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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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Trivia

One of 2 American productions based on the event. In This version Yaphet Kotto plays Ugandan dictator Idi Amin. In the other production, "Victory at Entebbe (1976)," Julius Harris plays Idi Amin. Both these actors played the Villains in the James Bond film "Live and Let Die (1973)." Kotto the head villain and Harris his henchman. See more »

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One of the El Al aircraft has a US Registry number, beginning with the letter N, as opposed to an Israeli registration which begins with 4X. However, this could be a simple case of El Al, like many airlines in real life, leasing an aircraft carrying a foreign registration. See more »

Quotes

Brig. Gen. Dan Shomron: There's a small army on the move and they are still debating!
Brig. Gen. Dan Shomron: It's crazy!
Lt. Col. Yonatan 'Yoni' Netanyahu: It's democracy.
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Referenced in All in the Family: Archie the Liberal (1977) See more »

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The better of the two about the incident.
8 February 2000 | by (Auburn, Me) – See all my reviews

Two made for television movies came out within a year of each other about this incident. Both were good films but this one seems a tad better due to the higher caliber of actors hired. The direction is also better as are the costumes and props used. However don't pass up the other "Victory at Entebbe."


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