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The Jackal -- An imprisoned IRA sniper is freed to help stop a brutal, seemingly "faceless" assassin from completing his next job.

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Writers (WGA):
Kenneth Ross (earlier screenplay Day of the Jackal)
Chuck Pfarrer (screen story)
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Release Date:
14 November 1997 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
How do you stop an assassin who has no identity?
Plot:
An imprisoned IRA sniper is freed to help stop a brutal, seemingly "faceless" assassin from completing his next job. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win & 3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Daft, noisy and senseless - but it's still quite fun See more (221 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Bruce Willis ... The Jackal

Richard Gere ... Declan Mulqueen

Sidney Poitier ... FBI Deputy Director Carter Preston

Diane Venora ... Major Valentina Koslova

Mathilda May ... Isabella Zanconia

J.K. Simmons ... FBI Agent T. I. Witherspoon

Richard Lineback ... FBI Agent McMurphy

John Cunningham ... FBI Director Donald Brown

Jack Black ... Ian Lamont

Tess Harper ... The First Lady

Leslie Phillips ... Woolburton

Stephen Spinella ... Douglas

Sophie Okonedo ... Jamaican Girl

David Hayman ... Terek Murad
Steve Bassett ... George Decker
Yuri Stepanov ... Victor Politovsky
Walt MacPherson ... Dennehey

Ravil Isyanov ... Ghazzi Murad

Maggie Castle ... Maggie the 13-Year-Old Hostage

Karen Kirschenbauer ... Speaker

Terrence Currier ... Surgeon General

Daniel Dae Kim ... Akashi

Michael Caton-Jones ... Man in Video
Laura Viederman ... Woman in Video

Peter Sullivan ... Vasilov

Richard Cubison ... General Belinko

Jim Grimshaw ... Green Beret Colonel

Gregory Porter Miller ... Paramedic (as Greg Miller)
Bob Kingdom ... Ambassador Koldin
Murphy Guyer ... NSC Representative
Philip Le Maistre ... Bored Teenage Clerk

Serge Houde ... Beaufres

James McCauley ... CIA Representative #1

Terry Loughlin ... Davis
Victor Sobchak ... Doctor
Serge Christianssens ... Immigration Officer (as Serge Christiaenssens)
Boris Boscovic ... Interrogator

Ewan Bailey ... Prison Guard
Danette Alberico ... Woman with Champagne #1
Debra Gano ... Woman with Champagne #2

John Harrington Bland ... Dave (as John Bland)
Pamela Poitier ... Law Clerk

Jonathan Aris ... Alexander Radzinski
Eddie Bo Smith Jr. ... Washington Cop (as Eddie 'Bo' Smith Jr.)

Larry King ... Larry King
Dan Ziskie ... CIA Representative #2 (as Daniel Ziskie)
Gayle Jessup ... Reporter
Bill Collins ... Medic
David Gene Gibbs ... Pilot
James M. Helkey ... Co-Pilot
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Allen Altman ... Car Salesman (uncredited)

Mike Azevedo ... Student (uncredited)
David Barrass ... Bolitonov (uncredited)
Caryn Cheever ... Yacht Club Gala Patron (uncredited)

Jim Clark ... Narrator on TV (voice) (uncredited)

Tom Delmar ... Postman Hitman (uncredited)

Sam Feuer ... Highway Patrolman (uncredited)
Harry Fielder ... American Cop on Roof (uncredited)

Reese Foster ... Injured Person (uncredited)

Mikhail Gorbachev ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Eric Hoziel ... Hitman (uncredited)
Raymond H. Johnson ... Doctor (uncredited)

Jeff Johnston ... Highway Patrolman (uncredited)

Tim Krueger ... Sailor (uncredited)
V.I. Lenin ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Lee Litas ... Bathing Beauty (uncredited)
Robert Minkoff ... Bit (uncredited)

Jarmo Mäkinen ... Ghazzi's Bodyguard (uncredited)
Frank Principe ... Sick Person (uncredited)

Ronald Reagan ... Himself (archive sound) (uncredited)
J. Christoffer Slotte ... Russian Policeman Outside Nightclub (uncredited)

Tim L. Smith ... Construction Worker (uncredited)

Chax Stern ... Attorney (uncredited)

