Mivtsa Yonatan (Operation Thunderbolt)
Mivtsa Yonatan (Operation Thunderbolt) (1977)

This thrill-packed fact-based action-adventure from Israel chronicles the daring rescue of 104 passengers from a hijacked plane in Entebbe, Uganda, on July 4, 1976. The film is also known as Entebbe: Operation Thunderbolt.

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: July 11, 1977
DVD Release Date: July 31, 2003
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Jordan Hiller

One noticeable difference between Thunderbolt and its American counterparts is that American action heroes tend to be bigger than life and charismatic; the Israeli soldiers risking life and limb do so stoically, with an almost gloomy sense of compulsion a

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