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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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Edra Vilnofsky
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Yakov Shlomo
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Benjamin Wise
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Captain Dukas
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Nathan 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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The raid took place on July 4th, 1976 on the 200th anniversary of the United States. There were many Americans on the flight. See more »

Goofs

The aircraft is an Airbus A300, accurately depicted with the passenger cabin and exterior shots, but the flight deck is from a McDonnell Douglas DC-10, with its very distinctive autopilot console and flight engineer panel showing three engine switches (the A300 has two engines). 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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Victory at Entebbe
14 August 2003 | by (Concho, Arizona) – See all my reviews

While I substantially agree with the review by John Barnes, I also believe the film has one or two positive qualities which he neglected to mention. Yes, Mr. Barnes, Victory at Entebbe is a poor quality, third-rate, and hastily-prepared film. But it is NOT worthless.

It was a 1976 attempt to portray a 1976 historical event for a 1976 television audience. That alone lends it a certain historical authenticity. So many films with much higher budgets seem far less genuine simply because they attempt to portray historical events 20, 30, 40+ years after the fact.

Although I did read the book 90 Minutes at Entebbe a number of years ago, I cannot necessarily vouch for the film's complete historical accuracy. However--with the notable exception of the unruly hostages being shot by the commandos--the film appears to be an honest attempt to accurately portray the event.

Nevertheless, due to the film's poor quality, I recommend it only for those who either already have a special interest in the Entebbe raid, or would like to learn about the Entebbe raid. The film actually has more educational than entertainment value.


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