The Jackal (1997) Movie poster and book cover compared.

The Jackal

Michael Caton-Jones, 1997

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The Day of the Jackal
Frederick Forsyth, 1971

The Jackal is a movie directed by Michael Caton-Jones in 1997 and based on the book The Day of the Jackal by Frederick Forsyth, first published in 1971. The movie features Bruce Willis, Richard Gere, Sidney Poitier, Diane Venora, Leslie Phillips, J.K. Simmons, and others.

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RATING

6.4

/ 10

Movie Poster: The Jackal (Michael Caton-Jones, 1997)

8.3

/ 10

Book Cover: The Day of the Jackal (Frederick Forsyth, 1971)

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AUDIOBOOK

Audiobook cover of The Day of the Jackal, the 1971 book by Frederick Forsyth.

The Day of the Jackal

Read by: Simon Prebble

Storyline

A joint operation between the FBI and the MVD leads to the death of the younger brother of an Azerbaijani mobster. This, coupled with documents recovered from his briefcase, leads the FBI and MVD to assume the target for the retaliatory hit is FBI Director Donald Brown.

Movie vs Book

Poster of The Jackal, the 1997 movie by Michael Caton-Jones

Year

1997

Minutes

124

Movie Rate

6.40

Source: IMDb

Movie

The Jackal

Country: USA

Year: 1997

Length: 2h4m

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Cover of The Day of the Jackal, the 1971 book by Frederick Forsyth

Year

1971

Pages

572

Book Rate

8.30

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Book

The Day of the Jackal

Country: UK

First published in: 1971

Length: 572 pages

Genre: Fiction

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Other screen adaptations of the book

Movie poster
The Day of the Jackal (1973)
Movie by Fred Zinnemann

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Poster of The Jackal, the 1997 movie by Michael Caton-Jones

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Cover of The Day of the Jackal, the 1971 book by Frederick Forsyth

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