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Sword of Gideon (1986)

Chronicles a Mossad team hand picked to hunt down the terrorists involved in the 1972 Munich Olympic massacre of Israeli athletes.

Director:

Michael Anderson

Writers:

Chris Bryant, George Jonas (novel)
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4 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steven Bauer ... Avner
Michael York ... Robert
Robert Joy ... Hans
Laurent Malet ... Jean
Peter Dvorsky ... Carl
Rod Steiger ... Mordechai Samuels
Lino Ventura ... Papa
Colleen Dewhurst ... Golda Meir
Leslie Hope ... Shoshana
John Hirsch John Hirsch ... Avner's Father
Cyrielle Clair ... Jeanette Von Lesseps
Linda Griffiths Linda Griffiths ... Carls Widow
Daniel Alfie Daniel Alfie ... Ali Salameh
Hrant Alianak ... Wael Zwaiter
Sonia Benezra ... Mrs. Hamshari
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Chronicles a Mossad team hand picked to hunt down the terrorists involved in the 1972 Munich Olympic massacre of Israeli athletes.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Action | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Canada | USA | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 November 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La espada de Gedeón See more »

Filming Locations:

Canada See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (video)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Thus Lino Ventura dubs himself for the French version, a French-Canadian actor dubbed Mr.Ventura for the English version. See more »

Quotes

Golda Meir: For this reason more than anything I hate the terrorists,: they're forcing our sons to become killers.
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Connections

Version of Munich (2005) See more »

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Good Solid Movie, action, emotion and timely
20 March 2004 | by jrperiSee all my reviews

Details accounts of the Israeli goverment seeking out and destroying the terrorists of 1972 Olympics. This movie is in the same vein as The Assignment and Clear and Present Danger. It also explores the emotional component of the assassins and their families. It got spies, action , sex, love, happiness, sadness and it is based on true accounts. What else could you ask for?! Steven Bauer's portrayal as an Israeli is very true to form and impressive. You really do feel his emotional roller coaster and his internal conflict about his role as justice maker or simple revenge. Although the movie begins with a primer of the terrorist attacks at the 1972 Olympics, I recommend seeing One Day in September, directed by Kevin MacDonald and narrated by Michael Douglas, to give yourself a better understanding of the motivation behind this docu-drama. This is a very timely movie considering the upcoming Olympics and the war on terror.


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