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One Day in September ()


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The Palestinian terrorist group Black September holds Israeli athletes hostage at the 1972 Summer Olympic Games in Munich.

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  • Won 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 6 nominations.
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Himself - Narrator (voice)
Ankie Spitzer ...
Herself
Jamal Al Gashey ...
Himself
Gerald Seymour ...
Himself
Axel Springer ...
Himself
Gad Zahari ...
Himself
Shmuel Lalkin ...
Himself
Manfred Schreiber ...
Himself
Walter Troger ...
Himself
Ulrich K. Wegener ...
Himself
Hans-Dietrich Genscher ...
Himself
Schlomit Romajo ...
Herself
Magdi Gahary ...
Himself
Zvi Zamir ...
Himself
Dan Shilon ...
Himself (as Dan Shillon)
Heinz Hohensinn ...
Himself
Esther Roth ...
Herself
Hans Jochen Vogel ...
Himself
Anouk Spitzer ...
Herself
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Howard Cosell ...
Himself (archiveFootage) (voice)
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Himself (archiveFootage) (voice)
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Himself (archiveFootage)
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Himself (archiveFootage)
Walther Tröger ...
Himself

Directed by

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Kevin Macdonald

Produced by

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John Battsek ... producer
Lillian Birnbaum ... executive producer
Arthur Cohn ... producer
Andrew Ruhemann ... associate producer

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Alex Heffes

Cinematography by

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Neve Cunningham
Alwin H. Küchler ... (as Alwin Küchler)

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Justine Wright

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Ian Davies ... assistant editor
Ian Moffat ... on-line editor
Nigel Shaw ... colorist
Dominic Thomson ... on-line editor

Production Management

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Alice Henty ... production manager
Dean Watkins ... post-production supervisor

Sound Department

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Amir Boberman ... sound
Amir Boverman ... sound recordist
Wilm Brucker ... sound recordist
Gillian Dodders ... dialogue editor
Glenn Freemantle ... supervising sound editor
Mark Heslop ... sound effects editor
Brendan Nicholson ... re-recording mixer

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Willi Geiger ... research and development (uncredited)

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Philippe Bellaiche ... additional camera operator
Raymond Depardon ... special still photographer
Jeremy Forster ... additional camera operator
Hans Albrecht Lusznat ... additional camera operator

Animation Department

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Peter Richardson ... computer animator
Ravi Swami ... computer animator

Music Department

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Craig Armstrong ... composer: additional music
Liz Gallacher ... music supervisor

Other crew

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Nick Fraser ... executive: BBC
Lynn Goldner ... production consultant
Dennis Hobbs ... production accountant
Monica Maurer ... researcher
Lin McConnell ... researcher
Felix Moeller ... researcher
Khalil Abed Rabbo ... researcher
Jo Ralling ... production consultant
Shanti Ramakuri ... production coordinator
Alan Reich ... production consultant
Peter Richardson ... title designer
Felicitas Stark ... researcher
Ravi Swami ... title designer

Thanks

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Roone Arledge ... thanks
Tamar Ashuri ... thanks
Micha Battsek ... thanks
Hamish Crooks ... thanks
Steve Devlin ... thanks
Mike Devry ... thanks
Fred Emery ... thanks
Berndt Ender ... thanks
Morris Green ... thanks
Wendy Hedin ... thanks
Wilfried Huismann ... special thanks
Tom Jacomb ... special thanks
Tim Jefferies ... thanks
Peter Jennings ... thanks
Nigel Karikari ... thanks
Jo Lapping ... thanks
Galit Levy-White ... thanks
Sanford Lieberson ... special thanks (as Sandy Lieberson)
Cameron McCracken ... thanks
Nava Mizrahi ... thanks
Richard Needham ... thanks
Sebastian Palmer ... thanks
Rak Patel ... thanks
Thomas Reinecke ... thanks
Ben Silverman ... thanks
Sven Simon ... acknowledgment: archival stills provided by
Anne Rechess Spitzer ... special thanks
Charles Steele ... special thanks
Jan Wiesener ... thanks (as Dr. Jan Wiesener)
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Plot Summary

The 1972 Munich Olympics were interrupted by Palestinian terrorists taking Israeli athletes hostage. Besides footage taken at the time, we see interviews with the surviving terrorist, Jamal Al Gashey, and various officials detailing exactly how the police, lacking an anti-terrorist squad and turning down help from the Israelis, botched the operation. Written by Jon Reeves

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Also Known As
  • Ein Tag im September (Germany)
  • Un jour en septembre (France)
  • En dag i september (Norway)
  • Однажды в сентябре (Russia)
  • Päivä syyskuussa (Finland)
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Runtime
  • 94 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Director Kevin MacDonald finally managed to persuade the surviving terrorist Jamal Al Gashey to talk on camera after eight months of fitful negotiation and numerous aborted meetings in secret locations. Al Gashey specified certain conditions prior to their actual meeting in an Arab country insisting MacDonald was to travel alone, not to inform anybody where he was going and provide a wig and moustache for Al Gashey to disguise himself when in front of the camera. The interview piece used in the documentary was filmed by somebody Al Gashey trusted. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The 50 Greatest Documentaries (2005). See more »
Soundtracks Immigrant Song See more »
Quotes Jim McKay: When I was a kid my father used to say our greatest hopes and our worst fears are seldom realized. Our worst fears have been realized tonight. They have now said there were eleven hostages; two were killed in their rooms yesterday morning, nine were killed at the airport tonight. They're all gone.
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