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gere_???
,_,
willis_NP
,_,
poitier_RBR
chase_NN
each_DT
other_JJ
around_IN
the_DT
world_NN
the_DT
jackal_NN
a_DT
film_NN
review_NN
by_IN
michael_NP
redman_NP
copyright_NN
1997_CD
by_IN
michael_NP
redman_NP
when_CS
the_DT
soviet_JJ
union_NN
imploded_VBN
,_,
the_DT
western_JJ
countries_NNS
lost_VBN
their_PP$
shadow_NN
._.
with_IN
the_DT
united_JJ
states_NNS
friendly_JJ
with_IN
the_DT
russians_NNS
,_,
we_PP
no_DT
longer_JJR
had_HVD
an_DT
entity_NN
to_IN
blame_NN
for_IN
the_DT
world_NN
's_POS
problems_NNS
._.
this_DT
showed_VBD
up_RP
in_IN
hollywood_NP
films_NNS
as_IN
the_DT
communist_JJ
government_NN
was_BEDZ
no_DT
longer_JJR
the_DT
easy_JJ
bad_JJ
guy_NN
._.
it_PP
's_BEZ
time_NN
to_IN
rejoice_VB
because_CS
we've_???
found_VB
our_PP$
new_JJ
villain_NN
._.
now_RB
it_PP
's_BEZ
no_DT
longer_JJR
the_DT
russian_JJ
government_NN
who_WP
sends_VBZ
killers_NNS
out_RP
into_IN
foreign_JJ
lands_NNS
,_,
it_PP
's_BEZ
the_DT
russian_JJ
_mafia__???
._.
a_DT
perfect_JJ
solution_NN
,_,
it_PP
combines_VBZ
the_DT
dread_NN
of_IN
organized_JJ
crime_NN
and_CC
the_DT
still-present_NN
uneasiness_NN
with_IN
the_DT
former_DT
eastern_JJ
block_NN
countries_NNS
._.
best_JJS
of_IN
all_PDT
,_,
the_DT
villains_NNS
are_BER
still_RB
foreigners_NNS
:_:
fear_NN
of_IN
the_DT
other_JJ
always_RB
plays_VBZ
best_RBS
._.
so_RB
it_PP
is_BEZ
a_DT
crime_NN
lord_NN
in_IN
moscow_NP
that_CS
sends_VBZ
legendary_JJ
hitman_NN
the_DT
jackal_NN
(_(
bruce_NP
willis_NP
)_)
to_IN
assassinate_JJ
a_DT
highly_RB
placed_VBN
us_PP
government_NN
figure_NN
in_IN
retaliation_NN
for_IN
the_DT
death_NN
of_IN
his_PP$
brother_NN
during_IN
a_DT
nightclub_???
raid_NN
._.
the_DT
fbi_NP
is_BEZ
at_IN
a_DT
loss_NN
as_IN
to_IN
how_WRB
to_TO
protect_VB
the_DT
target_NN
from_IN
someone_PN
they're_???
not_XNOT
sure_JJ
even_RB
exists_VBZ
._.
coming_VBG
to_IN
their_PP$
rescue_NN
is_BEZ
former_DT
ira_NP
operative_JJ
declan_NP
mulqueen_IN
(_(
richard_NP
gere_???
)_(
who_NP
is_BEZ
temporarily_RB
released_VBN
from_IN
prison_NN
to_IN
assist_VB
fbi_NP
agent_NN
carter_NP
preston_NP
(_(
sidney_NP
poitier_NN
)_)
and_CC
russian_JJ
major_JJ
valentina_NN
koslova_NP
(_(
diane_NP
venora_FW
)_)
._.
mulqueen_IN
's_CD
ex-girlfriend_NN
basque_JJ
terrorist_NN
isabella_NP
(_(
mathilda_NP
may_NP
)_)
is_BEZ
the_DT
only_RB
person_NN
who_WP
has_HVZ
seen_VBN
the_DT
elusive_JJ
jackal_NN
._.
(_)
presumably_RB
there_EX
is_BEZ
an_DT
exclusive_JJ
international_JJ
terrorist_NN
club_NN
somewhere_RB
where_CS
the_DT
three_CD
met_VBD
._.
)_)
the_DT
film_NN
follows_VBZ
two_CD
parallel_JJ
tracks_NNS
as_IN
the_DT
jackal_NN
prepares_VBZ
for_IN
his_PP$
$_???
