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

Quotes

Capt. Sammy Berg: Well, if this thing works, I'll kiss Amin's foot.
Capt. Michel Becaud: It went well.
Capt. Sammy Berg: If you meant it didn't take too much time, yea.
Capt. Michel Becaud: Speed is important...
Capt. Sammy Berg: Speed, right, but when all those men run into the terminal, it will be the biggest noise to hit africa since the elephants stampeded!
Capt. Michel Becaud: Now listen, Sammy...
Lt. Col. Yonatan 'Yoni' Netanyahu: Sam's right...
Capt. Sammy Berg: Goodbye surprise!
Lt. Col. Yonatan 'Yoni' Netanyahu: Surprise will be gone...
Lt. Col. Yonatan 'Yoni' Netanyahu: We need to hit the terminal with less men.
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Story of Isreali raid to release hostages taken on Air France.
7 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is an excellent made for TV movie which will cause even non-Jewish viewers to feel pride. The Isreali government assisted in the production of a similar movie, "Operation Thunderbolt" which is very accurate historically and should also be seen for comparison. That movie used actual Isreali soldiers and several survivors of the incident. "Raid on Entebbe" is a much smoother and more enjoyable production. The cast worked very well together. This was Peter Finch's last movie. Charles Bronson is at his best. An interesting blooper is that Yoni Netanyahu was a Lt. Colonel, but is shown in the uniform of a full Colonel. Don't let that ruin the movie for you, though, it should be in every historical and military collection.


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