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Victory at Entebbe (1976)

In 1976, terrorists high-jack an Air France airplane and divert it to Uganda where they demand to exchange their hostages for fellow terrorists held in Israeli jails.

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Nominated for 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »
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Chana Vilnofsky
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Hershel Vilnofsky
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Etta Grossman-Wise
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An Air France airplane is hijacked by the PLO due the large number of Israeli and Jewish passengers. We follow the action both with the hostages as they cope with confinement and threatened death, and the Israeli cabinet and military that must try to get them out. Written by David Carroll <davidc@atom.ansto.gov.au>

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They considered every possibility - and then did the impossible !


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13 December 1976 (USA)  »

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Unternehmen Entebbe  »

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Trivia

Sixth of seven films that Kirk Douglas and Burt Lancaster made together. See more »

Goofs

Shimon Peres continually mispronounces Yonatan Netanyahu's nickname. It's Yoni with a long o to rhyme with Joanie. He pronounces it to rhyme with Johnny. See more »

Quotes

[after hearing the female terrorist yelling orders in German]
Etta Grossman-Wise: The woman is a Nazi.
Benjamin Wise: Mother, now don't get excited!
Etta Grossman-Wise: I'm not excited. I took a Valium. The woman is still a Nazi.
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Version of Mivtsa Yonatan (1977) See more »

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9 October 2005 | by (New Hampshire) – See all my reviews

This and "Raid on Entebbe" were American all-star takes on the Entebbe rescue. The definitive movie is "Operation Thunderbolt" (in IMDb under its Hebrew name, "Mivtsa Yonatan"). It was the only one made with the cooperation of the Israeli government, and has Israelis in all the Israeli roles.

For movie buffs, though, it's fun spotting well-known actors (like Burt Lancaster) here and in "Raid" whose Judaism was downplayed or concealed by the studios earlier in their careers.

For Star Trek fans, Theodore Bikel (Worf's father) has a major role and Bibi Besch (Dr. Carol Marcus in Star Trek II) appears in passing.


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