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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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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

Actor Yaphet Kotto, who plays Ugandan President Idi Amin, Jr., is Jewish. 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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Capt. Sammy Berg: [discussing a military attack] It'll be the biggest noise to hit Africa since the elephants stampeded.
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Referenced in All in the Family: Archie the Liberal (1977) See more »

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Seems a bit underrated
26 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Considering that this movie was made in 1977, surrounding events that happened not to long ago from then, I would certainly place it in a higher position than it currently is. With regards to authenticity, the Israeli and Mossad PR department seems to given full cooperation when it came to all the details surrounding the event because absolutely nothing seemed out of place in the sets. Every piece of equipment, uniform and aircraft were surprisingly authentic. All this would have been useless without a proper cast and the same is most certainly delivered. There isn't a lot of action until the climax but even the slower sequences will keep you gripped until that arrives. This movie is very detailed, realistic and authentic and would be classified as a must watch in my book.


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