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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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Wilfred Boese (as Horst Bucholz)
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Yigal Allon
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Eli Melnick
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Capt. Sammy Berg
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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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The character of Lt Col Yonatan Netanyahu (played by Stephen Macht) was the brother of Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu. 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 »

Quotes

Shimon Peres: Intelligence informs us they will begin killing hostages on Sunday.
Yitzhak Rabin: The string has run out, Hmm?
Shimon Peres: Then why are we debating the military plan? Let them go!
Yitzhak Rabin: Because it is not perfect.
Shimon Peres: Yitzhak, that's a joke! Here you are concerned with perfection, and... And we don't have a choice!
Yitzhak Rabin: There will be two hundred of our best people on those planes... I damned well do have a choice!
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Referenced in House M.D.: Alone (2007) See more »

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The better of the two about the incident.
8 February 2000 | by (Auburn, Me) – See all my reviews

Two made for television movies came out within a year of each other about this incident. Both were good films but this one seems a tad better due to the higher caliber of actors hired. The direction is also better as are the costumes and props used. However don't pass up the other "Victory at Entebbe."


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