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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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Storyline

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

The biblical reference for this film is Judges, chapter 7. 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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Excellent,, fast-paced thriller
2 January 2006 | by dweezilzappaSee all my reviews

This movie is on my top ten list. As a character study the actors are very believable; you can feel the tension and emotion. In a nutshell the story is about a hit-squad recruited by the Mossad (Israel's version of the CIA) to find and kill the PLO members responsible for engineering the kidnapping and murder of 11 Israeli athletes at the 1972 Olympics. As they travel the globe, one by one they pick them off. Avner (Steven Bauer) is perfect as Avner, a commando leader in the Israeli army, and Colleen Dewhurst even looks like Golda Meir. Each member of the team has a specialty, and their performances are realistic - or at least what you would expect. The scene where Robert checks his apartment for booby traps is riveting. Don't even blink during that! While Steven Spielberg's Munich isn't out as of this review, I can't compare, but I understand the story is basically the same, though at 2-1/2 hours Munich may delve deeper into the story. No matter, I'll still watch Sword of Gideon every time it's on cable.


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