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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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Daniel Cooper
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Wilfred Boese (as Horst Bucholz)
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Yigal Allon
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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

Peter Finch's final acting role. He would receive a posthumous Emmy nomination just six months after winning his Oscar for Network (1976). 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 »

Quotes

Wilfred Boese: I don't want to kill you Mr. Cooper. I want to be civilized. So please get off the plane with the other passengers?
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Connections

Edited into Operation Thunderbolt: Entebbe (2000) See more »

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Excellent and true to history
18 September 2001 | by (Pittsburgh, PA) – See all my reviews

A film that is historically accurate, Raid on Entebbe is engrossing and exciting to watch. The actual raid on Entebbe was itself a very daring rescue, and it translates extremely well to film. Even though you know the outcome in advance, you will find yourself wanting to stay with the film until the end. The actors are all excellent, and the sets extremely realistic. Yaphet Kotto gives a great performance as Idi Amin, portraying the Ugandan president as mix of grandstander, egomaniac, and thinly disguised madman; the movie is worth watching for Kotto's performance alone. While made almost 25 years ago, Raid on Entebbe remains an exciting film that has aged well and is still very enjoyable to watch.


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