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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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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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As most of this film was shot at the Stockton Airport in California, it's very obvious that the production had the assistance of the California National Guard that has a facility there. The C-130's are all National Guard aircraft. their camouflage being very different from that of Israel. All of the vehicles were of national guard origin. The Ford M5A1 "jeeps" (mutts) were then in use in active military and national guard. In the film both the Israelis and Ugandans were driving them. When the Ugandan reinforcements arrive, they're driving current "deuce and a half" trucks that would only be found in the current US military, Uganda would have most likely had old hand-me-down UK equipment. See more »

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Air France's two-letter airline code is AF, not AR as shown on the flight information screen in Paris. See more »

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Wilfred Boese: I don't want to kill you Mr. Cooper. I want to be civilized. So please get off the plane with the other passengers?
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High production values score a direct hit
29 December 1999 | by (Arizona) – See all my reviews

Compared to its other US competitor, "Victory at Entebbe"(1976) this film displays higher production values and more attention to detail than "Victory" does. For instance, the Air France uniforms are much more realistic in this picture, whereas in the other production the costume designers resorted to just using U.S. Navy and Coast Guard shoulder boards. Also Idi Amin (Yaphet Kotto) gets a much better costume, much more realistic than the ridiculous getup Julius Harris had to wear in "Victory at Entebbe".I think the secret is that in doing this picture, and the definitive Israeli Golan-Globus work, "Operation Thunderbolt"(Mivtza Yonatan)(1977); the film makers were given much more time to prepare their production than ABC gave David L. Wolper in doing "Victory at Entebbe", which was shot on videotape like a soap opera, later transferred to film. It is an excellent lesson for film students that time spent on a project avails much. For this picture and "Thunderbolt" are much better films, even though in some respects "Victory at Entebbe" had more "big names" than "Raid" or "Thunderbolt". It seems all to be in the execution.


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