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Victory at Entebbe (1976)

In 1976, terrorists hijack 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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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 commander of the Israeli paratroopers, Lieutenant Colonel Yonathan Netanyahu (Richard Dreyfuss) was the brother of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Yonni, as friends knew him, was the only member of the platoon to die during the actual raid, when he was struck in the back by a sniper's bullet. See more »

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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 »

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[repeated line]
Shimon Peres: The government of Israel does not negotiate with terrorists!
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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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