In Moscow, the FBI and their Russian counterpart, the MVD, are working on a joint mission to apprehend Russian mobster Ghazzi Murad specifically for the murder of Mayor Nikolai Semankho. During the arrest, they are forced to kill Ghazzi. Ghazzi's brother, Terek Murad, also a mobster, begins his own form of deadly retribution against the MVD for Ghazzi's death. But the FBI and MVD also get wind that Terek has hired an assassin by the code name Jackal to carry out a hit on a high profile but unknown American target for the Americans sticking their nose in Russian affairs. Intelligence points to that target being Donald Brown, the Director of the FBI. The Jackal is known only by name and reputation but no one in authority knows who he is, what he looks like or if he even really exists. They learn of only one person alive who they know has had ties to the Jackal: former Basque separatist Isabella Zanconia, whose whereabouts are unknown. As such, the FBI and MVD decide to turn to the one ...Written by
(At around one hour and nine minutes) When they're waiting for The Jackal to arrive by boat at the marina in Chicago, Mulqueen (Richard Gere) turns to Major Koslova and says, "Shall we dance?" Gere starred in the film Shall We Dance (2004). See more »
During the initial briefing between the FBI and Russian Police, the lead police officer describes the targets with a picture presentation and states that the targets have occupied the third floor of a small hotel. However, the hotel shown in the presentation clearly has only two floors. See more »
I'm going back to Russia where I will stay until Terek Murad rots in prison or in the grave.
[referring to Valentina]
I'm sure she'd appreciate that.
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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). See more »
Solid thriller, with a good effort from Bruce Willis as the icy assasin. Has some good suspense & a terrific effort from Sydney Portier in support (I prolly just misspelled his name) Richard Gere as the hero leaves something to be desired though. Watch for a small role from Jack Black as well. All in all, worth a look.
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