Trivia / The Day of the Jackal

  • Acclaimed Flop: Though the film was not a box office success, it received generally excellent reviews and made Edward Fox much in demand in films and on television.
  • BFI Top 100 British Films: #74
  • Fake Nationality: Most of the major French characters are played by English actors, though Michael Lonsdale, Delphine Seyrig and Olga Georges-Picot are exceptions.
  • Life Imitates Art: Infamous terrorist and assassin Ilich "Carlos" Ramírez Sánchez was given the nickname "The Jackal" after a Guardian correspondent saw a copy of this book among his possessions. Ironically the book didn't even belong to him, but to the person who owned the apartment where he was staying.
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