The Assignment 24 years old

The Assignment

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).


Donald Sutherland
Donald Sutherland

Jack Shaw / Henry Fields

Aidan Quinn
Aidan Quinn

Annibal Ramirez / Carlos

Claudia Ferri
Claudia Ferri

Maura Ramirez

Al Waxman
Al Waxman

Carl Mickens - CIA

The Assignment Cast

Name Character
Ben Kingsley He was 53, now 77 years old as Amos
Claudia Ferri She was 2, now 21 years old as Maura Ramirez
Aidan Quinn He was 38, now 62 years old as Annibal Ramirez / Carlos
Liliana Komorowska She was 41, now 65 years old as Agnieska
Céline Bonnier She was 32, now 56 years old as Carla
Al Waxman He was 62, 65 years old when he died as Carl Mickens - CIA
Donald Sutherland He was 62, now 86 years old as Jack Shaw / Henry Fields
Vlasta Vrána He was 47, now 71 years old as KGB Head Officer
Von Flores He was 37, now 61 years old as Koj
Mitchell David Rothpan as Joey Ramirez
Gregory Hlady He was 42, now 66 years old as KGB Aide
Frédéric Desager He was 28, now 52 years old as KGB Agent
Kliment Denchev He was 58, 69 years old when he died as KGB Technician
Yonathan Gordon as Yoni
Gabriel Marian Oseciuc as KGB Agent

The Assignment Crew

Name Department
Lucie Robitaille as Casting. Production
Normand Corbeil as Music Editor. He was 41 (56) years old when He died Sound
Normand Corbeil as Original Music Composer. He was 41 (56) years old when He died Sound
Ryal Cosgrove as Special Effects Coordinator. Crew
Christian Duguay as Camera Operator. He was 40 (now 64) years old Camera
Christian Duguay as Director. He was 40 (now 64) years old Directing
Benjamin Robin as Hairstylist. Costume & Make-Up
Yves Langlois as Editor. He was 50 (now 74) years old Editing
Dan Gordon as Screenplay. He was 50 (18) years old when He died Writing
Franco Battista as Producer. Production
Karen Margiotta as Casting. Production
Tim Monich as Dialect Coach. Crew
Michael Scherer as Stunts Coordinator. He was 35 (now 59) years old Crew
Bruno Philip as Additional Camera. Camera
Michel B. Bordeleau as Supervising Sound Editor. He was 41 (now 65) years old Sound
Philippe Bossé as Still Photographer. Camera
David Saunders as Executive Producer. He was 166 (61) years old when He died Production
Sabi H. Shabtai as Screenplay. Writing
Raymond Legault as Sound Designer. He was 43 (now 67) years old Sound
Renaud Mathieu as Production Manager. Production
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The Assignment (24 years)

  • Release day: Sunday, September 28, 1997
  • Runtime: 119 minutes