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Operation Thunderbolt (1977)

Cast: Yehoram Gaon, Yehoram Gaon, Ori Levy, more...
Director: Menahem Golan, Menahem Golan
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Studio: Sisu Home Ent.
Genre: Foreign
Languages: English, Russian, Hebrew
Subtitles: Hebrew
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This thrill-packed fact-based action-adventure from Israel chronicles the daring rescue of 104 passengers from a hijacked plane in Entebbe, Uganda, on July 4, 1976. The film is also known as Entebbe: Operation Thunderbolt. ~ Sandra Brennan, All Movie Guide

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Operation Thunderbolt (Disc 1 of 2) (1977)
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8.00 (1 votes)
Operation Thunderbolt (Disc 2 of 2) (1977)
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6.00 (1 votes)

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Not Disc 2 of the movie by ziondub April 26, 2004 - 1:55 PM PDT
2 out of 2 members found this review helpful
Disc 2 is a documenatry about the operation itself and has nothing to do with the movie except as it relates to the real story. Although Disc 2 is interesting to get a bearing on the real situation and to compare what really happened to what the movie portrays, the doc. is a bit sparse and therefore it may not be worth a rental for some.

One of the best Israeli films ever made by ziondub April 26, 2004 - 1:48 PM PDT
1 out of 1 members found this review helpful
Despite a few trivial inaccuracies, this film does a pretty good job of recreating the daring rescue operation of Jews and Israelis held hostage in Uganda. The film offers a rare glimpse into the operations of Sayaret Metcal, Israel's most elite commando unit. For those interested in Israeli/Mid-east politics, the leader of the operation, Yonni (who is the only soldier killed during the operation), was the brother of Benjamin Natanyahu and may offer some insight into why Bibi holds the political views he does. Also noteworthy is Klaus Kinski who has a supporting role as a German terrorist and a funky seventies soundrack that sticks in your head. I think I read somewhere that the shots of several political figures like Rabin are not stock footage and were done specifically for the movie. Definately a must for Jews or anyone interested in Israel/Mid-east politics.

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