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Victory at Entebbe (1976)

TV Movie  -   -  Action | Drama | History  -  13 December 1976 (USA)
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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... See full summary »

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Chana Vilnofsky
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Hershel Vilnofsky
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Etta Grossman-Wise
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Edra Vilnofsky
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Yakov Shlomo
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Nomi Haroun
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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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It was in production at about the same time as Raid on Entebbe (1976), another TV production about the same incident. The shows aired on American TV less than a month apart. 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 »

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[as he comes home]
Hershel Vilnofsky: Edra? Edra? Where are you? Edra... you heard it on the radio?
Edra Vilnofsky: I... I left the groceries on the table.
Hershel Vilnofsky: You heard? About the plane?
Edra Vilnofsky: There's... frozen orange juice. It should go in the... refrigerator.
Hershel Vilnofsky: For God's sake, what are you talking about, frozen orange juice? Chana... is in the plane. With terrorists!
Edra Vilnofsky: I... I've been thinking. I should... never have let her wear that red ribbon.
Hershel Vilnofsky: [as he browses through the radio channels] What red ribbon?
Edra Vilnofsky: Around her neck.
Hershel Vilnofsky: [turns the radio off]
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Great story, bad movie
28 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a bad movie. The real story of the Entebbe rescue was much more exciting and interesting than this. Everything about the movie, apart from the star-studded cast, screams low-budget. But even the stars can't save this movie: Kirk Douglas and Liz Taylor overact horribly. So does the guy who plays Idi Amin, but I suspect Amin was even worse in real life so I'll cut him some slack. Anthony Hopkins and Richard Dreyfuss perform well, though. The woman who plays the female German terrorist is a caricature of a Nazi. The characterization is paper-thin, though that is perhaps understandable given the number of characters. A lot of the dialogue is awful, a part near the beginning where Linda Blair is having an insipid conversation with her new beaux actually made me laugh out loud. The effort to humanize the male German terrorist was silly and pointless. I haven't seen the other two movies about Entebbe, but don't watch this one. Read a book about it instead.


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