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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9 January 1977 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Released theatrically in Finland. See more »

Goofs

Although the special effects show that two of the terrorists have shot several rounds through the door (just before they are both killed), there are no holes in the door where the bullets have just "passed." See more »

Quotes

Wilfred Boese: Any other problem, Mr. spokesman?
Daniel Cooper: My name is Daniel Cooper.
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Connections

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

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Great film
6 February 2002 | by (Nashville, Tennessee) – See all my reviews

I first saw this movie as a kid, but didn't remember it until I rented it a few weeks ago. This is a very gripping film, one that manages to get across the enormous amount of stress the Israeli government faced as they decided how to deal with a precarious situation. This mission took a tremendous amount of courage, which is reflected in the film. The scene where the commandos are singing on the plane conveyed the solidarity and stalwartness of the Israeli people as they rushed to the rescue of their own people.


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