Dominic Paolo Testa ... Party Attendee (uncredited)
Rick Touhy ... Cop (uncredited)
Tsar Nicholas II ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Tsarina Alexandra ... Herself - with the Tsar (archive footage) (uncredited)
Emma Willis ... Gina (uncredited)
Boris Yeltsin ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Directed by
Michael Caton-Jones 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Kenneth Ross (earlier screenplay Day of the Jackal)

Chuck Pfarrer (screen story)

Chuck Pfarrer (screenplay)

Produced by
Michael Caton-Jones .... producer
Terence A. Clegg .... executive producer (as Terence Clegg)
Sean Daniel .... producer
Mark Gordon .... executive producer
James Jacks .... producer
Kevin Jarre .... producer
Gary Levinsohn .... executive producer
Hal Lieberman .... executive producer
Sean T. Stratton .... associate producer (as Sean Stratton)
 
Original Music by
Carter Burwell 
 
Cinematography by
Karl Walter Lindenlaub (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Jim Clark 
 
Casting by
Ellen Chenoweth 
 
Production Design by
Michael White 
 
Art Direction by
Raymond Dupuis 
Ricky Eyres 
John Fenner 
Bruton Jones 
 
Set Decoration by
Kate J. Sullivan  (as Kate Sullivan)
 
