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Good old fashioned police work
on 26 April 2015
After reading Frederick Forsythe's book I just had to watch the film. Not a scratch on the book, but it does well to capture the overall essence of the book.
The Jackal is a code-name for an assassin who is hired to kill the president of France by a bunch of disgruntled foreign legion members. He is pursued by an astute detective once the plot is discovered, but will he be able to stop the murder from taking place?
Not as gripping as the book, but still a film that will keep your attention throughout. Considering that this film was completed in the early 70's it still has a lot of mileage today. They don't use computers, mobile phones, e-mails, electronic surveillance, CCTV, GPS trackers or re-aligning satellites to get aerial footage - just good old fashioned coppering!