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R| 1 hr. 34 min.

Plot Summary
"One Day in September" is a new kind of thriller - one where real lives are at stake and every event is true. They were billed as the "Olympics of Peace and Joy" but became the Olympics of terror. In 1972, an extreme Palestinian group called Black September held 11 Israeli athletes hostage in the Olympic village in Munich, while the world looked on, incredulous.

Cast: Michael Douglas , Ankie Spitzer , Jamal Al-Gashey , Gerald Seymour , Axel Springer , Gad Zahari , Shmuel Lalkin , Manfred Schreiber

Director: Kevin Macdonald

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics, Columbia Tristar, Home Vision Entertainment, Home Box Office (HBO) [us]

One Day in September (1999)

Release Date: November 17th, 2000|1 hr. 34 min.

critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 75
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    Impassioned and well-crafted, One Day in September is also grueling. show more

  • 100
    Staff [Not Credited] USA Today

    Comprehensive and blisteringly paced. show more

  • 88
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Macdonald's film brilliantly telescopes the '70s, an era when every physical action had its equal and opposite political reaction. show more

  • August 25, 2011 score624
    Report This User

    What a botched rescue fron beginning to end. The German hosts were truly unprepared for any thing of this kind as well as clueless of its repercussions. I will never forget the scene of the daughter placing sunflowers on her slain father\'s grave. It is a must see film!

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