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The Assignment (1997)

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An American naval officer is recruited for an operation to eliminate his lookalike, the infamous terrorist Carlos The Jackal.

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Cast

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Jack Shaw / Henry Fields
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Amos
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Maura Ramirez
Céline Bonnier ...
Carla
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KGB Head Officer
Liliana Komorowska ...
Agnieska
Von Flores ...
Koj
Al Waxman ...
Carl Mickens - CIA
Mitchell David Rothpan ...
Joey Ramirez
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KGB Aide
Gabriel Marian Oseciuc ...
KGB Agent
Frédéric Desager ...
KGB Agent
Kliment Denchev ...
KGB Technician
Yonathan Gordon ...
Yoni
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Storyline

An American naval officer is recruited by the government to impersonate the most vicious and cold-blooded terrorist there is in order to catch him. But are things really what they seem to be? Written by Steve Richer <sricher@sympatico.ca>

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Rated R for strong violence, sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

26 September 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Jackal  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$117,608 (USA) (26 September 1997)

Gross:

$540,063 (USA) (17 October 1997)
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Trivia

Based upon a true story. See more »

Goofs

When Ramirez is training in Montreal, the 1000 de la Gauchetiere is seen among the city's skyline (the building with a triangle-shaped top). This building was not completed until 1992, 6 years after the events on screen take place. See more »

Quotes

Jack Shaw: What did Darth Vader say to Luke Skywalker? Come over to the dark side. Come over, Annibal. You have no idea of the power we have.
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Connections

References Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
Performed by Andy Williams
Written by George Wyle and Eddie Pola
Courtesy of Barnaby Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Celebrity Licensing Inc.
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This movie never lets up.
12 January 1999 | by (Dunstable, Ma) – See all my reviews

I don't usually like these kind of espionage movies due to their being dull and predictable. Well, I have changed my mind with this one. This was a real sleeper with a real intelligent story line that keeps you guessing and surprised throughout. Also the surround sound and the great camera work really adds to it. On a scale of 1-10, I would give it a 10 as I don't know how you could make a better film on this subject.


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