Victory at Entebbe

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Victory at Entebbe is a 1976 American made-for-television action-drama film for broadcast on ABC, directed by Marvin J. Chomsky. The film starred Helmut Berger, Linda Blair, Anthony Hopkins, Burt Lancaster, Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Dreyfuss, and Kirk Douglas. read more

Victory at Entebbe is a 1976 American made-for-television action-drama film for broadcast on ABC, directed by Marvin J. Chomsky. The film starred Helmut Berger, Linda Blair, Anthony Hopkins, Burt Lancaster, Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Dreyfuss, and Kirk Douglas. Julius Harris portrayed Idi Amin, following the fatal heart attack suffered by the actor originally cast in the role, Godfrey Cambridge. The film was theatrically released in Europe.

Original Release

12/13/1976

US Release

12/13/1976

Cast

Helmut Berger Wilfried Böse / German Terrorist
Theodore Bikel Yakov Shlomo
Linda Blair Chana Vilnofsky
Kirk Douglas Hershel Vilnofsky / Herschel Vilnofsky
Richard Dreyfuss Colonel Yonatan 'Yonni' Netanyahu
Stefan Gierasch General Mordecai Gur
David Groh Benjamin Wise
Julius Harris President Idi Amin
Helen Hayes Etta Grossman-Wise
Burt Lancaster Shimon Peres
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Marvin J. Chomsky

Writers

Ernest Kinoy

Cast

Helmut Berger Wilfried Böse / German Terrorist
Theodore Bikel Yakov Shlomo
Linda Blair Chana Vilnofsky
Kirk Douglas Hershel Vilnofsky / Herschel Vilnofsky
Richard Dreyfuss Colonel Yonatan 'Yonni' Netanyahu
Stefan Gierasch General Mordecai Gur
David Groh Benjamin Wise
Julius Harris President Idi Amin
Helen Hayes Etta Grossman-Wise
Burt Lancaster Shimon Peres
Christian Marquand Captain Dukas
Elizabeth Taylor Edra Vilnofsky
Jessica Walter Nomi Haroun
Harris Yulin General Dan Shomron
Bibi Besch German Woman
David Sheiner Aaron Olav
Severn Darden Moshe Meyer
Ben Hammer Yaakobi
Anthony James Gamal Fahmy
Victor Mohica Jaif

Producers

Editors

Michael Gavaldon, Jim McElroy, David Saxon

1977EmmyOutstanding Achievement in Technical Direction and Electronic Camerawork Nominated
1977EmmyOutstanding Achievement in Video Tape Editing for a Special Nominated
1977EmmyOutstanding Individual Achievement in Any Area of Creative Technical Crafts Nominated
1977EmmyOutstanding Writing in a Special Program - Drama or Comedy - Original Teleplay Nominated
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