Costume Design by
Albert Wolsky 
 
Makeup Department
Felicity Bowring .... makeup artist: Mr. Gere
Eithne Fennel .... hair stylist
Isabel Harkins .... makeup artist (as Isabel Harkness)
Carol Meikle .... hair stylist: Mr. Gere
Serge Morache .... assistant hair stylist
Bunny Parker .... hair stylist: Mr. Willis
Gerald Quist .... makeup artist: Mr. Willis
Peter Robb-King .... key makeup supervisor
Jane Royle .... makeup artist
Kathe Swanson .... key hair stylist (as Kathy Swanson)
Rita Troy .... hair stylist
John R. Bayless .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Tony Gardner .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Joseph P. Hurt .... makeup artist (uncredited)
James Lacey .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Terence A. Clegg .... executive in charge of production (as Terence Clegg)
Leila Kirkpatrick .... unit production manager
Karyn McCarthy .... unit production manager: Chicago
Stuart Neumann .... unit production manager
Josette Perrotta .... unit production manager: Montreal
John G. Phelan .... unit production manager: Finland and Moscow
François Sylvestre .... production manager: Montreal
Michel Chauvin .... unit manager: Montreal (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jane Burgess .... third assistant director
Adam Goodman .... second assistant director
Sallie Anne Hard .... third assistant director (as Sallie Hard)
Bill Westley .... first assistant director
Buddy Joe Hooker .... second unit director (uncredited)
Martin Krauka .... additional second assistant director (uncredited)
Aku Louhimies .... third assistant director: Finland (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Ray Barrett .... construction coordinator
Dennis Bosher .... assistant art director (as Denis Bosher)
E.W. Bradford .... construction coordinator (as Bill Bradford)
Peter Browne .... stand-by stagehand
Graham Caulfield .... drapery master
Charles Cottrell .... stand-by painter
James C. Feng .... assistant art director (as James Feng)
Gary Freeman .... draftsman
John Greaves .... storyboard artist
Ernie Hall .... stand-by plasterer
Michael D. Harrell .... lead man (as Mike Harrell)
Kevin Harris .... assistant construction manager
Jerry G. Henery .... general foreman (as Jerry Henery)
Alan Hook .... draftsman
George A. Lee .... property maker
Andrea Levine .... property assistant
David Lusby .... buyer
Philip McDonald .... property master
Andy Nicholson .... draftsman
Debbie Nolan .... propmaker
Pamela M. Rogers .... set dresser
Cecil Schmidt .... assistant art director
Bruce S. Seymour .... on-set dresser (as Bruce Seymour)
'Polar Bear' Shaw .... lead man
William Stickley .... stand-by carpenter
Stephanie Wertlake .... art department coordinator
Clive Wilson .... stand-by props
William Allen Jr. .... set dresser (uncredited)
Serge Archambault .... head scenic painter: Montréal (uncredited)
Kip Bartlett .... set dresser (uncredited)
Taylor Bennett .... scenic (uncredited)
John Blanchard .... shop foreman (uncredited)
Andre Brochu .... construction supervisor (uncredited)
Michael R. Clark .... painter (uncredited)
Terry Clark .... set dresser (uncredited)
Chris Crowder .... gang boss (uncredited)
Jack Dyer .... construction buyer (uncredited)
Clifford D. Eubank .... on-set dresser (uncredited)
Mark David Kersey .... greens (uncredited)
Brian Kontz .... plaster foreman (uncredited)
Eric Lafrance .... swing gang (uncredited)
Raymond Larose .... draftsman (uncredited)
Josée Létourneau .... scenic painter: Montréal (uncredited)
Stephanie Macomber .... scenic (uncredited)
Stephen McGregor .... carpenter (uncredited)
Thomas C. Mentzer .... carpenter (uncredited)
Kate Miller .... interim art department coordinator (uncredited)
Mike Monckton .... lead signwriter (uncredited)
James F. Oñate .... scenic foreman (uncredited)
William F. Reinert .... set decorator: additional photography (uncredited)
Jennie Hill Robinson .... greens person (uncredited)
Roger Scruggs .... lead carpenter (uncredited)
Christian Short .... prop man (uncredited)
Jean Simard .... assistant property master (uncredited)
Michael Whetstone .... leadman (uncredited)
Jeff Zook .... carpenter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Gary Alexander .... additional sound re-recordist
Mark Auguste .... adr supervisor
Ron Bartlett .... sound re-recording mixer
Noah Blough .... sound effects editor
Weldon Brown .... adr mixer
Catherine Calleson .... assistant sound editor
Simon Coke .... sound effects editor
Paul Cridlin .... boom operator
John P. Fasal .... sound effects recordist (as John Paul Fasal)
Nerses Gezalyan .... foley mixer
Michael Haight .... dialogue editor
Gary A. Hecker .... foley walker (as Gary Hecker)
William Jacobs .... dialogue editor (as Bill Jacobs)
Chris Jenkins .... sound re-recording mixer
David John .... production sound mixer
Doc Kane .... adr mixer
Richard King .... supervising sound editor
Cliff Latimer .... adr editor
Martin Maryska .... sound effects editor
James Matheny .... dialogue editor (as Jim Matheny)
Thomas J. O'Connell .... adr mixer (as Tom O'Connell)
Mark Pappas .... foley editor
Jeffrey R. Payne .... foley editor
Eric Potter .... sound effects recordist
Nico Salvato .... assistant sound editor (as Monique Salvato)
Mark Smith .... sound re-recording mixer
Gina Spiro .... assistant sound editor (as Gina Spiro Kessler)
Jeffrey Wilhoit .... foley walker (as Jeff Wilhoit)
Bob Wishnefsky .... assistant sound editor
Tim Hands .... adr editor: UK (uncredited)
Tim Hands .... dialogue editor: UK (uncredited)
John Soukup .... sound transfer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Yves De Bono .... special effects supervisor
Mark Griffin .... special effects technician
Jonn Herzberger .... special effects designer
Jonn Herzberger .... special effects fabricator
Eric-André Paquin .... special effects technician
Andrew Wilson .... senior effects technician
Mark Griffin .... special effects buyer (uncredited)
David Hill .... pyrotechnician (uncredited)
Philippe Roberge .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Bryan Smith .... special effects (uncredited)
John W. Weeks .... special effects technician (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Kelly G. Crawford .... database software and pre-scan: Illusion Arts (as Kelly Crawford)
Syd Dutton .... special visual effects
Sage Greco .... digital artist: BFTRE
