7 Days in Entebbe Parent Guide
A re-telling of the 1976 hijacking of an Air France flight.
7 Days in Entebbe
Rating & Content Info
Why is 7 Days in Entebbe rated PG-13? 7 Days in Entebbe is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for violence, some thematic material, drug use, smoking and brief strong language.Violence:
- Frequent portrayals of non-graphic violence
- Depictions of physical assault and weapons use, with some blood and little detail.
- Infrequent portrayals of hand-to-hand, gun, and weapons violence in a terrorism context.
- Some grotesque images.
- Scenes that may frighten children.
- Embracing and kissing.
- Infrequent use of the sexual expletive in a non-sexual context.
- Infrequent use of scatological slang and cursing.
Alcohol / Drug Use:
- Frequent tobacco use.
- Infrequent portrayals of alcohol use.
Page last updated March 20, 2018
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News About "7 Days in Entebbe"
Learn more about the June 27, 1976 hijacking of the Air France flight from Tel Aviv to Paris. 250 people were taken hostage and the Airbus A300 was flown to Entebbe airport in Uganda (which is south of Kampala).
The perpetrators, two Palestinians and two members of a left-wing German group (one of whom was a woman), demand the release of 53 Palestinians prisoners who were supporters of their cause. 29 of them were being held in Israel.
At first, Israeli officials and Ugandan leader Idi Amin independently negotiated with the hijackers. Although this resulted in some of the passengers being released, 105 Israeli and Jewish hostages, along with the plane's crew, were not.
So Israel decided to act. About midnight of July 3, four Israeli C-130 transport planes were sent to Entebbe. They flew too low to be detected by radar. Once on the ground, the soldiers attacked the hanger where the hostages were being held, and managed to free them with very few casualties.
The brazen rescue did create more strife between the Israelis and the Ugandans, and an angry Idi Amin threatening war.
Cast and Crew
7 Days in Entebbe is directed by José Padilha and stars Daniel Brühl, Rosamund Pike, Eddie Marsan.