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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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Nomi Haroun
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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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Trivia

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

During what is supposed to be the second take-off scene, the aircraft is rolling on the runway with its nose up, but spoilers raised, indicating that landing stock footage was used instead. 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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They should have stayed down! excellent film
7 January 2007 | by (Belarus) – See all my reviews

I disagree.

I have seen all 3 films of this incident, all have merits.

This is the only one to truly show the bloodiness of the final shootout.

We really see people getting riddled with bullets and blood all over the place, the other 2 shy away from this.

As to the other matter, the Israelis shooting down hostages. well I have also read the book, and in reality, some hostages were caught in the crossfire and killed. They disobeyed directions and stood up.

This was not the fault of the Israeli soldiers, it was the stupidity of the hostages to not listen and obey.

In a counter-terrorist operation like this it is inevitable there will be casualties.

This is the calculated risk.

just because viewers mired on the unrealistic world of Hollywood dross where the good guys always give the bad guy a chance to draw his gun first, and never miss a shot, may not like it, it actually did happen and will happen.

This is the real world: sometimes innocent civilians who don't do as they are told in a counter terrorist situation will be killed, by either side.

They should have stayed down.


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