- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 53 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: October 23, 2004
- Originally Released: 1976
- Label: Televista
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
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Total Film - 06/01/2012
3 stars out of 5 -- "Filmed just months after the actual events, its solid construction belies the brisk production, the future EMPIRE STRIKES BACK director marshalling a complex narrative and an impressive cast..."
Description by OLDIES.com:
The World Holds Its Breath... The Hours And The Minutes Tick By.
It was in June 1976 that an Air France plane carrying 244 passengers and a crew of 12 on a flight from Athens to Paris was hijacked by terrorists who forced the captain to alter course and eventually land at Uganda's Entebbe Airport. With the tacit approval of President Idi Amin, the Jewish passengers were held hostage and threatened with death if the Israeli government didn't comply with their captor's demand - to release 53 Palestinian so-called freedom fighters held in Israeli prisons. The world held its breath as the hours and minutes to the deadlines set by the terrorists ticked by.
A well-made drama dealing with the daring raid by Israeli commandos on an Air France plane being held by terrorists in Uganda's Entebbe Airport. Made for television.
Based on actual events, this docudrama takes place in 1976 at Uganda's Entebbe Airport. A French plane, originally bound for Israel, is hijacked and forced to land at Entebbe. Israeli officials try to negotiate with the terrorists, but are hindered in their efforts by Uganda's infamous president, Idi Amin. With time running out, Israeli forces execute a daring, dangerous rescue mission to save the passengers -- and success is their only option...
Theatrical Release |
- "Raid on Entebbe" was Peter Finch's last film.