Movie: The Day of the Jackal [1973] Movie: The Day of the Jackal [1973]

Movie: The Day of the Jackal [1973] Movie: The Day of the Jackal [1973]

Minister:
How did you know whose telephone to tap?



Lebel:
I didn't, so I tapped them all.

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Lebel:
Excuse me, but it has just occurred to me that we have forty-eight hours in which to find this Jackal


[There is a chorus of "What?" and "How do you know?" from the committee members]



Lebel:
Am I right in assuming that the President has no engagements outside the Elysee Palace today, tomorrow and Saturday ?



Minister:
None.



Lebel:
And what is Sunday, August the twenty-fifth?



Minister:
[Slaps forehead] Of course! Liberation Day! We must have been blind.

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The Gunsmith:
Will the gentleman be moving?

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Col. Rodin:
We are not terrorists, you understand. We are patriots. Our duty is to the soldiers who've died fighting in Algeria, and to the three million French citizens who have always lived there.



The Jackal:
[bluntly] And so you want to get rid of him.



Col. Rodin:
[after a pause] Speaking as a professional, do you think it's possible?



The Jackal:
It's possible. The point is getting away with it. And speaking as a professional, that's a very important consideration.

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Mallinson:
The prime minister?



Insp. Thomas:
The prime minster, sir. That he said if there's the remotest possibility of General de Gaulle's life being threatened by a person of these islands, then it is to be stopped. And he's given me full powers and top priority.



Mallinson:
Is this some kind of bloody joke?



Insp. Thomas:
No, of couse not, sir. I've got to drop whatever I'm doing, and I shall need six of your best men, straight away.



Mallinson:
Where's the notification for all this? Where's the proper authority?


[Telephone rings. Mallison answers]



Mallinson:
Yes!


[Mallison listens then rises]



Mallinson:
Yes, sir. Yes, sir. Of course, sir.

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