Operation Thunderbolt Poster

Release Date: 1978

PG|2 hr 5 min

Plot Summary
Revolutionäre Zellen terrorist Wilfried Böse (Klaus Kinski) and his cohorts from the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine hijack an Air France flight on a stopover in Athens and force it to fly to Entebbe, Uganda, via Libya. After releasing the non-Jewish passengers, the terrorists ransom the remaining Jewish hostages for the release of political prisoners held by Israel. Israeli commandos launch a daring rescue attempt in this drama based on real-life events from 1976.

Cast: Yehoram Gaon, Assi Dayan, Klaus Kinski, Sybil Danning, Ori Levy, Arik Lavie

Director: Menahem Golan

Genres: Docudrama

Keywords: Melodramatic, Gripping, Pursuit, Rescue, 1970s, Escape


Nominated Foreign Language Film