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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.

Director:

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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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:

...die keine Gnade kennen See more »

Filming Locations:

Long Beach, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This is one of 2 American productions based on the event. In "Victory at Entebbe (1976)," Julius Harris plays Idi Amin. Both Harris and Yaphet Kotto played vilains in "Live and Let Die (1973)." Kotto played the head villain, and Harris was his henchman. See more »

Goofs

Yoni Netanyahu appears as a full colonel, wearing three oak leaves on his epaulettes. He was a lieutenant colonel at the time of his death. Israeli Lt Colonel insignia has two leaves. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Berg: Sammy? Where are you going?
Capt. Sammy Berg: Uh, I'm going out.
Mrs. Berg: What do you mean, "out?" On the Sabbath?
Capt. Sammy Berg: I'm just going to see some friends.
Mrs. Berg: Who?
Capt. Sammy Berg: Friends, you know, from work. You don't know them, actually. Uh, I'm going fishing in the morning.
Mrs. Berg: Have fun.
[kisses him]
Capt. Sammy Berg: Okay.
Mr. Berg: Samuel - be careful.
[...]
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Great film
6 February 2002 | by joerau1990See all my reviews

I first saw this movie as a kid, but didn't remember it until I rented it a few weeks ago. This is a very gripping film, one that manages to get across the enormous amount of stress the Israeli government faced as they decided how to deal with a precarious situation. This mission took a tremendous amount of courage, which is reflected in the film. The scene where the commandos are singing on the plane conveyed the solidarity and stalwartness of the Israeli people as they rushed to the rescue of their own people.


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