In July 1976, an Air France flight from Tel-Aviv to Paris via Athens was hijacked and forced to land in Entebbe, Uganda. The Jewish passengers were separated and held hostage in demand to ...
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In July 1976, an Air France flight from Tel-Aviv to Paris via Athens was hijacked and forced to land in Entebbe, Uganda. The Jewish passengers were separated and held hostage in demand to release many terrorists held in Israeli prisons. After much debate, the Israeli government sent an elite commando unit to raid the airfield and release the hostages. This movie is based on the true facts and follows the events since the flight's take-off and until the hostages' return to Israel.Written by
Yuval Kfir <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Lieutenant Colonel Yonatan "Yonni" Netanyahu (Yehoram Gaon) was the older brother of Benjamin Netanyahu, the future Israeli Prime Minister. See more »
The aircraft interior in this film indicated that the aircraft was a single aisle narrow body aircraft. But the real life aircraft involved in the hijacking (Airbus A300) was a twin aisle wide body aircraft. See more »
This plane now is under our control. It will answer to the name of "Haifa". And only to that name.
How dare he call the plane "Haifa"?
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The USA theatrical and video release is dubbed entirely into English over the original Hebrew and German languages with the opening credits in English instead of Hebrew and with no end credits aside from a 'The End' caption. See more »
It seems that just after the events, the subject was so hot that is went on to be over exploited in both small and wide screen movies. Unfortunately, all movies are near-sighted and tell the story from a single point of view, the Israeli one, which seems to be deemed equivalent to the entire world's point of view. When a movie recounts historical events, I would like that movie to exploit the subject to a reasonable depth and keep the circumstances realistic. I have held the same problem against the more recent '300' movie, as well as others and this happened with most movies that have one side against another: simply telling the world "we're better than the others" isn't enough, this has to be shown from a fair and direct comparison that the spectator can relate to.
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