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Raid on Entebbe (1976)

TV Movie  |  Not Rated  |   |  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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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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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

Dora Bloch is portrayed by Sylvia Sidney with an American accent. In actual fact, she was an English woman from Liverpool. The story about her being taken to hospital, and disappearing, is unfortunately completely true. See more »

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Yitzhak Rabin: How many Israelis are on that plane?
Gad Yaakobi: About 100.
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Great film
6 February 2002 | by (Nashville, Tennessee) – See all my reviews

I first saw this movie as a kid, but didn't remember it until I rented it a few weeks ago. This is a very gripping film, one that manages to get across the enormous amount of stress the Israeli government faced as they decided how to deal with a precarious situation. This mission took a tremendous amount of courage, which is reflected in the film. The scene where the commandos are singing on the plane conveyed the solidarity and stalwartness of the Israeli people as they rushed to the rescue of their own people.


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