Quotes from the Movie The Day of the Jackal

This is a once in a lifetime job. Whoever does it can never work again.

The Jackal

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

The Jackal

You see, gentlemen, not only have your own efforts failed, but you've rather queered the pitch for everyone else.

The Jackal

In this work you simply can't afford to be emotional. That's why you've made so many mistakes.

The Jackal

You have to employ a professional. Your organization is so riddled with informants that nothing you decide is a secret for long.

The Jackal

Half a million. In cash. Half in advance, and half on completion.

The Jackal

Considering you expect to get France in return, I'd have thought it a reasonable price.

The Jackal

I'm not sure yet but probably not more than 400 feet.

The Jackal

Well I might get the chance but I doubt it. In any event I'll need a silencer to escape.

The Jackal

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.

Col. Rodin

Speaking as a professional, do you think it's possible?

Col. Rodin

But if we decided to employ a professional...

Col. Rodin

Over what range will you fire?

The Gunsmith

Will the gentleman be moving?

The Gunsmith

What about the chance of a second shot?

The Gunsmith

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