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Rosebud (1975)

PG  |   |  Action, Adventure, Drama  |  24 March 1975 (USA)
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In a bold coup a Palestinian terrorist group captures the yacht Rosebud and kidnaps the millionaires five daughters on it. At first they demand film clips to be shown on major European TV ... See full summary »



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In a bold coup a Palestinian terrorist group captures the yacht Rosebud and kidnaps the millionaires five daughters on it. At first they demand film clips to be shown on major European TV stations. Undercover agent Martin is hired to hunt the terrorists down. Written by Tom Zoerner <>

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Operation Rosebud  »

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The countries that the terrorists wanted the message broadcast in simultaneously were France, England, Germany and the USA. See more »


Larry Martin: I'm a British subject. I doubt you have the authority to drag me anywhere. But if you insist, I will go. Now, while I'm in Washington answering a pack of mindless questions, you can arrange your daughter's funeral.
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The opening credits consist of a single screen that bears the title, the statement 'an Otto Preminger Film' the copyright by United Artist and an illustration designed by Saul Bass. See more »


References Citizen Kane (1941) See more »


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Good grasp of politics
31 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

OK so the plot moved a bit slowly, and the dialog was stiff - but one thing stands out. This thing reeks of history. It is a terrorist film decades before its time. It features Palestinian commando's (headed by Arafat, who is mentioned by name)it mentions the Black September group by name. In one scene a top Palestinian (couldn't tell if it was supposed to be Arafat or not) explains the meaning of Jihad or holy war.

Kinda makes one wonder if anyone in our State Department ever saw this movie? I give it a better than average rating simply because its got the historical context correct - - and was decades ahead of its time.

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