The Jackal

Factual error: Richard Gere chases Bruce Willis into the Capitol Heights Metro station, and the final showdown occurs at Metro Center - 9 stations and over 7 miles away. Hardly plausible.

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Factual error: In the scene where the Jackal is sailing in the "Mackinac Regatta" toward Chicago, the direction seems to be wrong. I believe that race is from Chicago to Mackinac. Also, all the boats are shown flying spinnakers, which makes a colorful scene, but which would require a very unusual north wind since the boats are headed south into Chicago.


Factual error: The Jackal attempts to assassinate the First Lady just outside the Capitol Heights Metro station, which is in Maryland - yet all the police are DC Metro.


Factual error: When Bruce Willis is giving the address to wire the money in Montreal, he gives the postal code GIH 876. The postal code format alternates between letters and numbers (ex. H9B 1R6).


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Factual error: On the ferry boat ride, which should have been from Canada to the United States, they were aboard a North Carolina ferry... The North Carolina flag was flapping in the wind next to the US flag. There was a closeup, and you could even see the name of the boat, which is named after a North Carolina Governor, and home ported in Moorhead City, North Carolina.


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Declan Mulqueen: This man is no clown. He knows all your moves, back to front. Right now you've got a name; that's all you've got. The Jackal has got a target: you. He's got a timetable. And as to making mistakes, he's spent twenty years in a trade that doesn't forgive error. And he's prevailed. You think he's the one up against it? It's the other way around.



When the Jackal shoots Lamont, only the lower arm is shot off. Then we cut to the Jackal, who says 'I told you it was off', and when we cut back to Lamont, the arm is cut way up at the shoulder.



The scene in which the Jackal kills Douglas was re-shot at Bruce Willis' request. He wanted to show that Douglas was killed because he knew too much about the Jackal's identity, instead of simply because he was gay.