The Jackal

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No need to be credited for my review I think that the multiple interpretations in the movie makes one of my favorites. I've known Mr. Willis for over 24 years now meeting him in Idaho. He played the role well. The several added details to his character and how he was able to manipulate, read every character to get what he needed as a narcissistic psychopath who enjoyed killing and not just a hired assassin and was able to use each character for his own need/gain for profit and sadistic needs shows with each character he came across and ability to observe different situations again only to fulfill his need was well played. It doesn't take a profiler to see that but I was able to get more out of the movie and also each time watching it I noticed something new. This also goes for the whole cast as well. With him watching the hyena bit at the beginning, those animals are known to hunt, stalk and kill basically everything and that was very fitting as well when his character was introduced.

I checked out this movie from the Library.

I never saw the original film from the 70's. In fact I didn't even know there was one till I watched this.
But I did enjoy this film. It was well written and engaging. It's nice to see Willis is capable of playing a very sinister villain and did a great job as such.
I really enjoy films like this. I do recognize some flaws with it and it wasn't super amazing or anything. But very enjoyable all the same.


Mistake Status: I went through it with a think comb twice, finding anything I could. I'm pretty confident that I found everything, but I could have missed something here or there. I would like to see if someone else is able to find anything I missed.

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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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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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Trivia: When Richard Gere asks Koslova about her name, you can hear the theme song for the 1970's TV show Kojak playing in the background. Richard Gere was in the Season 4, Episode 1 of this show called Birthday Party. (00:29:10)

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Question: Why did the Jackal tell Koslova how she is going to die?

Answer: He's sadistic, and it's a way to torment her during her final moments.

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