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8th September, 2012
Edward Fox in The Day Of The Jackal: tonight, 12.25am, RTE One.

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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