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 ... See full summary »
The story of the hijacking of Air France Flight AF139 on 27 June 1976 from Athens and the subsequent mission to rescue the hostages from the airport terminal at Entebbe in Uganda. The movie... See full summary »
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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 »
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 »
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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