Movieplex logo

The Day of the Jackal

A master detective tracks a master assassin (Edward Fox) whose target is Charles de Gaulle.

Watch this title and More with Spectrum TV

Shop Spectrum's Plans
The Day of the Jackal


Thriller, Crime drama141 Mins1973PG

An underground French paramilitary group is intent on eliminating President Charles de Gaulle (Adrien Cayla-Legrand), but when numerous attempts on his life fail, they resort to hiring the infamous hit man known as "The Jackal" (Edward Fox). As the enigmatic assassin prepares to shoot de Gaulle, he takes out any problematic people along the way. Meanwhile, Lebel (Michel Lonsdale), a savvy Parisian police detective, begins to solve the mystery of the killer's identity.


  • Suspenseful
  • Engaging