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Sword of Gideon (1986)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama, Thriller | TV Movie 29 November 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.

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Genres:

Action | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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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

Maj. G. Rashon: If a man can't make up his mind in a day, he never can.
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Connections

Version of One Day in September (1999) See more »

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Tense, fascinating film with several chilling scenes
6 October 2002 | by donbySee all my reviews

This tense, fascinating film details how men are recruited into the Israeli Mossad to search for and kill those responsible for the Munich Olympics murders. Also, we see how the men are pressured to stay in the group. Great acting and real locations make it all the more compelling. The morality of what they're doing is questioned at several points, and we see some very chilling assasination scenes.

The ending is a bit of a let-down, but then since it is based on actual events . . . I am not Jewish but found this film to be suspenseful and very involving -- a humdinger.


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Canada | USA | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 November 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La espada de Gedeón See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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