The Assignment (1997)

Director
Christian Duguay

Main cast
Aidan Quinn; Donald Sutherland; Ben Kingsley; Claudia Ferri; Céline Bonnier

Genres
Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller

Description
Jack Shaw (DONALD SUTHERLAND) has experienced the terror first-hand. He's a top CIA agent who's tracked international killer-for-hire Carlos "The Jackal" Sanchez for over twenty years and barely survived Carlos' devastating bombing of a Parisian cafe. Now, he finally gets a break when he discovers Carlos' dead ringer: American naval officer and dedicated family man Annibal Ramirez (AIDAN QUINN).


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