Raid on Entebbe

Raid on Entebbe

Peter Finch
Director: Irvin Kershner Cast: Peter Finch
Peter Finch
, Charles Bronson
Charles Bronson
, Horst Buchholz
Horst Buchholz
Irvin Kershner




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.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/03/2007
UPC: 0018619112649
Original Release: 1977
Rating: NR
Source: Televista
Region Code: 0
Time: 1:53:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Peter Finch Yitzhak Rabin
Charles Bronson Brigadier General Dan Shomron
Horst Buchholz Wilfred Boese
Martin Balsam Daniel Cooper
John Saxon Gen. Benny Peled
Jack Warden Gen. Mordechai Gur
Tige Andrews Shimon Peres
Eddie Constantine Capt. Michel Bacos
Yaphet Kotto Idi Amin
Robert Loggia Yigal Allon
Stephen Macht Lt Col. "Yonni" Netanyahu
David Opatoshu Menachem Begin
Sylvia Sidney Dora Bloch
James Woods Capt. Sammy Berg
Barbara Allyne Bennet Relative #1
Allan Arbus Eli Meinick
Rene Assa Terrorist #38
Anna Berger Mrs. Berg
Peter Brocco Mr. Scharf
Stanley Brock Israel Gallill
Alex Colon Terrorist #15
Mariclare Costello Gabrielle Krieger
Larry Gelman Mr. Berg
Lou Gilbert Chaim Bar-Lev
Dov Gottesfeld Meteorologist
Hanna Hertelendy Mrs. Gordon
Aharon Ipalé Maj. David Grut
Warren Kemmerling Gad Yaakobi
Harvey Lembeck Mr. Harvey
Dinah Manoff Rachel Sager
George Petrie Chaim Zadok
Louis Quinn Delegation member
Kim Richards Alice
Tom Rosqui Amos Eran
Billy Sands Mr. Goldbaum
Steve Shaw Jonathan Sager
Pearl Shear Mrs. Loeb
Millie Slavin Mrs. Sager
Martin Speer Delegation member

Technical Credits
Irvin Kershner Director
Barry Beckerman Screenwriter
Daniel H. Blatt Producer
Bill Butler Cinematographer
Edgar J. Scherick Producer
David Shire Score Composer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Raid on Entebbe
1. Opening Credits [3:40]
2. Terrorists [17:14]
3. Uganda [16:46]
4. Segregation [12:45]
5. Good News [11:37]
6. Plans [9:12]
7. Rehearsal [9:41]
8. Go? [8:19]
9. Go! [10:06]
10. Infiltration [10:27]
11. Evacuation [9:02]
12. Closing Credits [1:47]

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