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Raid on Entebbe (1977)





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Raid on Entebbe constitutes one of two all-star made-for-TV reenactments of the Entebbe rescue of July 4, 1976. On June 27, 1976, a jet carrying an international mix of passengers is hijacked by pro-Palestinian revolutionaries. The plane lands in Entebbe, Uganda, where President-for-life Idi Amin (Yaphet Kotto) struts about feigning concern, though his sympathy toward the hijackers is obvious. Many of the passengers are released, but 103 Israelis are kept in custody, and it becomes apparent that the revolutionaries plan to use these unfortunates as a bargaining chip for the release of imprisoned terrorists throughout the world. With virtually no other option, the Israeli government gives the go-ahead for Operation Thunderbolt, a commando raid on the Entebbe airport. The cast includes Charles Bronson as General Shomron, Jack Warden as Mordecai Gur, Sylvia Sidney as ill-fated passenger Dora Bloch, and, as Prime Minister Rabin, Peter Finch, whose performance (his last) won him an Emmy nomination. Raid on Entebbe first aired on January 9, 1977.
Action & Adventure , Mystery & Suspense , Television
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20th Century Fox Television


Peter Finch
as Yitzhak Rabin
Charles Bronson
as Dan Shomron
Yaphet Kotto
as President Idi Amin
Jack Warden
as Mordechai Gur
Horst Buchholz
as Wilfried Böse
Martin Balsam
as Daniel Cooper
Tige Andrews
as Shimon Peres
John Saxon
as Peled
Eddie Constantine
as Capt. Michel Bacos
Robert Loggia
as Yigal Allon
Stephen Macht
as Lt Col. "Yonni" Netanyahu
David Opatoshu
as Menachem Begin
Sylvia Sidney
as Dora Bloch
James Woods
as Capt. Sammy Berg
Allan Arbus
as Eli Meinick
René Assa
as Terrorist #38
Anna Berger
as Mrs. Berg
Peter Brocco
as Mr. Scharf
Stanley Brock
as Israel Gallill
Alex Colon
as Terrorist #15
Mariclare Costello
as Gabrielle Krieger
Larry Gelman
as Mr. Berg
Lou Gilbert
as Chaim Bar-Lev
Dov Gottesfeld
as Meteorologist
Hanna Hertelendy
as Mrs. Gordon
Aharon Ipalé
as Maj. David Grut
Harvey Lembeck
as Mr. Harvey
Dinah Manoff
as Rachel Sager
George Petrie
as Chaim Zadok
Louis Quinn
as Delegation member
Tom Rosqui
as Amos Eran
Billy Sands
as Mr. Goldbaum
Steve Shaw
as Jonathan Sager
Pearl Shear
as Mrs. Loeb
Millie Slavin
as Mrs. Sager
Martin Speer
as Delegation member
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If this bit of history interests you then you will enjoy this. It's accurate, although Netanyahu died at the beginning of the raid. It could do with some editing. This could have been an hour long movie and been much better. Interesting subject, presented accurately, but only a fair movie.

Morris Nelms
Morris Nelms

Super Reviewer


A well-made drama. Yes, It was a movie made for the television. But It is a great movie about the histori raid by Israeli commandos to recues Israeli Hosages. Which should not be forgot. Charles Bronson was very good in this movie.

Julie Buse
Julie Buse

A good action drama and Yaphet Kotto gives a great performance as President Idi Amin Dada in this film version of a real life international incident.

Mike Campa
Mike Campa

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