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7 Days in Entebbe (2018)

Entebbe (original title)
PG-13 | | Crime, Drama, History | 16 March 2018 (USA)
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Inspired by the true events of the 1976 hijacking of an Air France flight en route from Tel Aviv to Paris, and the most daring rescue mission ever attempted.

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Credited cast:
... Brigitte Kuhlmann
... Wilfried Böse
... Shimon Peres
... Zeev Hirsch
... Greek Pilot
... Idi Amin
... Juan Pablo
... General Motta Gur
... Jacques Le Moine
... Captain Bacos
... Yonatan (Yoni) Netanyahu
... Patricia Martel
Vincent Riotta ... Dan Shomron
... Amos Eiran
... Yitzhak Rabin
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In July 1976, an Air France flight from Tel-Aviv to Paris via Athens was hijacked and forced to land in Entebbe, Uganda. The Jewish passengers were separated and held hostage in demand to release many terrorists held in Israeli prisons. After much debate, the Israeli government sent an elite commando unit to raid the airfield and release the hostages.

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248 Passengers Were Held Hostage. For the Next Seven Days, The World Was Held Captive. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for violence, some thematic material, drug use, smoking and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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7 Days in Entebbe  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$1,592,645, 18 March 2018, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$3,189,220, 29 March 2018
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Trivia

-Additionally, the 2006 film The Last King of Scotland includes the raid as a subplot, and the 1986 film The Delta Force portrays a fictional anti-hijacking operation modeled in part after Operation Entebbe. See more »

Goofs

The Israeli commandos use brushes to paint the brown Mercedes black, but in subsequent scenes their black Mercedes has a shiny, factory finish. See more »

Quotes

Shimon Peres: There can be no negotiations with terrorists.
Yitzhak Rabin: You want to invade Uganda, Shimon?
Shimon Peres: We'll give it back to them when we leave.
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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: 7 Days in Entebbe (2018) See more »

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Drama about terrorists feelings and very little of anything else

After, at least, two movies already made about this hijaking in the past, you'd expect a 2018 film bringing some more details of it and the unbelievable military operation, to light. Otherwise, why make yet another movie about Entebbe? Well, apparently the moviemakers wanted the audience to see a "human" side of hijackers. 7 days in Entebbe is about how uneasy feelings, grievances and ,believe it of not, attempt at redemption of terrorists. That's where the focus lays, not on men, women and children under a gun, or Israeli special forces unit which conducted an operation which, since then, never been matched. At times the movie felt like a second rated prime TV flick than anything else: with poor screenplay, editing, scenery sets and pathetic attempt to depict a battle to free the hostages.


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