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The Hijacking of the Achille Lauro (1989)

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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Ruth
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Bassam Al-Asker
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Samir Al-Quantari
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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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Achille Lauron kaappaus  »

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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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Another well done made for TV movie.
18 December 2005 | by (Kansas City, Kansas USA) – See all my reviews

An accurate portrayal of the events aboard the Italian cruise ship, Achille Lauro. Karl Malden accurately portrays the helpless victim of terrorist thugs. Most accurate of all is the brutality of the terrorists killing an unarmed man in a wheel chair and then throwing him overboard as witnessed by one of the ships porters. Leon Klinghoffer's defiance is conveyed very well by Karl Malden and seems to accurately reflect the actual events. Lee Grant is wonderful as the victims wife agonizing over the whereabouts of her husband. Her walking in front of the captured terrorists at the end probably is an accurate portrayal of the real Marilyn Klinghoffer's response to her loss.


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