The Jackal

Synopsis: In Moscow, the FBI and their Russian counterpart, the MVD, are working on a joint mission to apprehend Russian mobster Ghazzi Murad specifically for the murder of Mayor Nikolai Semankho. During the arrest, they are forced to kill Ghazzi. Ghazzi's brother, Terek Murad, also a mobster, begins his own form of deadly retribution against the MVD for Ghazzi's death. But the FBI and MVD also get wind that Terek has hired an assassin by the code name Jackal to carry out a hit on a high profile but unknown American target for the Americans sticking their nose in Russian affairs. Intelligence points to that target being Donald Brown, the Director of the FBI. The Jackal is known only by name and reputation but no one in authority knows who he is, what he looks like or if he even really exists. They learn of only one person alive who they know has had ties to the Jackal: former Basque separatist Isabella Zanconia, whose whereabouts are unknown. As such, the FBI and MVD decide to turn to the one pe
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Director(s): Michael Caton-Jones
Production: Universal Pictures
  1 win & 4 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
124 min

Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall.

...bringing to an end the Soviet empire

and its 70-year experiment in communism.

Yet while jubilation

at the prospect of freedom...

The Russian mafia has evolved into

a world-class organized crime network...

...with profits in billions,

including substantial US operations.

...announcing the unprecedented opening

of an FBI legal attache...

...along with the first-ever joint US

and Russian law enforcement operation.

It's her.

Ghazzi's in the club. He's in position.

Okay. Op's a go. MVD only.

What is this? An American?

Who the f*** are you?

Deputy Director Carter Preston, FBI.


You f*** Americans now,

you ugly militia whore.

And, you, go f*** yourself.

This is not Chicago. This is Russia.

So take your b*tch

and get the f*** out of here.

Do you think I'm afraid of the MVD?

I swear I will kill you

and your f***ing whore mothers.

I repeat, you are advised...

F*** you, you scar-faced c*nt!

- F*** you!

- All right, that's enough!

It's never easy taking a life.

But you saved one, too. Mine.

Thank you.

We had no warning.

They must have ambushed

our man outside.

Before we knew it, there were militia with

their guns out in every corner of the room.

They just opened fire and killed him.

It happened so fast, it was...

...over before it started.

God, my poor brother.

How many militia did you kill?

Terek, please, we didn't stand a chance.

There were 30 of them... the Americans.

- Yes, but how many did you kill?

Well, none.

None? Not even one?

Terek, please.

I did what I could.

You did what you could.

You let those militia pigs

and that American scum kill my brother...

...without killing one in return.

Okay, that's what you could do.

Here's what I can do.

I loved this man like a brother.

He was a dear friend and partner to me.

So I took no joy in that.

But just think...

...if I could do this to one I love...

...what could I do to someone I hate?

The American FBI declares war on us?

Then war it is.

Unlike other, less cunning predators...

...the hyena takes no chances,

never attacking unless sure of a kill.

Though a consummate killer,

he is clearly no gentleman.

I apologize for keeping you waiting.

I had some other business to dispose of.

So much wasted time...

...confusing motion with accomplishment.

Another drink?

The MVD killed my brother.

For that, I will see they drown in blood.

But to their allies in America,

I wish to send a message.

A very public message.

I want to strike fear

into the marrow of their bones.

Can you kill this person?


If I take this job, I'll have to disappear...


So if you want me to do this,

you're going to have to pay me.

How much?

American dollars.

All cash, of course.

Half now, half upon completion.

$70 million.

Why not?


How many people know about this?

- You and I.

- Keep it that way.

Don't refer to our arrangement

by telephone or fax, ever.

You should find a place outside of Russia

to hide until the mission's completed.

If word of this leaks, it'll be my choice

whether to continue or not.

Either way, I keep the initial payment.



Informants tell us Terek's put bounties

on all MVD and FBI personnel.

Deputy Director Preston

and I have special bounties on our lives.

In two weeks,

seven MVD operatives have been killed.

- We know we're getting to him.

- Informants say this is just the start.

Terek's planning something more dramatic.

Eight days ago...

...Terek and his lieutenants

were spotted in the town of Porvoo...

...60 kilometers west of Helsinki.

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Chuck Pfarrer

Charles Patrick "Chuck" Pfarrer, III is an American novelist, screenwriter, and former U.S. Navy SEAL from Biloxi, Mississippi, USA. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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