“ The Jackal ” by Fred Zinnemann is one of the great classics of 1970s suspense cinema. The political thriller is as style-defining as it is exciting, not only because of the grandiose editing, but also because of the meticulously illustrated planning of an assassination attempt on the then French President — and the resulting cat-and-mouse game between the contract killer (magnificently played by Edward Fox) and the French police.
The remake, which is also entitled “ Der Jackal ” and will be broadcast in its entirety on RTL II on May 20, 2022 at 10:05 p.m., of course cannot keep up with the original. But if you’re in the mood for fast-paced action entertainment from the 90s, you’re welcome to tune in here. Mainly because Bruce Willis really enjoys slipping into the role of the villain.
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The assassin «The Jackal» ( Bruce Willis ) is absolutely ruthless. If he gets enough money, he kills everyone he is sent to kill. However, his perfect, fast and always clean work is damn expensive. So too when he is hired to eliminate FBI Director Donald Brown ( John Cunningham ). Price: $70 million! The FBI and the KGB have been after the assassin for a long time, but so far without success.
Because wherever the agents show up, the killer has already done his job and disappeared again. But the FBI still has an ace up its sleeve: former IRA terrorist Declan Mulqueen ( Richard Gere ). This is summarily set on the jackal and a nerve-wracking chase begins, which will soon claim the first lives…
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