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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Yehoram Gaon ...
Gila Almagor ...
Nurit Aviv
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Shuki (as Assaf Dayan)
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Halima
Arik Lavie ...
Shmuel Rodensky ...
Family Representative
Shaike Ophir ...
Gadi Arnon (as Shai K. Ophir)
Reuven Bar-Yotam ...
Avraham Ben-David
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Gavriel, a passnger (as Gaby Amrani)
Mark Heath ...
Henri Czarniak ...
Michel Bacos
Rolf Eden ...
Air France Co-Pilot
Shoshana Shani-Lavie ...
Alma Raviv (as Shoshana Shani)
Oded Teomi ...
Dan Zamir
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In July 1976, an Air France flight from Tel-Aviv to Paris via Athens was hijacked and forced to land in Entebbe, Uganda. The Jewish passengers were separated and held hostage in demand to release many terrorists held in Israeli prisons. After much debate, the Israeli government sent an elite commando unit to raid the airfield and release the hostages. The film is based on the true facts and follows the events since the flight's takeoff and until the hostages' return to Israel. Written by Yuval Kfir <yuval@valor.com>

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The world watched... The world waited... And then the world cheered

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27 January 1978 (USA)  »

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Operation Thunderbolt  »

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$2,500,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

a cargo plane pilot said that he was tired and couldn't continue flying the cargo plane, in which Menahem Golan (the director of the film) grabbed an UZI and points at head of the pilot and Golan says "You better go back to the cockpit, and do what I'm telling you". See more »

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Exterior shots of an actual Air France Airbus A300 are accurately used at the beginning of the movie. Once the plane lands in Benghazi and for the rest of the movie, a Boeing 707 in grossly inaccurate Air France colors is shown, supposedly depicting the same aircraft. See more »

Quotes

Wilfried Boese: This plane now is under our control. It will answer to the name of "Haifa". And only to that name.
Ephraim Raviv: How dare he call the plane "Haifa"?
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Connections

Edited into Operation Thunderbolt: Entebbe (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Eretz Tzvi
Lyrics by Telma Alyagon-Roz
Music by Dov Seltzer
Performed by Yehoram Gaon
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Mediocre P.O.S.
11 June 2003 | by (Hollywood, CA) – See all my reviews

Golan & Globus at their best, which is to say it's a mediocre movie. A one and a half hour movie crammed into two hours.

I was surprised they didn't have an epilogue, since it's history it would have been nice. Not nearly as good or as historic as "Raid on Entebbe."

It's only bad enough to be entertaining in a few spots. Klaus Kinski is wasted and Sybil Danning is dressed with HUGE sunglasses and a potato sack for a dress.


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