The Jackal Movie Review Summary

Actors: Bruce Willis, Richard Gere, Sidney Poitier

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An assassin hired by a group of disgruntled French Generals sets out to kill Charles deGaulle. The film's twinned plotlines show his plans to shoot the French premiere, and a police commissioner's attempt to track him down before he can.
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The review of this Movie prepared by Roland

F.B.I. agents kill various Russians in a nightclub raid. The brother of one of the killed Russians in the club wants revenge. He wants to scare the Americans. He hires a mysterious, yet extremly smart and ruthless assasin, the jackal(Bruce Willis). F.B.I agent Carter Preston(Sidney Poitier) believes that somebody is about to do something bad, and he believes it may be the jackal. He joins up with an I.R.A. terrorist who knew the jackal, to help catch him before its too late. Loosely based on the 1973 film, The Day of The Jackal.
The review of this Movie prepared by Will Dame

Script Analysis of The Jackal

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 70%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 10% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1980's-1999 Spying & Terrorists    -   Yes Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:    -   finding an assassin

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   killer    -   accused criminal Age:    -   40's-50's Nudity    -   Chest Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Irish    -   British Unusual characteristics    -   Extremely cynical or arrogant


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Scandinavia    -   France The Americas (not US):    -   Yes The Americas:    -   Canada City?    -   Yes City:    -   wealthy    -   Washington D.C. Misc setting    -   fancy mansion    -   resort/hotel    -   sewers/subways    -   building

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   non-gory references to death/punishment Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   kissing    -   sex under blankets Kind of violence:    -   karate chop    -   guns Unusual forms of death    -   asphyxiation    -   perforation--bullets Any profanity?    -   None    -   A lot of foul language Lot of special effects?    -   Yes Kinds of F/X    -   exploding vehicles    -   exploding bombs If this is a kid's movie...    -   Ages 10-15 Is this movie based on a    -   book

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