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Raid on Entebbe (1976)

TV Movie  |  Not Rated  |   |  Action, Drama, History  |  9 January 1977 (USA)
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True story of a daring Israeli commando assault on the Entebbe Airport in Uganda to free hostages of a terrorist hijacking.

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Wilfred Boese (as Horst Bucholz)
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Capt. Sammy Berg
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Storyline

Based on a true Military operation by Israeli commandos. An Air France flight is hijacked by the PFLP. The plane has about 100 Jewish passengers. The plane is grounded in Uganda. Israelis would not negotiate. The movie then shows how less than 500 soldiers actually flew so far and rescued the passengers in one of the most successful Military operations in history. The only casualty for Israely soldiers was Lt. Col. Jonathan "Yoni" Netanyahu.. Written by Nikhil Deo <nikhil_deo@hotmail.com>

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The Flight Crew shown in the film, with the exception of the "pilot" (who was an extra), were the actual 115th crew who flew the aircraft in the movie. See more »

Goofs

Several Jewish hostages were killed by the commandos, an event which is not portrayed in the film. These were Jean-Jacques Maimoni, a 19 year old French Jew, who was mistaken for a hijacker; Pasco Cohen, a 52 year old Israeli and Ida Borochovitch, a 56 year old Russian Jew. See more »

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Mrs. Berg: Sammy? Where are you going?
Capt. Sammy Berg: Uh, I'm going out.
Mrs. Berg: What do you mean, "out?" On the Sabbath?
Capt. Sammy Berg: I'm just going to see some friends.
Mrs. Berg: Who?
Capt. Sammy Berg: Friends, you know, from work. You don't know them, actually. Uh, I'm going fishing in the morning.
Mrs. Berg: Have fun.
[kisses him]
Capt. Sammy Berg: Okay.
Mr. Berg: Samuel - be careful.
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Excellent drama that should be viewed by all who seek an action thriller based on a true event.
2 December 2002 | by (Ann Arbor, Michigan) – See all my reviews

This movie was excellent, even for a 1977 TV movie, and I would recommend it to everyone although it is Out of Print and only available on VHS. You can still find copies of it on eBay and at old video stores. This movie is gripping from the beginning to end with a superb climax rescue scene at the end of the hostage crisis. Anyone should see this movie, particularly those who like military/action movies that are based on true events. THIS MOVIE MUST BE SEEN!


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