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Victory at Entebbe (1976)

In 1976, terrorists hijack an Air France airplane, and divert it to Uganda, where they demand to exchange their hostages for fellow terrorists held in Israeli jails.

Director:

Marvin J. Chomsky

Writer:

Ernest Kinoy
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Nominated for 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Helmut Berger ... Wilfried Böse
Linda Blair ... Chana Vilnofsky
Kirk Douglas ... Hershel Vilnofsky
Richard Dreyfuss ... Colonel Yonatan 'Yonni' Netanyahu
Helen Hayes ... Etta Grossman-Wise
Burt Lancaster ... Shimon Peres
Elizabeth Taylor ... Edra Vilnofsky
Theodore Bikel ... Yakov Shlomo
David Groh ... Benjamin Wise
Anthony Hopkins ... Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin
Christian Marquand ... Captain Dukas
Jessica Walter ... Nomi Haroun
Harris Yulin ... General Dan Shomron
Allan Miller ... Nathan Haroun
Bibi Besch ... German Woman
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Storyline

An Air France airplane is hijacked by the P.L.O. due the large number of Israeli and Jewish passengers. We follow the action both with the hostages as they cope with confinement and threatened death, and the Israeli cabinet and military that must try to get them out. Written by David Carroll <davidc@atom.ansto.gov.au>

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They considered every possibility - and then did the impossible ! See more »


Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 December 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Victory at Entebbe See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

One of four movies made about the hijacking. The others being Raid on Entebbe (1976), Operation Thunderbolt (1977), and 7 Days in Entebbe (2018). See more »

Goofs

Shimon Peres continually mispronounces Yonatan Netanyahu's nickname. It's Yoni with a long o to rhyme with Joanie. He pronounces it to rhyme with Johnny. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Shimon Peres: The government of Israel does not negotiate with terrorists!
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Alternate Versions

The 1998 VHS release from Warner brothers cuts out 60 minutes of footage. See more »

Connections

Version of Raid on Entebbe (1976) See more »

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Not the best account of the incident but worth watching.
9 April 2002 | by yenloSee all my reviews

If one is a history buff and enjoys reading about and viewing films made about historic events then they will read and view everything they can find on the subject. This film is an account of the Israeli commando rescue of Jewish hostages who were hi-jacked in July of 1976 and flown to Idi Amins Uganda. While this film which boasted an all star cast is clearly inferior to the one which came out a year later and starred Peter Finch and Charles Bronson it still makes for good viewing. It also makes one wonder with the talented cast had more time and perhaps more money been spent on making this version it might have been the best of the lot.


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