• One Day in September (2000)

One Day in September

Release Date: November 17th, 2000

DVD Release Date: April 24th, 2001

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

Production Co: European Co-production Fund, Arthur Cohn Productions, BBC, Dan Valley Film AG, Passion Pictures, British Screen Productions

Keywords: Rescue, Tense, Police officer, Survival, 1970s, Revenge

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Jami BernardNew York Daily News

    A gripping thriller whose terror -- unfortunately -- comes from real life. show more

  • 88
    Kevin MaynardMr. Showbiz

    Especially timely in light of the current escalation in Palestinian-Israeli aggressions, but this is one sad story that would pack a staggering punch in any political climate. show more

  • 88
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

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

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Awards

Winner Documentary (Feature)