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The Hijacking of the Achille Lauro (1989)

The story of the hijacking of the Itallian liner Achille Lauro by four militants of the Palestine Liberation Front, in 1985, who demanded the release of several Palestinians incarcerated in... See full summary »

Director:

Robert L. Collins

Writer:

Robert L. Collins (as Robert Collins)
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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Karl Malden ... Leon Klinghoffer
Lee Grant ... Marilyn Klinghoffer
E.G. Marshall ... Stanley 'Stan' Kubacki
Vera Miles ... Sophie Kubacki
Christina Pickles ... Charlotte
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mohab Boctor Mohab Boctor ... Magid Al-Moqui
Nabil Hakkim Nabil Hakkim ... Abbul Abbas
Brian Harrison Brian Harrison ... Ambassador Veliotes
Tony Helou Tony Helou ... Ibrahim Abdelatif
Phillip Hinton Phillip Hinton ... Captain De Rosa
Susan Lyons Susan Lyons ... Ruth
Robert Mammone ... Aldo
Charles Nassif ... Bassam Al-Asker
John Orcsik John Orcsik ... Samir Al-Quantari
Barry Otto ... Kevin
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The story of the hijacking of the Itallian liner Achille Lauro by four militants of the Palestine Liberation Front, in 1985, who demanded the release of several Palestinians incarcerated in Israeli prisons. In their hands, lied the fate of several passengers, many Americans included, and among them, Jewish-American businessman Leon Klinghoffer. Written by Rodrigo Amaro

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Genres:

Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 February 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Terror on the Achille Lauro See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In April 2003, shortly after the fall of Baghdad, U.S. Special Forces captured Abu Abbas, a convicted Palestinian terrorist who masterminded the 1985 hijacking of the Achille Lauro, as he tried to flee Baghdad for Syria. Abbas, born Muhammad Zaydan, founded the P.L.F.. See more »

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Version of The Death of Klinghoffer (2003) See more »

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Another well done made for TV movie.
18 December 2005 | by SPOOKY-70See all my reviews

An accurate portrayal of the events aboard the Italian cruise ship, Achille Lauro. Karl Malden accurately portrays the helpless victim of terrorist thugs. Most accurate of all is the brutality of the terrorists killing an unarmed man in a wheel chair and then throwing him overboard as witnessed by one of the ships porters. Leon Klinghoffer's defiance is conveyed very well by Karl Malden and seems to accurately reflect the actual events. Lee Grant is wonderful as the victims wife agonizing over the whereabouts of her husband. Her walking in front of the captured terrorists at the end probably is an accurate portrayal of the real Marilyn Klinghoffer's response to her loss.


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