Mark Kenaston .... location motion capture: Illusion Arts
Adam Kowalski .... location motion capture: Illusion Arts
Van Ling .... graphics supervisor: BFTRE
Richard Malzahn .... animation supervisor: Perpetual Motion Pictures
Kelvin McIlwain .... matte artist: Illusion Arts
Tricia Owen .... visual effects coordinator
Richard Patterson .... digital supervisor: Illusion Arts
Kevin Phelan .... scanning and recording producer: title sequence, CFC
Mark Sawicki .... optical effects: Illusion Arts
Emile Edwin Smith .... digital artist
Ole Dieter Sturm .... CG supervisor: Bionics
Catherine Sudolcan .... producer: Illusion Arts
Bill Taylor .... special visual effects
Ron Thornton .... animation supervisor: Foundation Imaging
Mike Wassel .... matte artist: Illusion Arts (as Michael Wassel)
David S. Williams Jr. .... lead digital compositor: Illusion Arts
Rob Bonchune .... digital artist (uncredited)
Richard Briscoe .... computer graphics designer (uncredited)
Casey Cannon .... graphics producer: BFTRE (uncredited)
Sherry Hitch .... digital artist (uncredited)
Jon Hollis .... titles digital compositor (uncredited)
Emma Ibbetson .... digital effects producer: main titles (uncredited)
Peter Menich .... graphic designer (uncredited)
Cindy Mercado .... assistant to the producers: Foundation Imaging (uncredited)
Kevin Quattro .... digital artist (uncredited)
Jeffery Scheetz .... visual effects artist (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Howard 'Stick' Baines .... stunts
Dana D. Bertolette .... stunts (as Dana Bertolette)
Dennis Bridwell .... stunts
George Lane Cooper .... stunts
Christy Cotton .... stunts
Douglas Crosby .... stunts
Tom Delmar .... stunt driver: Helsinki
Tom Delmar .... stunts
Joe Dunne .... stunt coordinator
Eddie J. Fernandez .... stunts
Frank Ferrara .... stunts
Tanner Gill .... stunts
Debbie Greg .... stunts (as Debbie Gregg)
Bill Hart .... stunts
Terry Jackson .... stunt double: Bruce Willis
Terry Jackson .... stunts
Hannah Kozak .... stunts
A. Michael Lerner .... stunts
James C. Lewis .... stunts
Jamie Jo Medearis .... stunts (as Jamie Medearis)
Charles Page .... stunts
Jim Palmer .... stunts
Linda Perlin .... stunts
Dan Plum .... stunts
Jodi Michelle Pynn .... stunts
Lynn Salvatori .... stunts
Rick Seaman .... stunts
Lincoln Simonds .... stunts
Erik Stabenau .... stunts (as Eric Stabenau)
Mark Stefanich .... stunts
John Stoneham Sr. .... stunts (as John Stoneham)
Neil Summers .... stunts
Cris Thomas-Palomino .... stunts
Michael S. Walter .... stunts (as Mike Walter)
Tom Aitken .... stunts (uncredited)
Gary Arthurs .... stunts (uncredited)
Daniel W. Barringer .... stunts (uncredited)
Mike Chute .... stunt double (uncredited)
Jonathan Cohen .... stunts (uncredited)
André Laperrière .... stunts (uncredited)
Chrissy Monk .... stunts (uncredited)
Carl Paoli .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Robert Patton .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Peter Pedrero .... stunt double (uncredited)
Brian J. Williams .... stunt double: Richard Gere (uncredited)
Brian J. Williams .... stunt performer (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Adams .... grip
Mik Allen .... second assistant camera
Colin Anderson .... camera operator: "b" camera
Colin Anderson .... pro-Steadicam operator
Tom Barrett .... grip
Berkeley C. Bidgood Jr. .... grip
Larry Blanford .... aerial director of photography
Kelly R. Borisy .... key grip: Chicago
Matthew Brookman .... electrician
Ray Brown .... grip
Scott Canfield .... electrician
Gary Colkett .... electrician
Loren Corl .... key grip
Francis P. Cornell .... grip
Andreas Crawford .... dolly grip
William J. Crodick III .... grip
Barry Davis .... grip (as Barry G. Davis)
Chris Dowling .... electrician
Joseph Doyle .... stand-by rigger
Lester Dunton .... video assist operator
Mark Evans .... electrician
Warren Evans .... electrician
Michael Flynn .... electrician (as Mike Flynn)
David Gene Gibbs .... pilot: camera helicopter
Mark Graves .... best boy
Ronnie Green .... electrician
Alan Grosch .... electrician
Darren Grosch .... electrician
Ray Hall .... dolly grip
Ken Hudson .... second assistant camera
Martin Hume .... camera operator
Simon Hume .... first assistant camera
Jay Kemp .... electrician
Paul Kemp .... electrician
Dean Kennedy .... electrician
Eddie Knight .... gaffer
Jamie Lagerhausen .... best boy grip
Adam Lee .... electrician
Stuart Lee .... electrician
Michelle Mann .... camera remote technician
Greg Martin .... grip
Stewart Monteith .... best boy
Reggie Newkirk .... first assistant camera
Jason Poteet .... grip
Brian Powell .... electrician
Christopher Quinn .... grip
Todd Ranson .... electrician
Eli Reed .... still photographer
Arwell Roberts .... camera technician: Wescam camera
Brian Robertson .... grip
Dale C. Robinson .... electrician
Roy Rowland .... electrician
Gary D. Scott .... first assistant camera: "a" camera (as Gary Scott)
Philip Sindall .... camera operator
Derek Smith .... second assistant camera: second unit
Ted Spiegler .... grip
Stuart Stein .... second assistant camera
Paige Thomas .... first assistant camera: second unit
John Trapman .... aerial director of photography
Mark Vogel .... electrician
George White .... electrician
Shawn White .... electrician
Paul Wood .... electrician
Peter Albert .... video assist: Richmond second unit (uncredited)
Bernard Arseneau .... best boy electric (uncredited)
Fabrice Barrilliet .... electrician (uncredited)
Pierre Beaulieu .... electrician (uncredited)
Ray Brown .... grip (uncredited)
Ciro Candia .... camera trainee: UK (uncredited)
Simon Carey .... electrician (uncredited)
Ray Conchado .... grip (uncredited)
Tom Connole .... camera operator: USA (uncredited)
Terry Dee .... gaffer chicago (uncredited)
Jean-Yves Denis .... grip (uncredited)
Steven Desbrow .... remote head technician (uncredited)
Fred Folmer .... best boy grip (uncredited)
Alan Grayley .... electrician (uncredited)
Angus Hudson .... first assistant camera: "b" camera, UK (uncredited)
Luc Laflamme .... best boy grip: Montreal (uncredited)
Charles Laughon .... video playback operator (uncredited)
Grey Moore .... second video assistant (uncredited)
Cristiano Palermi .... rigging electrician (uncredited)
David Lee Paul .... grip (uncredited)
Michel St. Martin .... grip (uncredited)
Alf Tramontin .... Steadicam operator (uncredited)
