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The Jackal Details


In Moscow, after FBI deputy director Carter Preston (Sidney Poitier) and scarred Russian intelligence officer Valentina Koslova (Diane Venora) bring down a key figure in the Russian Mafia, they are threatened by the criminal's powerful brother who swears vengeance on the FBI and immediately hires a professional assassin, the Jackal (Bruce Willis) to kill a leading American political figure. A master of disguises, the Jackal believes in total perfectionism and demands $70 million for the job. The FBI suspects the Jackal is aiming for the FBI director, so they consult with former Basque terrorist Isabella (Mathilda May), in Virginia, and Isabella's former lover, IRA operative Declan Mulqueen (Richard Gere), serving a prison sentence. Promised leniency, Mulqueen agrees to help. Meanwhile, the Jackal prepares false passports, secures a customized computer system to run his Gatling gun, and heads toward his target in Washington, D.C. ~ Bhob Stewart, Rovi

  • Release date:November 14, 1997


Bruce Willis
as The Jackal
Richard Gere
as Declan Mulqueen
Sidney Poitier
as Cater Preston
Diane Venora
as Valentina Koslova
Tess Harper
as The First Lady
J.K. Simmons
as Witherspoon
Mathilda May
as Isabella
Stephen Spinella
as Douglas
Richard Lineback
as McMurphy
Jack Black
as Ian Lamont
John Cunningham
as Donald Brown
David Hayman
as Terek Murad
Steve Bassett
as George Decker
Ravil Isyanov
as Ghazzi Murad
Serge Houde
as Beaufres
Terry Loughlin
as Davis
Jonathan Aris
Terry Loughlin
as Davis


Michael Caton-Jones
Michael Caton-Jones
Kevin Jarre
Sean Daniel
James Jacks
Kenneth Ross
Play Author
Chuck Pfarrer
Chuck Pfarrer
Screen Story
Karl Walter Lindenlaub
Carter Burwell
Composer (Music Score)
Jim Clark
Michael White
Production Designer
John Fenner
Art Director
Ricky Eyres
Art Director
Mark Gordon
Executive Producer
Gary Levinsohn
Executive Producer
Terence A. Clegg
Executive Producer
Hal Lieberman
Executive Producer
Kate J. Sullivan
Set Designer
Albert Wolsky
Costume Designer
Syd Dutton
Special Effects
Bill Taylor
Special Effects
Bill Westley
First Assistant Director
Ellen Chenoweth