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  1. 21 Hours At Munich
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  2. 21 Hours At Munich

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Non-Fiction - Documentary
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Television has always been quick to capitalize on real-life crime tragedies, and few such events were as earthshaking as the kidnapping of Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics and the crime's eventual tragic resolution. 21 Hours at Munich is a surprisingly well made recreation of those events that boasts a cast considerably above the TV-movie norm.

William Holden stars as the German cop in charge of the investigation and negotiations, while Franco Nero plays the chief terrorist. Unlike Steven Spielberg's Munich, this movie concentrates solely on the crime itself, beginning by showing how the terrorists easily enter the Olympic Village and are able to subdue most of the members of the Israeli team. From there, it's a cat-and-mouse game of negotiations and threats between terrorists and police.

Holden is solid, and his casting was undoubtedly a coup for a TV movie of the week (the film was made immediately before he got his last Oscar nomination for... Read more
Of course it is not technically perfect and some of the acting is wooden, but the movie is an honest and unbiased account of the tragedy in Munich. I appreciate that it was not made fraught with emotion and suspense. Suspense was unnecessary as I am certain no one who watched this movie did not know how it ended. And the impact of watching the Israeli athletes and coaches die is pure, gut-wrenching and no less difficult to watch than if it just happened.
Good historical movie
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