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Operation Thunderbolt

Directed by: Menahem Golan
124 Minutes, 1977

In July 1976, an Air France flight from Tel-Aviv to Paris via Athens was hijacked and forced to land in Entebbe, Uganda. The Jewish passengers were 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 to raid the airfield and release the hostages. The film is based on the true facts and follows the events since the flight’s takeoff and until the hostages’ return to Israel.


Director: Menahem Golan

Producer: Menahem Golan

Producer: Danny Perlman

Producer: Yoram Globus

Cast: Yehoram Gaon

Cast: Gila Almagor

Cast: Assi Dayan

Cast: Klaus Kinski

Cast: Sybil Danning

Cast: Arik Lavie

Cast: Shmuel Rodensky

Cast: Shaike Ophir

Cast: Reuven Bar-Yotam

Cast: Gabi Amrani

Cast: Mark Heath

Cast: Henry Czarniak

Cast: Rolf Eden

Cast: Shoshana Shani

Cast: Oded Teomi

Cast: Shimon Bar

Cast: Ori Levy

Cast: Mona Silberstein

Cast: Shlomo Vishinsky

Cast: Jeremy Kaplan

Cast: Chelli Goldenberg

Writer: Clarke Reynolds

Writer: Menahem Golan

Music: Dov Seltzer

Cinematographer: Adam Greenberg

Editor: Dov Hoenig

Original music: Yehoram Gaon