The Jackal


1h 59m 1997

Brief Synopsis

The FBI's Deputy Director must stop the Jackal, a ruthless professional killer, before he makes his next assassination. He teams up with a female Russian officer and an imprisoned IRA terrorist in a global race against the clock to stop the Jackal before he strikes.

Film Details

Also Known As
Chacal, Jackal, Schakalen
MPAA Rating
Genre
Action
Thriller
Political
Adaptation
Release Date
1997
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures
Location
Wilmington, North Carolina, USA; Washington, DC, USA; Moscow, Russia; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Helsinki, Finland; Richmond, Virginia, USA; Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom; London, England, United Kingdom; Richmond, Virginia, USA; Rome, Italy; Studios de Bollogne, France; Vienna, Austria; Washington, DC, USA; Wilmington, North Carolina, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 59m

Synopsis

The FBI's Deputy Director must stop the Jackal, a ruthless professional killer, before he makes his next assassination. He teams up with a female Russian officer and an imprisoned IRA terrorist in a global race against the clock to stop the Jackal before he strikes.

Crew

Colin Anderson

Steadicam Operator

Matthew Ashman

Song

Nicholas Atkin

Song

Nicholas Atkin

Song Performer

Mark Auguste

Adr Supervisor

Libbie Barr

Script Supervisor

Ron Bartlett

Rerecording

Larry Blanford

Aerial Director Of Photography

Noah Blough

Sound Effects Editor

Mike Bolton

Song

Mike Bolton

Song Performer

Weldon Brown

Adr Mixer

Jane Burgess

Assistant Director

Carter Burwell

Music

Richard Butler

Song Performer

Richard Butler

Song

William A Campbell

Costume Supervisor

Casey Cannon

Other

Michael Caton-jones

Producer

Jose Luis Cervantes

Song

Ellen Chenoweth

Casting

James Clark

Editor

Terence Clegg

Executive Producer

Terence Clegg

Production

Abi Cohen

Casting

Simon Coke

Sound Effects Editor

S Colbrook

Song

P Coulbourne

Song

Kelly G Crawford

Other

Sean Daniel

Producer

Leo Davis

Casting

Yves De Bono

Special Effects Supervisor

R Del Naja

Song

M Duffy

Song

Syd Dutton

Special Effects

Graham Edwards

Song

James Ellroy

Screenplay

Ricky Eyres

Art Director

Michael Farrow

Other

John Paul Fasal

Sound Effects

John Fenner

Art Director

Gary Freeman

Other

Noel Gallagher

Song

T Gary

Song

Nerses Gezalyan

Foley Mixer

Bobby Gillespie

Song

Paul Gillon

Music

Adam Goodman

Assistant Director

Mark R. Gordon

Executive Producer

John Gosling

Song

H Gray

Song

John Greaves

Storyboard Artist

Mark Griffin

Other

Michael Haight

Dialogue Editor

Sallie Hard

Assistant Director

Keith Hatcher

Location Manager

Gary Hecker

Foley

Jonn Herzberger

Other

Alan Hook

Other

Ian Hoxley

Song

Martin Hume

Camera Operator

Andrew Innes

Song

Jim Jacks

Producer

William Jacobs

Dialogue Editor

Kevin Jarre

Producer

Kevin Jarre

Screenplay

Sara Jay

Song

Chris Jenkins

Rerecording

David John

Sound Mixer

Doc Kane

Adr Mixer

Mark Kenaston

Other

John King

Other

Richard King

Sound Editor

Leila Kirkpatrick

Unit Production Manager

Sonny Kompanek

Original Music

Adam Kowalski

Other

James Lascelles

Song Performer

James Lascelles

Song

John Lawson

Consultant

Gary Levinsohn

Executive Producer

Hal Lieberman

Executive Producer

Karl Walter Lindenlaub

Dp/Cinematographer

Karl Walter Lindenlaub

Director Of Photography

Van Ling

Other

Nick Lloyd

Song

Nick Lloyd

Song Performer

Ged Lynch

Sound Mixer

Richard Malzahn

Animation Supervisor

Grantley Marshall

Song

Greg M Martin

Grip

Martin Maryska

Sound Effects Editor

Jim Matheny

Dialogue Editor

Cleo Matthews

Song

Karen F Mccarthy

Unit Production Manager

Michael Mccuistion

Original Music

Kelvin Mcilwain

Matte Painter

John Mckay

Song

Charlie Midnight

Song

Kenneth Morris

Song

Stuart Neumann

Unit Production Manager

Andy Nicholson

Other

Thomas J. O'connell

Adr Mixer

S O'keefe

Song

Tricia Owen

Effects Coordinator

Mark Pappas

Foley Editor

Richard Patterson

Digital Effects Supervisor

Jeffrey Payne

Foley Editor

Chuck Pfarrer

Screenplay

Chuck Pfarrer

Story By

R Playford

Song

Eric Potter

Sound Effects

Peter Robb-king

Makeup Supervisor

Kenneth Ross

Story By

Kenneth Ross

From Story

Gavin Rossdale

Song

Angie Rubin

Music Editor

Danny Saber

Original Score

Tom Sarig

Music Producer

Mark Sawicki

Other

Steven Severin

Song

Krish Sharma

Sound Engineer

Philip Sindall

Camera Operator

Mark Smith

Rerecording

Curt Sobel

Music

John F Sprague

Other

Danny Stiles

Song Performer

Danny Stiles

Song

Sean Stratton

Post-Production Supervisor

Catherine Sudolcan

Visual Effects

Kate Sullivan

Set Decorator

Sierra Swan

Song

Kathe Swanson

Hair Stylist

Bill Taylor

Special Effects

Simon Taylor

Titles

Ron Thorton

Animation Supervisor

Peter Townshend

Song

Brian Transeau

Song

Brian Transeau

Song Performer

Nick Trevisick

Song

Andrew Vowles

Song

Michael Wassel

Matte Painter

Mary Weisgerber-meyer

Location Manager

Mike Wells

Titles

Bill Westley

Assistant Director

Michael White

Production Designer

Jeffrey Wilhoit

Foley

David S Williams

Visual Effects

Dan Williamson

Song

Andrew Wilson

Other

Albert Wolsky

Costume Designer

John X'volaitis

Sound Engineer

Robert Young

Song

Film Details

Also Known As
Chacal, Jackal, Schakalen
MPAA Rating
Genre
Action
Thriller
Political
Adaptation
Release Date
1997
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures
Location
Wilmington, North Carolina, USA; Washington, DC, USA; Moscow, Russia; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Helsinki, Finland; Richmond, Virginia, USA; Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom; London, England, United Kingdom; Richmond, Virginia, USA; Rome, Italy; Studios de Bollogne, France; Vienna, Austria; Washington, DC, USA; Wilmington, North Carolina, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 59m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States on Video April 28, 1998

The 1973 film "The Day of the Jackal," adapted from the novel by Frederick Forsyth, centered on an assassin's attempt to kill French President Charles de Gaulle. It was directed by Fred Zinnemann and starred Edward Fox.

Additional photography took place in downtown Los Angeles for approximately on week in late September 1997.

After complaints from Fred Zinnemann, director of the 1973 film "The Day of the Jackal," Universal Pictures agreed to change the name of this loose remake to "The Jackal."

Completed shooting December 1996.

Began shooting August 19, 1996.

Producer Kevin Jarre also contributed to the screenplay.

Released in United States Fall November 14, 1997

Released in United States on Video April 28, 1998

Released in United States Fall November 14, 1997