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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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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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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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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Factual error: Just before Declan and the Jackal start shooting at each other in the subway tunnel, one of the trains starts coming from the opposite direction and begins passing Declan. This train continues to pass him at full speed for a full 35-40 seconds while they shoot it out. Subway trains are not nearly long enough for that. Also, during this time another train comes from behind him and he has to get between them and hold onto the light for a few seconds while they pass. But the second train then passes first while the first one passes fully about 2 seconds after the second one came... and it got there first, by about 15-20 seconds. Subway lines are about the same length as each other as well. But the first one was way longer and way wrong. (01:49:30 - 01:50:05)

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Trivia: Just a few months before his death at age 91, Fred Zinnermann, who directed the original The Day of the Jackal (1973), on which this movie is based, actually fought Universal Studios to change the name of the film. Saying that the original had stood the test of time and he did not want the remake to bear the same name. (00:01:25)

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Question: Why didn't Koslova try to fight while the Jackal is talking to her?

Answer: Because she's dying, in shock, losing blood, and in pain.

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