The Day Of The Jackal
*Tonight, 12.25am, RTE One*
Prior to the release of this adaptation of Freddie Forsyth's bestselling novel, director Fred Zinnemann fretted that the widely known ending - Charles de Gaulle surviving an assassination attempt - might diminish the suspense for audiences. But with Edward Fox nicely reptilian as the would-be killer, this is one of the classier thrillers of the 1970s. *(1973)*
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