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December 29, 2023

Episode 664: Day of the Jackal (1973)

Episode 664: Day of the Jackal (1973) Guest Co-Hosts: Ian Brownell, Rich Edwards

We wrap up a month of requests... and the year 2023... with a look at Fred Zinnemann's The Day of the Jackal (1973). Based on the book by , the film stars Edward Fox as the titular Jackal, an assassin hired by members of the OAS, a holdout group of paramilitary terrorist organization who were holdouts who tried to keep Algeria a French colony. They hire The Jackal to assassinate president Charles de Gaulle in August, 1962.

Ian Brownell and Rich Edwards join Mike to discuss Zinnemann's film and the 1997 remake with Bruce Willis and Richard Gere, The Jackal.

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