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
I have no particular affinity for the Isralies. I just happen to believe that genocide is evil, no matter who the victims are. Wheteher is be Israeli, Darfur, or Sunni Muslims in Iraq, it is evil.
This film did a credible job of showing this evil by giving us another picture of what happened in Munich in 1972. It should be seen by all to know how morally bankrupt those people are that practice genocide.
William Holden gave a great performance in one of his last films as the police chief. Franco Nero (Camelot, The Virgin and the Gypsy) was equally good as the terrorist leader.
Check this out when is shows on cable.
3 of 6 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this