Drama · 
Thriller · 

Release Date: May 15, 1973

Status: Released

Running time: 2h 23m

Content Rating: PG

Revenue: $16,056,255

Filming Locations: Entrevaux · Hotel Negresco · Gare d'Austerlitz · Veynes · Tourtour · rue du Faubourg-Saint-Honoré · Gare de Tulle · French Riviera · Archives nationales · avenue des Champs-Élysées · Champs-Élysées, France · Pinewood Studios · Victoria Embankment · Strand · New Scotland Yard · Great Russell Street · Somerset House · St. James's Park · British Museum, United Kingdom · Imperia · Ventimiglia, Italy

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An international assassin known as ‘The Jackal’ is employed by disgruntled French generals to kill President Charles de Gaulle, with a dedicated gendarme on the assassin’s trail.

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The Day of the Jackal is a 1973 British/French international co-production political thriller film directed by Fred Zinnemann and starring Edward Fox and Michael Lonsdale. Based on the 1971 novel of the same name by Frederick Forsyth, the film is about a professional assassin known only as the "Jackal" who is hired to assassinate French president Charles de Gaulle in the summer of 1962.The Day of the Jackal received positive reviews and went on to win the BAFTA Award for Best Editing (Ralph Kemplen), five additional BAFTA Award nominations, two Golden Globe Award nominations, and one Oscar nomination. The film grossed $16,056,255 at the North American box office, returning $8,525,000 in rentals to the studio. The British Film Institute ranked it the 74th greatest British film of the 20th century.

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