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Raid on Entebbe (1976)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama, History | TV Movie 9 January 1977
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 Israeli soldiers was Lt. Col. Jonathan "Yoni" Netanyahu.. Written by Nikhil Deo <nikhil_deo@hotmail.com>

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The film cast includes two Oscar nominees: Peter Finch and Martin Balsam; and four Oscar nominees: Robert Loggia, Sylvia Sidney, Jack Warden and James Woods. See more »

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At the beginning of the movie, the passengers appear to be boarding the Air France plane from the rear left door. In all the subsequent shots, they are seen entering from the front left door. See more »

Quotes

Shimon Peres: Intelligence informs us they will begin killing hostages on Sunday.
Yitzhak Rabin: The string has run out, Hmm?
Shimon Peres: Then why are we debating the military plan? Let them go!
Yitzhak Rabin: Because it is not perfect.
Shimon Peres: Yitzhak, that's a joke! Here you are concerned with perfection, and... And we don't have a choice!
Yitzhak Rabin: There will be two hundred of our best people on those planes... I damned well do have a choice!
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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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