Marco Venditto .... electrician: Montreal (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Rosina Bucci .... casting: Montreal
Abi Cohen .... casting: London
Leo Davis .... casting: London
Terri Douglas .... adr voice casting
Mercedes Kelso .... casting assistant (as Mercedes Danforth)
Vera Miller .... casting: Montreal
Nadia Rona .... casting: Montreal
Eric Zuckerman .... casting assistant (as Eric Zuckermann)
Katie Conkey .... extras casting assistant (uncredited)
Mark A. Ridge .... extras casting (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Tommy Boyer .... key set costumer
Lorraine Calvert .... assistant costume designer
William A. Campbell .... costume supervisor (as Bill Campbell)
David Crossman .... wardrobe assistant
Kathleen Beall .... assistant to costume designer (uncredited)
Annie Crawford .... costume supervisor: UK (uncredited)
Dave Croucher .... costumes (uncredited)
Cathie Filian .... costumes (uncredited)
Minni Härkönen .... costume assistant: Finnland (uncredited)
Scheris Shephard .... set costumer (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter
Barclay Crenshaw .... post-production assistant
Niamh Fagan .... lightworks assistant
Katie Hedrich .... assistant editor
Phil Hetos .... color timer
Julie Janata .... assistant editor
Eric O. Schusterman .... first assistant editor
Michael Reynolds .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Stephen M. Rickert Jr. .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Heidi Arnold .... assistant music editor
Julian Bratolyubov .... music preparation
Sandy DeCrescent .... music contractor
Michael Farrow .... score mixer
Paul Gillon .... music consultant
Paul Gillon .... music supervisor
Todd Kasow .... music editor
Sonny Kompanek .... orchestrator
Michael McCuistion .... additional orchestrator
Angie Rubin .... music editor
Danny Saber .... original score re-mixer
Curt Sobel .... music advisor
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe soloist (uncredited)
Missy Cohen .... assistant music editor (uncredited)
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Anthony Forester .... transportation captain (as A.J. Forester)
Bob Foster .... transportation captain
Dick Moore .... transportation coordinator
Gary Shephard .... transportation coordinator
Larry Shephard .... transportation coordinator
Vito G. Balenzano .... driver: cast (uncredited)
Gerry 'Haggis' Bryson .... driver to Michael Caton-Jones (uncredited)
Neil Castles Jr. .... driver: picture cars (uncredited)
Richard Curry .... driver: Mr. Willis (uncredited)
Aleck Duncan .... driver: Sidney Poitier: re-shoot, Montreal (uncredited)
Robert Gillis .... driver (uncredited)
Tom Moore .... picture car coordinator (uncredited)
Rick Parkinson .... driver (uncredited)
Linda Pickett .... driver (uncredited)
Jerry Sidwell .... driver (uncredited)
Stanley Sirkin .... unit driver (uncredited)
Greg Stancil .... driver (uncredited)
Charlie Wright .... driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Libbie Barr .... script supervisor
Michael Beaudin .... assistant accountant
Luc Bouthillier .... extras production assistant
Breigh Burton .... assistant: Mr. Caton-Jones
Stephen J. Eads .... assistant: Mr. Willis (as Stephen Eads)
Andrew Eio .... computer playback technician
Angelina Fontana .... assistant: Mr. Daniel (as Angelina Fontana Miller)
Sandra Galloway .... assistant accountant (as Sandy Galloway)
Susan Garrison .... assistant: Mr. Poitier
Brendan Gunn .... dialogue coach: Mr. Gere
Keith Hatcher .... location manager
Rachel Hudgins .... assistant: Mr. Gere
Andrew Jack .... dialogue coach
Rob Jackson .... assistant: Ms. Viederman
John King .... marine coordinator
Robin Knight .... assistant: Mr. Caton-Jones
Jonathan Lawson .... boxing consultant
Marsha R. Levine .... placement
Ged Lynch .... remix percussion and overdubs
Lilene Mansell .... dialogue coach: Ms. Venora
Pat McCarthy .... production coordinator: Chicago
Mark Meccia .... seaboat master
Mary Weisgerber Meyer .... location manager (as Mary Weisgerber-Meyer)
Sandy O'Neill .... unit publicist
Dorothy Precious .... production accountant
Lisa Reagan .... assistant: Mr. Jacks
Frances Richardson .... assistant accountant
Tom Sarig .... executive album producer
Krish Sharma .... remix engineer
John Sprague .... weapons master
Simon Taylor .... title designer
Caleb Womble .... assistant coordinator
John X'Volaitis .... remix engineer
Ian Abercrombie .... adr loop group (uncredited)
Matthew Alexander .... computer playback technician (uncredited)
Guylaine Boucher .... assistant production coordinator (uncredited)
Bob Bridges .... video effects technician (uncredited)
Joe Cacciotti .... weapons handler: Richmond, VA (uncredited)
Suzanne Coker .... photo double (uncredited)
Martin D'Arcangeli .... production assistant (uncredited)
Robin Demetriou .... catering supervisor (uncredited)
Paul Dupont .... safety coordinator (uncredited)
Heidi Gilbert .... set production assistant (uncredited)
Debbie Lane Hewett .... stand-in (uncredited)
Jeff Johnston .... photo double (uncredited)
Rick Kelly .... key set production assistant (uncredited)
Andrew L. Lanier .... location assistant (uncredited)
Stone Lyons .... production assistant (uncredited)
John McIntyre .... production assistant (uncredited)
Denis Paquette .... assistant location manager: Montreal (uncredited)
Sunni-Ali Powell .... production assistant (uncredited)
Craig Rogers .... location assistant (uncredited)
Nancy Rosing .... production coordinator: re-shoots (uncredited)
Terry Sandin .... mechanic (uncredited)
Terry Sandin .... puppeteer (uncredited)
Kelly Stultz .... payroll accountant (uncredited)
Dave Tommasini .... helicopter pilot (uncredited)
Tom Trigo .... location scout (uncredited)
Michelle Vogler .... set production assistant (uncredited)
Lisa Wilkinson .... production assistant (uncredited)
Dave Young .... weapons handler: Montreal (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Lisa Banes .... thanks
Douglas L. Constant .... thanks (as 1st Lt. Douglas L. Constant)
Charles Friend .... thanks
Person Garcia .... thanks
Anne Grandjean .... thanks
Linda Grifo .... thanks
Trenton Harrison .... thanks
Nancy LaLuntas .... thanks (as Major Nancy Laluntas)
David Moritz .... thanks
Marc Picken .... thanks
Ralph S. Singleton .... thanks (as Ralph Singleton)
Richard Stamper .... thanks
Philip M. Strub .... thanks (as Philip Strub)
Laura Viederman .... thanks
 
