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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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9 January 1977 (USA)  »

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$3,500,000 (estimated)
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The narrator states at the end of the film that it's unknown what happened to Dora Bloch (played by Sylvia Sidney), who had been taken to the hospital. It was later learned that she was murdered in Kampala. Her remains were found outside of Kampala in 1979 and were flown to Israel for burial. See more »

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When the Israelis embark on their raid, they utilize two C-130's and a Boeing 707. In the film the "707" is in reality a Douglas DC8. See more »

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Yitzhak Rabin: [realising an Air France flight is late] Have we heard anything from the French?
Gad Yaakobi: Not a word.
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Edited into Operation Thunderbolt: Entebbe (2000) See more »

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Gripping Drama From Beginning To End
27 June 2000 | by (Durham Region, Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

This was a superb account of the Israeli raid to rescue Jewish hostages held at the Entebbe airport after a hijack in 1976. The dilemma facing the Israeli government as it tried to decide on a course of action was believably portrayed, the plight of the hostages seemed very real, and, even though one knows what the outcome will be (this, is, after all based on an historical event) I was glued to my seat watching. The cast was excellent (I thought Yaphet Kotto did a marvellous job of portraying Idi Amin.) Even Charles Bronson (whom I have never considered a particularly good actor) did a creditable job as the Israeli officer in overall command of the operation. There were, in my view, very few weaknesses to this movie.


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