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Raid on Entebbe ()


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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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  • Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 8 nominations.
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Yitzhak Rabin
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Brig. Gen. Dan Shomron
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President Idi Amin Jr.
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Daniel Cooper
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Wilfred Boese (as Horst Bucholz)
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Gen. Benny Peled
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Gen. Mordecai Gur
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Dora Bloch
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Yigal Allon
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Shimon Peres
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Capt. Becaud
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Menachem Begin
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Eli Melnick
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Lt. Col. 'Yonni' Netanyahu
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Capt. Sammy Berg
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Mr. Harvey
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Rachel Sager
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Alice
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Maj. David Grut
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Gad Yaakobi (as Warren Kemmerling)
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Gabrielle Krieger
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Mr. Sager
Lou Gilbert ...
Chaim Bar-Lev
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Mr. Goldbaum
Pearl Shear ...
Mrs. Loeb
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Terrorist #15
Millie Slavin ...
Mrs. Sager
René Assa ...
Terrorist #38
Barbara Allyne Bennet ...
Relative #1
Anna Berger ...
Mrs. Berg
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Israel Gallili
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Mr. Scharf
Fred Cardoza ...
Uri Rosen
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Julie Darin (as Lauren Frost)
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Mr. Berg
Bill Gerber ...
Nathan Darin
Dov Gottesfeld ...
Meteorologist
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Mrs. Gordon
Toian Matchinga ...
Mrs. Bennett (as Caryn Matchinga)
Harlee McBride ...
Air France Stewardess
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Chaim Zadok
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Delegation Member
Tom Rosqui ...
Amos Eran
Steve Shaw ...
Jonathan Sager
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Delegation Member
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cynthia Brian ...
Air France Stewardess (uncredited)
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Italian Passenger (uncredited)
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Israeli Soldier (uncredited)
Luther Fear ...
Passenger on Hijacked Plane (uncredited)
Martin Garner ...
Man at Airport (uncredited)
Robert Leh ...
Israeli Soldier (uncredited)
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Mr. Haskell (uncredited)
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Israeli Soldier (uncredited)
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Israeli Soldier (uncredited)
Bruce A. Simon ...
Airbus Navigator (uncredited)
Roger Til ...
French President Valéry Giscard d'Estaing (uncredited)

Directed by

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Irvin Kershner

Written by

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Barry Beckerman ... (written by)

Produced by

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Daniel H. Blatt ... producer
Robin S. Clark ... associate producer
Edgar J. Scherick ... producer

Music by

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David Shire

Cinematography by

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Bill Butler ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Nick Archer
Bud S. Isaacs
Art Seid

Editorial Department

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Janice Hampton ... assistant editor

Production Design by

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W. Stewart Campbell

Art Direction by

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Kirk Axtell ... (as Kirk Axtel)

Set Decoration by

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Fred Price

Costume Design by

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Patty Woodard

Makeup Department

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Jack Petty ... makeup artist
Jan Van Uchelen ... hair stylist

Production Management

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Robin S. Clark ... production manager
Cleve Landsberg ... post-production supervisor
R.J. Louis ... production manager: second unit

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Malcolm R. Harding ... first assistant director (as Mack Harding)
Bud S. Isaacs ... second unit director
Max Kleven ... second unit director

Art Department

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Bill Hudson ... property master
Matt Springman ... property master

Sound Department

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Glenn E. Anderson ... sound mixer (as Glenn Anderson)
Milton C. Burrow ... sound editor
Thomas Cunliffe ... boom operator (as Tom Cunliffe)
Gene Eliot ... sound editor
Donald W. Ernst ... sound editor
Tony Garber ... sound editor
Don Isaacs ... sound editor (as Don V. Isaacs)
Larry Kaufman ... sound editor
William L. Manger ... sound editor
A. David Marshall ... sound editor
Richard Oswald ... sound editor
Bernard F. Pincus ... sound editor
Edward L. Sandlin ... sound editor
Barrett Taylor ... assistant sound editor
Russ Tinsley ... sound editor

Special Effects by

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Terry D. Frazee ... special effects (as Terry Frazee)
John Eggett ... special effects (uncredited)

Stunts

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Rock A. Walker ... stunt coordinator (as Rock Walker)
Bob Minor ... stunts (uncredited)
Steve Nave ... stunt performer (uncredited)
Greg Walker ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Colin J. Campbell ... gaffer (as Colin Campbell)
James R. Connell ... camera operator (as Jim Connel)
George Hill ... key grip
Terry K. Meade ... camera operator: second unit
Ron Anderson ... electrician (uncredited)
Jeffrey Clark ... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Thomas Del Ruth ... camera operator (uncredited)
Wynn Hammer ... still photographer (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Dorothy Barkley ... wardrobe
Frank Tauss ... wardrobe
Patty Woodward ... wardrobe: featured female performers furnished by
Victor Bergstrand ... wardrobe assistant (uncredited)

Music Department

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Ken Johnson ... music editor
Don Perry ... music supervisor
Dan Wallin ... score mixer
Bob Bornstein ... music copyist (uncredited)
Larry Bunker ... musician: percussion (uncredited)
Ralph Ferraro ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Caesar Giovannini ... musician: keyboards (uncredited)
Jack Hayes ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Michael Lang ... musician: keyboards (uncredited)
Richard Nash ... musician: trombone (uncredited)
Joe Porcaro ... musician: percussion (uncredited)
Emil Richards ... musician: percussion (uncredited)
David Shire ... conductor (uncredited)

Other crew

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Barbara Allyne Bennet ... production coordinator
Shmuel Erde ... technical advisor
Jeanetta L. Hoyle ... script supervisor (as Jeanetta Lewis Hoyle)
Aharon Ipalé ... technical advisor
Pennfield Jensen ... assistant to director
Arthur Weingarten ... special production consultant
Mike Clark ... cinemobile technician (uncredited)
Robert Werden ... unit publicist (uncredited)

Thanks

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Frank J. Schober Jr. ... special appreciation (as Maj. Gen. Frank J. Schober Jr. Commanding General)
Crew believed to be complete

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Plot Summary

Based on a true military operation by Israeli commandos. An Air France flight is hijacked by the P.F.L.P. The plane has about one hundred Jewish passengers. The plane is grounded in Uganda. Israelis would not negotiate. This movie then shows how less than five hundred 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 Lieutenant Colonel Yonatan "Yonni" Netanyahu. Written by Nikhil Deo

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Also Known As
  • Raid sur Entebbe (France)
  • ...die keine Gnade kennen (Germany)
  • Brigada antisecuestro (Spain)
  • Operation Thunderbolt (Sweden)
  • Operación Centella (Argentina)
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Runtime
  • 145 min
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Budget $3,500,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia The character of Lieutenant Colonel Yonatan "Yonni" Netanyahu (Stephen Macht) was the brother of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. See more »
Goofs Dora Bloch is portrayed by Sylvia Sidney with an American accent. In actual fact, she was an English woman from Liverpool. The story about her being taken to hospital, and disappearing, is unfortunately completely true. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Operation Thunderbolt: Entebbe (2000). See more »
Quotes Yitzhak Rabin: How many Israelis are on that plane?
Gad Yaakobi: About 100.
Yitzhak Rabin: That's a problem.
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