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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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Genres:

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

First shown on Canada's CTV network and later on HBO as a four hour miniseries. 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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Version of 21 Hours at Munich (1976) See more »

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Made-for-TV Fare Worth the Rental Price If . . .
5 June 2002 | by brgr88See all my reviews

This drama about the Israeli secret service's attempts at avenging the terrorist murderings of their Olympic athletes in the '70s might not leave you on the edge of your seat, but definitely makes for good watching, and is worth the rental price. (Rod Steiger makes a good showing as a retired Jewish spy!)

Basically, Israeli intelligence (called Mossad) carries out an assassination campaign against the alleged terrorists with varying success. Made-for-TV action sequences have a tendency to be a trifle stale, but in this movie they actually come across with a sense of realism, if not necessarily "edge-of-your-seat" exciting (unlike Hollywood which, while fun & exciting, is about as realistic as the National Enquirer).

This movie will be much more enjoyable to watch if you have at least some background/interest in modern Israeli history, otherwise it's just typical made-for-TV fare...


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