Released in the USA on November 14 of 1997, "The Jackal" (also known as "Chacal, Le", "Schakal, Der", "Day of the Jackal, The") is an Action/Adventure/Thriller film directed by Michael Caton-Jones, and written by Chuck Pfarrer (screen story) . Bruce Willis and Richard Gere are starring, alongside Sidney Poitier, Diane Venora, Mathilda May and J.K. Simmons.
How do you stop an assassin who has no identity?
Who is the director of "The Jackal":
The Jackal was directed by Michael Caton-Jones, a Scottish director, producer, and actor.
Before The Jackal, Michael Caton-Jones had directed Rob Roy, released in 1995, This Boy's Life (1993), Doc Hollywood (1991), Memphis Belle (1990), Scandal (1989). Since, he directed City by the Sea, released in 2002, Basic Instinct 2 (2006).
When was "The Jackal" released:
The Jackal was initally released in the United States on Friday, November 14, 1997. Other films released on Friday, November 14, 1997 are Anastasia (dir. Don Bluth and Gary Goldman), One Night Stand (dir. Mike Figgis), and The Tango Lesson (dir. Sally Potter). This was twenty-one (21) years ago.
It has been released on Friday, January 09, 1998 in the United Kingdom; Wednesday, January 21, 1998 in France; Thursday, March 12, 1998 in Germany; Monday, December 29, 1997 in Spain; Thursday, January 08, 1998 in Australia and on Saturday, June 20, 1998 in Japan.
Who is at the casting of "The Jackal":
At the casting of The Jackal we find Bruce Willis, previously seen in The Fifth Element (1997) and Beavis and Butt-Head Do America (1996); Richard Gere (Red Corner (1997), First Knight (1995)); Sidney Poitier (Sneakers (1992), Little Nikita (1988)) [ more... ]
- Richard Gere and Diane Venora also appeared in The Cotton Club, released in 1984.
- Jack Black and Stephen Spinella can be seen in Cradle Will Rock, released in 1999.
- Bruce Willis and J.K. Simmons also appeared together in The Astronaut Farmer, released in 2006.
- J.K. Simmons and Richard Gere can be seen in Autumn in New York, released in 2000.
What is the Storyline of "The Jackal":
A joint mission of the American FBI and the Russian MVD leads to the death of the younger brother of an Azerbaijani mobster (David Hayman). In retaliation, the mobster hires an enigmatic assassin known only by the pseudonym "The Jackal" (Willis) to kill an unseen target. Meanwhile, the MVD capture one of the mobster's henchmen. During interrogation by torture, the henchman reveals the name "Jackal." This coupled with the documents recovered from the henchman's briefcase lead the FBI and MVD to assume the [...]
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