70_CD
million_NN
hit_VBD
and_CC
mulqueen_IN
attempts_NNS
to_IN
locate_VB
him_PP
while_CS
preston_NP
makes_VBZ
sure_JJ
that_CS
the_DT
irishman_NN
doesn't_DOZ
slip_VB
away_RB
._.
crossing_NN
numerous_JJ
borders_NNS
and_CC
donning_VBG
various_JJ
disguises_NNS
for_IN
both_PDT
himself_NN
and_CC
his_PP$
mini-van_NN
,_,
the_DT
killer_NN
is_BEZ
always_RB
one_CD
step_NN
ahead_RB
of_IN
his_PP$
pursuers_NNS
._.
being_BEG
very_RB
loosely_RB
based_VBN
on_IN
the_DT
same_DT
book_NN
the_DT
1973_CD
thriller_NN
"_"
the_DT
day_NN
of_IN
the_DT
jackal_NN
"_"
,_,
comparison_NN
between_IN
the_DT
two_CD
films_NNS
is_BEZ
inevitable_JJ
._.
there_EX
is_BEZ
no_DT
doubt_NN
that_CS
the_DT
original_JJ
is_BEZ
the_DT
better_JJR
movie_NN
,_,
playing_VBG
the_DT
story_NN
for_IN
suspense_NN
rather_RB
than_CS
the_DT
current_JJ
action_NN
/_SYM
adventure_NN
._.
as_CS
a_DT
mystery_NN
,_,
"_"
the_DT
jackal_NN
"_"
has_HVZ
enough_RB
holes_NNS
in_IN
it_PP
to_IN
ruin_NN
the_DT
tale_NN
,_,
but_CC
if_CS
you_PP
can_MD
accept_VB
it_PP
for_IN
what_WDT
it_PP
is_BEZ
,_,
there_RB
's_POS
entertainment_NN
to_IN
be_BE
had_HVD
._.
holes_NNS
?_?
let_VB
's_NNS
see_VB
?_?
a_DT
pivotal_JJ
clue_NN
for_IN
mulqueen_IN
is_BEZ
so_CS
obscure_JJ
that_CS
he_PP
must_MD
possess_VB
psychic_JJ
powers_NNS
to_IN
pick_NP
it_PP
up_IN
._.
for_IN
a_DT
20-year_JJ
veteran_NN
that_CS
can_MD
command_VB
the_DT
big_JJ
bucks_NNS
,_,
the_DT
jackal_NN
is_BEZ
an_DT
incredibly_RB
poor_JJ
shot_NN
._.
the_DT
final_JJ
scene_NN
between_IN
gere_???
and_CC
willis_NP
occurs_VBZ
in_IN
a_DT
location_NN
that_CS
should_MD
be_BE
mobbed_VBN
with_IN
police_NNS
,_,
but_CC
it_PP
's_BEZ
just_RB
the_DT
two_CD
of_IN
them_PP
._.
willis_NP
'_"
disguises_NNS
usually_RB
look_VB
like_IN
bruce_NP
willis_NP
and_CC
are_BER
just_RB
as_IN
interesting_JJ
as_CS
val_NP
kilmer_NN
's_POS
in_CD
"_"
the_DT
saint_NN
"_"
._.
(_)
and_CC
lest_CS
you_PP
misunderstand_VB
,_,
that_CS
's_BEZ
not_XNOT
a_DT
compliment_NN
._.
)_)
but_CC
the_DT
three_CD
stars_NNS
are_BER
fun_JJ
to_TO
watch_VB
._.
it_PP
's_BEZ
good_JJ
to_TO
see_VB
gere_???
in_CD
something_PN
other_JJ
than_CS
a_DT
business_NN
suit_NN
._.
willis_NP
has_HVZ
a_DT
mixed_JJ
history_NN
in_IN
picking_VBG
projects_NNS
,_,
but_CC
his_PP$
characters_NNS
are_BER
always_RB
watchable_JJ
._.
poitier_RBR
is_BEZ
by_IN
far_RB
the_DT
superior_JJ
actor_NN
,_,
but_CC
has_HVZ
limited_VBN
screen_NN
time_NN
._.
the_DT
problems_NNS
in_IN
logic_NN
are_BER
flaws_NNS
,_,
but_CC
don't_DO
ruin_NN
the_DT
experience_NN
._.
occasionally_RB
there_EX
are_BER
movies_NNS
that_CS
transcend_NN
their_PP$
blemishes_NNS
._.
this_DT
is_BEZ
one_CD
of_IN
them_PP
._.
[_???
the_DT
appeared_VBD
in_IN
the_DT
97_CD
/_SYM
97_CD
/_SYM
97_CD
"_"
bloomington_NP
voice_NN
"_"
,_,
bloomington_NP
,_,
indiana_NP
]_???