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Rated R for strong violence and language
Runtime:
124 min
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Argentina:13 | Australia:MA | Australia:M (original theatrical version) (cut version) | Belgium:KT | Brazil:14 | Canada:18A | Canada:18+ (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-16 | France:U | Germany:16 (w) | Iceland:16 | Mexico:C | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:M | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:18 (original rating) (1998) | Peru:14 | Philippines:R-18 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:M18 | South Korea:18 (original rating) | South Korea:15 (video rating) (cut) | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | Switzerland:16 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:16 (canton of Vaud) | UK:18 | USA:R (certificate #35563)

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The "Hotel Porvoo" is the old town hall (it's nowadays a museum) in Porvoo. The "Porvoo Post Office" is a furniture restoring service.See more »
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Continuity: Lighting conditions when Declan and the Jackal see each other at the marina.See more »
Quotes:
Declan Mulqueen:Do you remember Valentina said "A statement, public and brutal." Now, it always bothered me. Why did he keep comin' when he knew- he knew we could protector the director, especially once I got involved. But he didn't abort. Why? It didn't come together until I remembered what he said to Valentina. "Tell Declan he can't protect his women."
Carter Preston:Wasn't he referring to Isabella?
Declan Mulqueen:No. Any woman. All women! But remember, "public and brutal." We're guarding the wrong person.
[Declan slams a newspaper onto the table]
[...]
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62 out of 89 people found the following review useful.
Daft, noisy and senseless - but it's still quite fun, 17 December 2001
Author: bob the moo from United Kingdom

