Saturday, March 18, 2017

Operation Thunderbolt (1977)

Academy Awards, USA 1978

Best Foreign Language Film

Warner Bros.
Directed by Menahem Golan
My rating: 2.5 stars out of 4
IMDb Wikipedia

Dramatic reenactment of the hijacking of an Israeli airliner by German and Palestinian terrorists, who force it to land in Uganda where they get help from Idi Amin and his army. Jewish passengers are separated from the others and threatened to be killed unless there demands are met. The Israeli government approves a rescue mission by an elite squad, leading to a final shootout at the airport in Uganda. Klaus Kinski is appropriately over-the-top as the main hijacker, while the actor playing Idi Amin is hilarious.

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