The Assignment

Starring: Aidan Quinn, Donald Sutherland, Ben Kingsley, Lisa Wegner, Al Waxman, Vlasta Vrana, Donald Sutherland, Paul Stewart, Daniel Pilon, Tim Post

Release Date: September 26th, 1997
MPAA Rating: R
Studio: Columbia TriStar Films

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Synopsis: Cuban-American navel officer Annibal Ramirez is a dead ringer for Carlos "The Jackal" Sanchez. His features are so close to those of Sanchez that he is brutally interrogated as a terrorist while on vacation in Israel. American counter-intellegence agent Jack Shaw and his Israeli counterpart Amos realize they can use Ramirez as bait for "The Jackal." Wanting to serve his country, Ramirez is unsure he can survive the physical and psychological trials he must endure to become like Sanchez. By the end of the training, however, Ramirez knows Sanchez better than anyone alive and enters the world as "The Jackal."