The Jackal – Filtered

Theatrical Release: November 14, 1997
DVD Release: April 28, 1998


Russian mobster Terek Murad has declared open season on the Russian militia and the FBI over the shooting of his brother in a Moscow nightclub. He hires the Jackal, a nasty assassin whom nobody has even seen, to kill the Director of the FBI. With nowhere else to turn (except a woman who used to work with the Basque separatists, who is now in the USA but whose exact whereabouts in unknown to all save Mulqueen), FBI Deputy Director Carter Preston (who was present at the Moscow shooting) and Major Valentina Koslova of the Russian milita (who pulled the trigger in that shooting) enlist the reluctant services of Declan Mulqueen, an imprisoned IRA sniper, to track the Jackal down, for Declan is the only other person who can positively identify the Jackal.

Dove Review

I wasn’t a big Bruce Willis fan until I saw this movie. He does a great job with all the different identities he uses. Then there’s Richard Gere with an Irish accent! “The Jackal” was an action-packed, good guy/bad guy movie with a great cast. There was a lot of violence and multiple murders involved in the story though, which doesn’t make it a family friendly film and therefore doesn’t get Dove’s stamp of approval.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: Two guys kiss in a gay bar.
Language: None
Violence: Man killed with an ax to the head ( you don’t see the actual chop, but you see the swing and him slumped on the table with it sticking out of his head), guy shot, cars blown up, multiple shootings with blood, guy drops dead because of some kind of chemical.
Drugs: Woman is a chain smoker, drinking in a club, guy smokes, guy drinks wine.
Nudity: Man with bare chest, low-cut and short dresses, cleavage.
Other: None


Company: Universal Pictures
Writer: Kenneth Ross
Genre: Action
Runtime: 124 min.
Reviewer: Sarah Bennor