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13 December 1976 (USA) See more »
They considered every possibility - and then did the impossible !
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Nominated for 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 nomination See more »
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  (in credits order)

Helmut Berger ... Wilfried Böse

Linda Blair ... Chana Vilnofsky

Kirk Douglas ... Hershel Vilnofsky

Richard Dreyfuss ... Colonel Yonatan 'Yonni' Netanyahu

Helen Hayes ... Etta Grossman-Wise

Burt Lancaster ... Shimon Peres

Elizabeth Taylor ... Edra Vilnofsky

Theodore Bikel ... Yakov Shlomo

David Groh ... Benjamin Wise

Anthony Hopkins ... Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin

Christian Marquand ... Captain Dukas

Jessica Walter ... Nomi Haroun

Harris Yulin ... General Dan Shomron

Allan Miller ... Nathan Haroun

Bibi Besch ... German Woman

Julius Harris ... President Idi Amin (as Julius W. Harris)

Stefan Gierasch ... General Mordecai Gur

David Sheiner ... Aaron Olav

Severn Darden ... Moshe Meyer

Ben Hammer ... Yaakobi
Anthony James ... Gamal Fahmy
Victor Mohica ... Jaif

Samantha Harper ... Nan Peyser

Philip Sterling ... Colonel Bar-Lev
Erica Yohn ... Belgian Woman
Lilyan Chauvin ... French Nun

Miriam Byrd-Nethery ... Nun's Ward

Zitto Kazann ... Peruvian
Jessica St. John ... Parisienne

Kristina Wayborn ... Claudine

Austin Stoker ... Dr. Ghota

Dimitri Logothetis ... Young Soldier
Jenny Maybrook ... Captain Abi

Than Wyenn ... Rabin's Aide
Eunice Christopher ... Israeli Intelligence Worker

Pitt Herbert ... Passenger #1
Barbara Carney ... Passenger #2
Michael Mullins ... Aryeh
Vera Mandell ... Young Mother
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paul Bradley ... Man in Photo Behind Rabin (uncredited)
David Mandel-Bloch ... Passenger (uncredited)

Directed by
Marvin J. Chomsky 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ernest Kinoy 

Produced by
Robert Guenette .... producer
Albert J. Simon .... associate producer
David L. Wolper .... executive producer
Original Music by
Charles Fox 
Cinematography by
Jim Kilgore 
Film Editing by
Michael Gavaldon 
Jim McElroy 
David Saxon 
Casting by
Lynn Stalmaster 
Production Design by
Edward Stephenson 
Set Decoration by
Chuck Rutherford  (as Charles Rutherford)
Costume Design by
Jack Martell 
Makeup Department
Gary Liddiard .... makeup artist
Alfreda Joan Phillips .... hair stylist (as Alfreda J. Phillips)
Elaina P. Schulman .... key hair stylist
Production Management
George Taylor .... post-production supervisor
Phillips Wylly Sr. .... production manager (as Phillips Wylly)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Donald L. Gold .... assistant director (as Donald Gold)
Art Department
Garvin Eddy .... assistant to art director
Sound Department
Bob Biggart .... sound editor (as Robert A. Biggart)
Pat Somerset .... sound editor (as Patrick Somerset)
Bill Wistrom .... sound editor
Special Effects by
Joseph A. Unsinn .... special effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Lew Adams .... camera operator
Richard Alarian .... gaffer
Samuel E. Dowlen .... camera operator
Mike Keeler .... camera operator
Jim Kilgore .... lighting director (as James Kilgore)
Frank Palmer .... key grip
Gary Stanton .... camera operator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Victor Bergstrand .... wardrobe assistant (as Vic Bergstrand)
Music Department
Dan Wallin .... music scoring mixer
Transportation Department
Donald P. Desmond .... transportation co-captain (uncredited)
Thomas A. Gordon .... driver (uncredited)
Other crew
Don Corvan .... stage manager
Linda Day .... script supervisor
Christina Hornisher .... assistant to producer
Ken Lamkin .... technical director
Marla B. Liebling .... production assistant
Eve Light .... production assistant
Julian Ludwig .... production associate
Mark Sanford .... video
Susan Weber-Gold .... production assistant (as Susan Weber)
Wendy Winter .... production assistant

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119 min
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Did You Know?

The commander of the Israeli paratroopers, Lt Col Yonatan Netanyahu (played by Richard Dreyfuss) was the brother of Israeli political leader 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 »
Revealing mistakes: 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 »
[at Entebbe Airport, as he sees a blue car and some men approaching the plane]
Aaron Olav:[excited] They're Israelis! They're going to get us out of here!
Benjamin Wise:I don't think they're Israelis.
Aaron Olav:No, they're Jews! You can tell! I'm telling you! It's alright!
[the female terrorists runs to the men and hugs them]
Benjamin Wise:I don't think they're Jews.
Aaron Olav:[surprised] Oh. Where do they come from?
Benjamin Wise:Probably Kampala. It's about 30 kilometers from here.
Nathan Haroun:Well, they're...
Aaron Olav:Arabs. Arabs... You can tell... Arabs.
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Movie Connections:
Version of Mivtsa Yonatan (1977)See more »


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12 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Okay., 9 August 2005
Author: iloveperth from United States

After viewing both versions of the Entebbe rescue (the Encore Drama channel is showing both of them this month), I have to definitely say that this is the weaker of the two. While the true story is exciting and excellent, the bargain basement sets (most of this movie looks as though it were being filmed in an abandoned high school!), melodramatic overacting (Linda Blair and Liz Taylor I'm looking at you) and terrible Nazi caricatures really take away from the wonderful rescue story at hand. This is basically a soap opera, Hollywood version of a true story.

I'm sorry, but when Linda Blair walked around with that damn box of chocolates, I was ready to beat her up myself. If you want a great account of the Entebbe rescue, I'd highly recommend 'Raid on Entebbe' instead.

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