The story of the hijacking of the Itallian liner Achille Lauro by four militants of the Palestine Liberation Front, in 1985, who demanded the release of several Palestinians incarcerated in... See full summary »

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(as Robert Collins)
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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. See more awards »
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Stanley 'Stan' Kubacki
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Sophie Kubacki
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Charlotte
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Magid Al-Moqui
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Abbul Abbas
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Ambassador Veliotes
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Ibrahim Abdelatif
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Susan Lyons ...
Ruth
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Aldo
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Bassam Al-Asker
John Orcsik ...
Samir Al-Quantari
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Kevin
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The story of the hijacking of the Itallian liner Achille Lauro by four militants of the Palestine Liberation Front, in 1985, who demanded the release of several Palestinians incarcerated in Israeli prisoners. On their hands, lies the fate of several passengers, many Americans included and among them, Jewish American businessman Leon Klinghoffer. Written by Rodrigo Amaro

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13 February 1989 (USA)  »

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O Rapto do Achille Lauro  »

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1.33 : 1
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In April 2003, shortly after the fall of Baghdad, U.S. Special Forces captured Abu Abbas, a convicted Palestinian terrorist who masterminded the 1985 hijacking of the Achille Lauro, as he tried to flee Baghdad for Syria. Abbas, born Muhammad Zaydan, founded the P.L.F.. See more »

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Version of The Death of Klinghoffer (2003) See more »

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Good to see a movie that tells all sides of the story.Very well acted.
28 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A very impressive cast assembled for this movie. I think that "The Hijacking Of the Achille Lauro" movie sticks very closely to the reality of the true events that occurred. It is very well acted and edited nicely. There are some very impressive fresh talent in this movie. Would like to know more about them. That is the actors playing the hijackers. The movie tells both sides and shows the tragic killing of the old man. The oppressed and the oppressors- the outcome of such actions that people find themselves living under. I rate this movie 10 for the effort and professionalism that it clearly shows. The director has an impressive record -worked with Henry Fonda as well as of course other film legends Karl Malden.


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