The Jackal

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The Jackal Review


If you can get past Diane Venora's laughable turn as a Russian agent (isn't that why we have Lena Olin?), you might find enough guilty pleasure in the cacophonous remake The Jackal to have a good time. Bruce Willis chews even more scenery as the villain than Richard Gere does as his Irish nemesis. Together they end up with quite an impressive body count -- watch especially for an early performance from the always entertaining Jack Black.


The Jackal

Facts and Figures

Run time: 124 mins

In Theaters: Friday 14th November 1997

Box Office Worldwide: $159.3M

Budget: $60M

Distributed by: Universal Pictures

Production compaines: Mutual Film Company, Universal Pictures

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 2.5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 15%
Fresh: 4 Rotten: 23

IMDB: 6.3 / 10

Cast & Crew

Starring: as The Jackal, as Declan Mulqueen, as Carter Preston, as Major Valentina Koslova, J.K. Simmons as FBI Agent T. I. Witherspoon, as Ian Lamont, as Jamaican Girl, Ravil Isyanov as Ghazzi Murad, as Maggie, Karen Kirschenbauer as Speaker, as Akashi, as Green Beret Colonel, Serge Houde as Beaufres, as Isabella Zanconia, as FBI Agent McMurphy, as FBI Director Donald Brown, as The First Lady, as Woolburton, as Douglas, as Terek Murad, Steve Bassett as George Decker, as Victor Politovsky, as Dennehey, Terrence Currier as Surgeon General, as Man in Video, Laura Viederman as Woman in Video, Peter Sullivan as Vasilov, Richard Cubison as General Belinko, Gregory Porter Miller as Paramedic, Bob Kingdom as Ambassador Koldin, Murphy Guyer as NSC Representative, Philip Le Maistre as Bored Teenage Clerk, James McCauley as CIA Representative #1, as Davis, Victor Sobchak as Doctor, Serge Christianssens as Immigration Officer, Boris Boscovic as Interrogator, Ewan Bailey as Prison Guard, Danette Alberico as Woman with Champagne #1, Debra Gano as Woman with Champagne #2, John Harrington Bland as Dave, Pamela Poitier as Law Clerk, as Alexander Radzinski, Eddie Bo Smith Jr. as Washington Cop, as Himself, Dan Ziskie as CIA Representative #2, Gayle Jessup as Reporter, Bill Collins as Medic, David Gene Gibbs as Pilot, James M. Helkey as Co-Pilot

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