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Raid on Entebbe (1976)

TV Movie  -   -  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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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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Horst Buchholz and Charles Bronson had previously starred in The Magnificent Seven (1960) together. See more »

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When one of the hostages noticed that another Mrs. Loeb is dead she screams oh Mrs. Loeb without moving her lips See more »

Quotes

Capt. Sammy Berg: Well, if this thing works, I'll kiss Amin's foot.
Capt. Michel Becaud: It went well.
Capt. Sammy Berg: If you meant it didn't take too much time, yea.
Capt. Michel Becaud: Speed is important...
Capt. Sammy Berg: Speed, right, but when all those men run into the terminal, it will be the biggest noise to hit africa since the elephants stampeded!
Capt. Michel Becaud: Now listen, Sammy...
Lt. Col. Yonatan 'Yoni' Netanyahu: Sam's right...
Capt. Sammy Berg: Goodbye surprise!
Lt. Col. Yonatan 'Yoni' Netanyahu: Surprise will be gone...
Lt. Col. Yonatan 'Yoni' Netanyahu: We need to hit the terminal with less men.
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Excellent and true to history
18 September 2001 | by (Pittsburgh, PA) – See all my reviews

A film that is historically accurate, Raid on Entebbe is engrossing and exciting to watch. The actual raid on Entebbe was itself a very daring rescue, and it translates extremely well to film. Even though you know the outcome in advance, you will find yourself wanting to stay with the film until the end. The actors are all excellent, and the sets extremely realistic. Yaphet Kotto gives a great performance as Idi Amin, portraying the Ugandan president as mix of grandstander, egomaniac, and thinly disguised madman; the movie is worth watching for Kotto's performance alone. While made almost 25 years ago, Raid on Entebbe remains an exciting film that has aged well and is still very enjoyable to watch.


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