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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Chief of Police Manfred Schreiber
Anneliese Graes
Noel Willman ...
Interior Minister Bruno Merk
Georg Marischka ...
Else Quecke ...
Michael Degen ...
Mohammed Khadif
Djamchid 'Jim' Soheili ...
Touny (as Djamchid Soheili)
Walter Kohut ...
Schreiber's Aide
Ernest Lenart ...
Ben Horin
Osman Ragheb ...
Prime Minister Sedki
James Hurley ...


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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7 November 1976 (USA)  »

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Twenty-One Hours at Munich  »

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True Story Is Well Told
13 December 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film has the look of a theater film instead of a made for television film. Overall it is very satisfying. William Holden does a very good job portraying the West German Police Captain in charge. The supporting members around him are very good as well.

The Black September kidnapping attempt of part of the Isreali Olympic team at the 1972 Munich Olympic games is not just a tragedy, but cast a bit of a shadow on the Olympics first visit to Germany since the 1936 Nazi affair. Unfortunately, terrorism seems to have gotten even worse than this incident, but this film tells the story very well about 1972 terrorism.

I watched this on an HD broadcast and am very impressed with the quality of the film picture in HD for this 1976 production. The film feels quite authentic, and looks quite so being done only 4 years after the actual events. The Director of this film has over 130 TV & Movie credits in his career and his work here is as good as any on his resume.

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