TV Movie | Not Rated | | Action, Drama, History
True story of a daring Israeli commando assault on the Entebbe Airport in Uganda to free hostages of a terrorist hijacking.
The cast includes two Oscar winners: Peter Finch and Martin Balsam; and four Oscar nominees: Robert Loggia, Sylvia Sidney, Jack Warden, and James Woods.
How many Israelis are on that plane?
Gad Yaakobi: About 100.
Yitzhak Rabin: That's a problem.
Several Jewish hostages were killed by the commandos, an event which is not portrayed in the film. These were Jean-Jacques Maimoni, a 19 year old French Jew, who was mistaken for a hijacker; Pasco Cohen, a 52 year old Israeli and Ida Borochovitch, a 56 year old Russian Jew.
German theatrical version was cut by ca. 20 minutes to shorten running time. Only in 2013 the uncut version was released on DVD.
English, French, Hebrew