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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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Irvin Kershner

Writer:

Barry Beckerman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Finch ... Yitzhak Rabin
Charles Bronson ... Brig. Gen. Dan Shomron
Yaphet Kotto ... President Idi Amin Jr.
Martin Balsam ... Daniel Cooper
Horst Buchholz ... Wilfred Boese (as Horst Bucholz)
John Saxon ... Gen. Benny Peled
Jack Warden ... Gen. Mordecai Gur
Sylvia Sidney ... Dora Bloch
Robert Loggia ... Yigal Allon
Tige Andrews ... Shimon Peres
Eddie Constantine ... Capt. Becaud
David Opatoshu ... Menachem Begin
Allan Arbus ... Eli Melnick
Stephen Macht ... Lt. Col. 'Yonni' Netanyahu
James Woods ... 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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Genres:

Action | Drama | History

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French | Hebrew

Release Date:

9 January 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Raid on Entebbe See more »

Filming Locations:

Long Beach, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (video)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Peter Finch died only six months after the actual events, which means that a script was commissioned, written, the film was cast, rehearsed and filmed all within six months. See more »

Goofs

When the Israelis embark on their raid, they utilize two C-130's and a Boeing 707. In the film the "707" is in reality a Douglas DC8. See more »

Quotes

Wilfred Boese: Any other problem, Mr. spokesman?
Daniel Cooper: My name is Daniel Cooper.
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Alternate Versions

German theatrical version was cut by ca. 20 minutes to shorten running time. Only in 2013 the uncut version was released on DVD. See more »

Connections

Version of Victory at Entebbe (1976) See more »

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Excellent drama that should be viewed by all who seek an action thriller based on a true event.
2 December 2002 | by stargirlrkSee all my reviews

This movie was excellent, even for a 1977 TV movie, and I would recommend it to everyone although it is Out of Print and only available on VHS. You can still find copies of it on eBay and at old video stores. This movie is gripping from the beginning to end with a superb climax rescue scene at the end of the hostage crisis. Anyone should see this movie, particularly those who like military/action movies that are based on true events. THIS MOVIE MUST BE SEEN!


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