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Mivtsa Yonatan (1977)

PG  |   |  Action, Drama, History  |  27 January 1978 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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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
Gabi Amrani ...
Maj. Gen. Benny Peled (as Gaby Amrani)
Mark Heath ...
Henri Czarniak ...
Michel Bacos
Rolf Eden ...
Air France Co-Pilot
Shoshana Shani ...
Alma Raviv
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

Col. Yonatan Netanyahu was the older brother of Benjamin Netanyahu, the future Israeli prime minister. See more »

Goofs

The aircraft interior in this film indicated that the aircraft was a single aisle narrow body aircraft. But the real life aircraft involved in the hijacking (Airbus A300) was a twin aisle wide body 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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Referenced in Eretz Nehederet: Episode #9.9 (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Eretz Tzvi
Lyrics by Telma Alyagon-Roz
Music by Dov Seltzer
Performed by Yehoram Gaon
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Amazing retelling of a great victory
18 April 1999 | by (Covington, WA) – See all my reviews

This is an amazing retelling of Israel's great Entebbe victory. It doesn't sink into melodrama, but shows us how all the pieces were brought together for this singular achievement. Exciting, gripping, and with a sense of realism rarely seen.


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