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Raid on Entebbe (1976)

TV Movie  -   -  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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The Ugandan fighter aircraft destroyed by the Israeli commandos in the movie are F-86 Sabres, American made aircraft. See more »

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At the beginning of the movie, the passengers appear to be boarding the Air France plane from the rear left door. In all the subsequent shots, they are seen entering from the front left door. See more »

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Capt. Sammy Berg: [discussing a military attack] It'll be the biggest noise to hit Africa since the elephants stampeded.
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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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