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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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Storyline

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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9 January 1977 (USA)  »

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$3,500,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Actor Yaphet Kotto, who plays Ugandan President Idi Amin, Jr., is Jewish. See more »

Goofs

When one of the hostages noticed that another Mrs. Loeb is dead she screams oh Mrs. Loeb without moving her lips See more »

Quotes

Capt. Sammy Berg: [discussing a military attack] It'll be the biggest noise to hit Africa since the elephants stampeded.
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Edited into Operation Thunderbolt: Entebbe (2000) See more »

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Very Gripping
28 November 1998 | by (Berkeley,CA) – See all my reviews

I had no doubts or opinions about the story line since it was based on an actual incident.But the direction was very good and the suspense was steadily built up until the climax. 2 hours of solid,non-stop thrill.


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