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The Death of Klinghoffer (2003)

An adaptation from the John Adams opera on the true life incident that took place in the mid 80s.




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Credited cast:
Sanford Sylvan ... Klinghoffer
Christopher Maltman ... Captain
Yvonne Howard ... Marilyn Klinghoffer
Tom Randle ... Molqui
Kamel Boutros ... Mamoud
... Fatima
Leigh Melrose ... Rambo
Emil Marwa ... Omar
Susan Bickley ... Omar (singing voice)
Vivian Tierney ... Swiss Grandmother
Dean Robinson ... First Officer
Kirsten Blaise ... British Dancing Girl
Nuala Willis ... Austrian Woman
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Peter Banks ... Bernie, American Hostage
Neil Bell ... Jim, British Hostage


An adaptation from the John Adams opera on the true life incident that took place in the mid 80s.

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24 January 2003 (USA)  »

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Version of The Hijacking of the Achille Lauro (1989) See more »


The Death of Linghoffer
Music by John Adams
Libretto by Alice Goodman
Conducted by John Adams
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Real Stinker
27 May 2004 | by See all my reviews

Bad script, bad music and really bad acting. I could not stop watching this movie, because it was so bad. A movie adaptation of an opera about the terrorist take-over of the Achille Lauro was a really stupid idea in the first place. This movie rates in my all-time worst movies ever made. 1. The Thing With Two Heads 2. The Death of Klinghoffer 3. Showgirls 4. Mailman etc. What really amazes me, is that this movie was ever made. What were the producers thinking? The sequence of the murdered man sinking was comical, at best. I will put this on my Net Flix list so that I can have some friends over to watch this awful movie and relish it's absolute stupidity.

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