The Man Who Captured Eichmann (1996)
In the spirit of such earlier efforts as Operation Eichmann and House on Garibaldi Street, this meticulously crafted cable movie recounts the 1960 mission by the Israeli secret service to kidnap Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann from his hiding place in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Although Israel will ultimately subject Eichmann to a scrupulously fair trial, it is first necessary to break the law and violate Argentina's strict "no extradition" policy regarding renegade Nazis. Once the abduction has been accomplished, the task remains to smuggle Eichmann out of the country without detection -- and at this point, the film boils down to a battle of wits and wills between evil genius Eichmann (played by Robert Duvall, who also co-produced) and the mission's leader, Israeli Mossad agent Peter Malkin (Arliss Howard). Based on Malkin's memoir Eichmann in My Hands, The Man Who Captured Eichmann was first seen over the TNT cable service on November 10, 1996. … More
as Adolf Eichmann
as Peter Malkin
as Isser Harel
as Dr. Klein
as Peter's Mother
as Laszlo Ungari
as Angela Ungari
as Catalina Klement
as Nicolas Klement
as Dieter Klement
as Hasse Klement
as Sound Technician
as African Diplomat
as German Tenor
as Abba Eban
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