In retaliation for the FBI war against the mob in Russian, the mob pay famous assassin Carlos the Jackal to kill a senior figure in the US government. FBI deputy director Preston discovers that the Jackal has been contracted out he contacts one of the few men who can identify him - IRA gunman Declan Mulqueen. With the Jackal moving freely within the US it is a race against time to find and stop him before he reaches his target.

Before he died, the director of "The Day of the Jackal", Zinnermann approached Universal to have the name changed so that it wouldn't be so closely associated with his own film. They didn't change it and it's easy to see what his point was. The plot of this is a bit silly and doesn't have any intelligence or subtlety. The Jackal is careful is some scenes but takes on FBI agents in others, he covers all his tracks in designing his gun, but he kills the builder and leaves the plans for the FBI to find! It doesn't totally make sense - things are tidied up too easily - Mulqueen finds the Jackal too easily when the film needs a boost of action.

Willis is OK as the Jackal but he's not totally convincing because he usually plays roles where he runs round shooting, rather than being a very clinical hitman who only fires one shot then leaves undetected. Even here he does some planning but he only looks comfortable when in running gun battles. Gere is good in an action man role (I'm not a big fan), but he has one of the worst Northern Irish accents even put on the big screen - it goes from N.Ireland to Southern Ireland and back again from one scene to the next. Poitier is a classy inclusion in the pack but doesn't have much to do but act tough beside Gere. Support is interesting, but they don't have much to do - Jack Black was great in High Fidelity, but is cannon fodder here. J.K. Simmons is amazing in Oz but is just an agent here. Venora is good despite a very heavy accent. Sophie Okonedo is beautiful as she was in various British TV series but only has a few fleeting lines of dialogue. And Leslie Phillips is wasted in such a small cameo of little significance that you wonder why he bothered.

The whole plot sits funny with me - I really don't understand why Gere's character had to be an IRA murderer. There's an early scene where he's verbally attacked by one of the FBI for killing women and children, but he's given time to defend himself. After that we all forget who he is and everyone loves him. The final act of the film left a bitter taste in my mouth (I grew up in NI), and you can't help but wonder who in America wants to promote the IRA as somehow honourable or sympathetic (also see "The Devil's Own") - I wonder if Hollywood understands now how offending it is to see terrorists displayed in this way?

Overall, it's quite fun in a brash, loud sort of way - but ultimately it'll leave you wondering what you just watched and "how did that happen" and "hang on that bit doesn't work". As a distracting blockbuster it's quite good but as a relative of 1973's "Day of the Jackal" it's an illegitimate third cousin.

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