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21 Hours at Munich (1976)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | History | Sport  -  7 November 1976 (USA)
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A dramatization of the incident in 1972 when Arab terrorists broke into the Olympic compound in Munich and murdered 11 Israeli athletes.

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Chief of Police Manfred Schreiber
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Anneliese Graes
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Michael Degen ...
Mohammed Khadif
Djamchid 'Jim' Soheili ...
Touny (as Djamchid Soheili)
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Feldhaus
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Ernest Lenart ...
Ben Horin
Osman Ragheb ...
Prime Minister Sedki
James Hurley ...
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The infamous attack on Isreali athletes and coaches in the Olympic Village during the 1972 Munich Olympics is chronicled in this made-for-TV movie and supplemented with archive footage from the actual games. Members of the Palestinian Black September Movement kill two and hold nine others as hostages to exchange for hundreds of Arab prisoners in Isreali jails. The Isreali government adheres to its policy of not negotiating with terrorists, and German Holocaust guilt will not permit West German officials to allow the terrorists to leave the country with the hostages. Therefore, it falls to Chief of Police Manfred Schreiber to delay fulfilling the Palestinian demands through ongoing negotiation, but sooner or later he knows that tough decisions will have to be made. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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The most violent episode in the history of terrorism.


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Twenty-One Hours at Munich  »

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The three surviving terrorists were later traded by Germany as part of the Lufthansa hi-jacking negotiation. See more »

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Chief of Police Manfred Schreiber: [Shocked when the terrorists take the helicopter pilots prisoner] What the hell are they doing?
General Zvi Zamir: [Bitterly] They are Arab terrorists. They are breaking their word.
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28 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

21 Hours at Munich (1976)

*** (out of 4)

Pretty good made for TV movie about the 1972 Olympics in Munich, Germany where Arab terrorists kidnapped and murdered eleven Israeli athletes. I don't know the entire history of the events surrounding this attack but if this film stays true to what really happened then I can't help but blame the German government and their security at the Olympics. I really couldn't believe how stupid some of the decisions made where and I really wonder what this event would do in today's world where God knows there's a lot more media. As for the film itself, it's entertaining throughout but it never gets too dramatic and the direction lacks any real style or flair. William Holden gives a good performance as the head Munich guy trying to get everything done while Franco Nero steals the show as the head terrorist. Nero is downright brilliant in his part with a look that could kill. I liked how Nero played the part of a thinking man and this really comes across well.


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