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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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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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Action | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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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 »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (video)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

As referenced by Gen. Harrari, there were 17 Christian pilgrims from Puerto Rico, together with 8 Israelis and 1 Canadian, killed on May 30, 1972, at Lod Airport, now Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv. See more »

Quotes

Golda Meir: Jews? Who are we? For 2000 years, we have been born with a faith and a hope. But you, you Avner, were born with something else. You were born here. You can say to the world... "I am a Jew" and also "This is my home". We have a homeland again. A Jewish State. The State of Israel. It exists to protect us from our enemies and provide us with a haven in this world where we can live in peace. But they will not let us live in peace. Once again, they're killing and terrorizing Jews all over the world....
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Version of Munich (2005) 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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