21 Hours at Munich

Overview

21 Hours at Munich is a grim reenactment of the darkest days of the 1972 Munich Olympics. A gang of eight Arab terrorists storm the Israeli dormitory, killing two and taking hostage nine athletes. The terrorist's demands include the release of 200 Arabs held in Israeli jails; Israel follows its standard policy in dealing with terrorism and refuses to capitulate. There can be only one way that this film will end, but the tragedy of the occasion is buoyed by isolated moments of inspirational heroism. William Holden...
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Overview

21 Hours at Munich is a grim reenactment of the darkest days of the 1972 Munich Olympics. A gang of eight Arab terrorists storm the Israeli dormitory, killing two and taking hostage nine athletes. The terrorist's demands include the release of 200 Arabs held in Israeli jails; Israel follows its standard policy in dealing with terrorism and refuses to capitulate. There can be only one way that this film will end, but the tragedy of the occasion is buoyed by isolated moments of inspirational heroism. William Holden and Franco Nero head the cast, while sportscaster Jim McKay, whose emotional coverage of the actual events has since become famous, narrates the film. 21 Hours at Munich first aired on November 7, 1976.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/20/2005
  • UPC: 883904130659
  • Original Release: 1976
  • Source: Mgm (Video & Dvd)
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 18,479

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
William Holden Manfred Schreiber
Franco Nero Issa
Richard Basehart Willy Brandt
David Hess Berger
Michael Degen Mohammed Khadif
Eric Falk Romano
Herbert Fux Shorr
Martin Gilat
Gunther Maria Halmer Spitzer
Ullrich Haupt Jr. Israli Coach
Shirley Knight Annaliese Graese
William Knight
Georg Marischka Genscher
Jan Niklas Schreiber's Aide
Anthony Quayle General Zamir
Else Quecke Golda Meir
Osman Ragheb Prime Minister Sedki
Franz Rudnick Troger
Paul Thatcher Smith Gutfreund
Dan van Husen Tony
Noel Willman Merk
Technical Credits
William A. Graham Director
Ronald J. Fagan Editor
Howard Fast Screenwriter
Ed Feldman Executive Producer
Robert Greenwald Producer
Edward C. Hume Screenwriter
Laurence Rosenthal Score Composer
Jost Vacano Cinematographer
Frank Von Zerneck Producer
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