The Jackal
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Preston: Sorry they didn't give you your pardon. You'll get minimum security. It's like a country club. By the way, Director Brown sends his warmest thanks.
Declan Mulqueen: Oh that's nice. Look forward to playing tennis with him.
(01:56:40)

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Declan Mulqueen: Preston, what about letting me have a gun?
Preston: Are you crazy? If the right people knew I was letting you walk around without cuffs, I'd have forced retirement.
(01:08:45)

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Isabella: Some nights I can close my eyes... and sleep... and no dead faces come to wake me. That's... that's more than I ever had. You wouldn't have me give that up, would you?
Declan Mulqueen: Give me some credit, will ya?
(00:36:40)

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Terek Murad: Here's what I can do! [Kills a man with an ax to the head.] I loved this man like a brother... He was a dear friend and partner to me. So I took no joy in that! But just think... If I could do this to one I love, what could I do to someone I hate? So the American F.B.I declares war on us? Then war it is. (00:09:20)

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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. (00:40:20)

The Jackal: Press here. Hard. It'll slow the bleeding.
[Koslova does so, and moans in pain, as the Jackal puts a pillow under her head.]
The Jackal: Oh. See, that's bad. The blood's almost black. That means the bullet's in your liver. You've got about twenty minutes to live. If the pain gets to be too much, take your hand away, and you'll be dead in five minutes.
(01:25:35 - 01:26:10)

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Preston: Witherspoon, you by the book asshole. (01:20:45)

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Lamont: [Out of breath] Targets in place... oh, man... maybe I should've brought some beer. (00:55:20)

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The Jackal: Gonna need a place to test this though. Someplace that won't draw any attention.
Lamont: We got a place like that. We got a place just like that! [Snaps fingers].
(00:55:00)

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Preston: Going back to that drop box... An operative with your experience, with a clean passport, a wad of cash... I'll bet... if you had taken off, ha ha, we never would have found you. (01:57:45)

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Preston: Did you read the paper today? I'm quite the hero because of you. The agent who saved the first lady. Ha ha. I could screw everything else up for the rest of my life and still be... untouchable.
Declan Mulqueen: That a fact, then?
(01:57:30)

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Preston: I wonder if we'll ever know, who the hell he really was?
Declan Mulqueen: We know all we need to, he was evil. He's dead, and he's gone. Nothing more matters.
(01:56:25)

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The Jackal: What are you gonna do, Declan? You just can't seem to protect any of your women.
Declan Mulqueen: Let her go. She's nothing to do with this.
The Jackal: Now you can save this girl. What's your name?
Maggie: M-Maggie.
The Jackal: Maggie, you can save Maggie you see? You can save her right now! Just have to put down your little gun.
(01:52:00)

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Valentina Koslova: When Declan kills you, you think of me, okay?
The Jackal: Oh, Okay. I'll make a note of that.
(01:26:10)

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Valentina Koslova: Come out!
Witherspoon: Please don't shoot me. Just taking out the garbage.
(01:22:05)

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Isabella: You don't really think you'll find him? Because you won't. Believe me, you can't.
Valentina Koslova: It's our job to try.
(01:18:35)

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Donald Brown: How did you know whose phone to tap?
Preston: I didn't. So I tapped everybody's.
(01:17:10)

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Preston: I can't let you jeopardize us in a vendetta.
Declan Mulqueen: There's no vendetta. All I hope for is a fresh start, ya know?
Preston: Maybe It'll happen.
(01:14:20)

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Declan Mulqueen: Did you also know that Isabella was pregnant, when she got shot? That our child didn't survive?.. Don't tell me it's not personal, Mr. Preston. (01:14:00)

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The Jackal: Well, Lemont, gonna have to speed test it now.
Lamont: Mmm, speed test.
The Jackal: So... run.
Lamont: [Laughs] What do you mean?
The Jackal: I mean run... now.
(00:58:30)

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Continuity mistake: Near the end of the film, when Bruce Willis is trying to escape into the Metro station, he swipes his fare card through the turnstile reader upside down - you can see the magnetic strip is visible above the slot. (01:45:30)

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Trivia: 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. (01:32:00)

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Question: I know that nowadays, the F.B.I. does have operations abroad. However when this film was made 20 years ago showing the F.B.I. operating in Moscow... did the F.B.I. conduct operations outside of the country as depicted? I was under the impression that was the CIA's job.

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Answer: It is stated that the FBI is working with their Russian equivalent, the MVD on a joint operation. The FBI primarily focuses on domestic issues but does on occasion engage in operations outside of the United States with the assistance and in the aid of foreign governments. The CIA would not be the appropriate government agency to handle the operation in the movie because that mission is a law enforcement operation. The CIA is strictly an intelligence gathering organization with no law enforcement authority.

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Answer: Since 1940 (prior to the CIA being established), the FBI have been stationed in various foreign countries. Usually agent don't have the authority to make arrests, however, they can if Congress has granted the FBI extraterritorial jurisdiction and the host country agrees. The FBI establishes attaché offices, commonly known as legats, in foreign cities. In 1993 there were 21 of these offices and the new FBI director, Louis Freeh, wanted more and by 1997 there were 32. So, yes, 20 years ago the FBI conducted operations in foreign countries. I know currently there's a legat in Moscow, although I don't know when it was established. However, given the nature of the film, it's not unreasonable to think the FBI could quickly set up operations in Moscow, if they were not already established there, with no explanations needed since it's already something the FBI does.

Bishop73

Answer: It is the C.I.A's job to conduct foreign investigations. You're right in that respect. Why the FBI is involved is either unexplained or not mentioned.

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