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Operation Thunderbolt is a israelien film of genre Drama directed by Menahem Golan released in USA on 10 october 1977 with Yehoram Gaon

Operation Thunderbolt (1977)

Operation Thunderbolt
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Released in USA 10 october 1977
Length 2h4
Directed by
OriginIsrael
Genres Drama,    Thriller,    Documentary,    Action,    Historical
Rating66% 3.3448653.3448653.3448653.3448653.344865

Operation Thunderbolt, known in Israel as Mivtsa Yonatan (מבצע יונתן, literally "Operation Jonathan"), is an Israeli film from 1977 based on an actual event; Operation Entebbe and the freeing of hostages at Entebbe Airport in Kampala, Uganda, on July 4, 1976. The film was directed by Menahem Golan and starred Klaus Kinski, Yehoram Gaon, and Sybil Danning.

Synopsis

In July 1976, Air France flight 139 from Tel Aviv to Paris via Athens was hijacked by four terrorists, two of whom are West Germans named Wilfried Boese (Klaus Kinski) and Halima (Sybil Danning), and the other two are Palestinians. After landing to refuel in Libya, the four hijackers force the plane to take off and to land thousands of miles away at the airport in Entebbe, Uganda, at the invitation of the Ugandan leader Idi Amin (Mark Heath). The two Germans and two Arab hijackers are joined at the Entebbe Airport by at least three more Palestinian terrorists. The Jewish passengers are separated and held hostage in demand to release many terrorists held in Israeli prisons. After much debate, the Israeli government sent an elite commando unit, under the command of Colonel Yonatan Netanyahu (Yehoram Gaon), to raid the airfield and release the hostages. The film is based on fact and follows the events following the flight's takeoff until the hostages' return to Israel.

Actors

Yehoram Gaon

(Colonel Yonatan Netanyahou)
Gila Almagor

(Nurit Aviv)
Assi Dayan (אסי דיין)

(Shuki)
Sybil Danning

(Halima)
Klaus Kinski

(Wilfried Boese)
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