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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 »

Goofs

President Idi Amin is shown driving around Entebbe airport talking on the phone. Among the aircraft in the background are Chinook helicopters, but there were no such helicopters in service with the Ugandan forces. See more »

Quotes

Yitzhak Rabin: How many Israelis are on that plane?
Gad Yaakobi: About 100.
Yitzhak Rabin: That's a problem.
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Version of Mivtsa Yonatan (1977) See more »

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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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