6.3/10
140
3 user 1 critic

Voyage of Terror: The Achille Lauro Affair (1990)

The story of the hijacking of the Italian luxury liner Achille Lauro by four Palestinians.

Director:

Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Separate But Equal (TV Movie 1991)
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A dramatization of the American court case that destroyed the legal validity of racial segregation.

Director: George Stevens Jr.
Stars: Sidney Poitier, Burt Lancaster, Richard Kiley
The Phantom of the Opera (TV Movie 1990)
Drama | Music | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Count de Chagnie has discovered Christine's singing talent on a market place and sent her to his friend Carriere, the director of the Parisian opera. However just when she arrives ... See full summary »

Director: Tony Richardson
Stars: Teri Polo, Charles Dance, Burt Lancaster
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

An old patriarch unites for his birthday all members of his family. But the group of people is full of personal and social problems.

Director: Daniel Petrie
Stars: Burt Lancaster, Suzy Amis, Patricia Clarkson
On Wings of Eagles (TV Mini-Series 1986)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

When executives from an important Texas Corporation are taken hostage during the Iranian Revolution, magnate Ross Perot launches a special unit for their rescue.

Stars: Burt Lancaster, Richard Crenna, Paul Le Mat
Control (1987)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Fifteen strangers take part in an experiment to learn whether such a group can survive in a cramped disaster fallout shelter.

Director: Giuliano Montaldo
Stars: Ben Gazzara, Kate Nelligan, Kate Reid
La pelle (1981)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

After the Allies liberate Naples in 1943, the life for the locals is not much easier, especially for women. Many sacrifice their dignity and morale to survive.

Director: Liliana Cavani
Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Ken Marshall, Alexandra King
Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A renegade USAF general, Lawrence Dell, escapes from a military prison and takes over an ICBM silo near Montana and threatens to provoke World War 3 unless the President reveals details of ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Aldrich
Stars: Burt Lancaster, Richard Widmark, Roscoe Lee Browne
Action | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Margo hilariously portrayed by Margot Kidder arriving in Mexico to see ailing father who soon dies; but not before telling her of a stolen treasure buried years ago in a ghost-town. Margo ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Sharp
Stars: Margot Kidder, Ted Danson, Burt Lancaster
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

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 »

Director: Robert L. Collins
Stars: Karl Malden, Lee Grant, E.G. Marshall
Voyage of Terror (TV Movie 1998)
Thriller | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

An infectious disease researcher is on a cruise with her daughter when an ebola-type virus attacks the ship's passengers and crew.

Director: Brian Trenchard-Smith
Stars: Lindsay Wagner, Michael Ironside, Martin Sheen
The Betrothed (TV Mini-Series 1989)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

In this adaptation of a classic Italian novel, young peasant couple whose relationship no one approves of elopes. On their journeys they face the horrors of plague and war and hypocrisy of the ruling class in 17th century's Lombardy.

Stars: Danny Quinn, Delphine Forest, Alberto Sordi
Fathers and Sons: A German Tragedy (TV Mini-Series 1986)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Follows two wealthy families in Germany during the first half of the 20th century. One of them is German, the other one Jewish.

Stars: Julie Christie, Tina Engel, Dieter Laser
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Renzo Montagnani ...
Joseph Nasser ...
Molqi
Rebecca Schaeffer ...
Cheryl
...
Antonio
...
Margot
Bernard Fresson ...
Pierre
Yossi Ashdot ...
Assadi
...
Helmut
Maurizio Benazzo ...
Michele
...
Gen. Davies
Adriana Innocenti
Saïd Amadis ...
Abul
Edit

Storyline

Genua, 3rd October 1985. Together with over 500 other passengers Margot and Pierre Bergeron, a married couple from France, the Serafinis, an Italian family, Anne Higgins, an Englishwoman, Gitta and Helmut Holzer from Germany and an American couple called Marilyn and Leon Klinghoffer board the 'Achille Lauro'. The mood is cheerful and relaxed, everyone is looking forward to twelve days of sun, sea and peace. No one suspects that there are four Palestinian terrorists among the passengers: Al Assadi, Fatayer, Al Ashker and Molqi, their leader. The ship puts to sea in perfect weather. Three marvellous days follow. Everyone appears to be happy and contented. But in the case of some of the passengers appearances are deceiving. Marilyn Klinghoffer, for example, only pretends to her crippled husband that she is well and happy; in reality she is seriously ill with cancer and knows that this will be her last voyage. She does not want to upset her husband, however. A crisis is brewing between ... Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

| | | |

Language:

Release Date:

29 April 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Entführung der Achille Lauro  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(2 parts)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

F-14 Pilot: [about to intercept terrorist plane] Greetings! It's show time.
See more »

Soundtracks

Could Heaven Be
Orchestrated and Conducted by Ennio Morricone
Lyrics by Leonie Gane
Performed by Denyce Graves
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Flawed but accurate film depicts raw brutality of Palestinian extremists
25 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A bit on the stilted side, but overall a historical depiction of the events on the Achille Lauro. Lancaster still shows his acting chops and the movie accurately depicts the murder of an old man in a wheelchair simply because he was Jewish. Thank God this film avoids the pitfalls of being politically correct and shows the true face of Islamic fascism in all its brutality. If only more filmmakers were as courageous as this film's producers. Hopefully this film will be remade with better dialogue and a few more big name stars. Kudos for bringing Eva Marie Saint out of virtual retirement. She radiates class and it is very much imparted to the Marilyn Klinghoffer character. With a little luck future generations will understand that the terrorism of innocents is never justified. It's even more true in regard to the treatment of wheelchair-bound elderly.


5 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
the four hour version etsekouras
Where Can I Buy This Movie On-Line another_boiling_frog

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?