Spielberg's follow on.


There are not many posts on this particular film (21 hours at munich) I think because of the simple fact that it is a very rare and probably a not often shown film. It had a cinema release in certain countrys. I have yet to see it fully, but there is a DVD of the movie coming out soon in the U.K. It was only shown once on TV here in the early 80s and has not been shown since. I was 12 or 13 at the time and the subject even then seemed to interest me. The imdb does need to adjust it's records on this as it has been available to buy in the states on DVD as from Dec 2005. Anyway, I'll be looking forward to seeing this before I go to see Steven Spielberg's, you could say, sequel. I think both films should be seen aswell as the documentary One day in September. As for 21 hours, William Holden and Franco Nero are the main leads in this very well made TV movie. I think the fact that it was a TV film is what makes it so rare and not a film that most people have heard of. But I do say that this has to be seen before the Steven Spielberg film to get the full picture. Yes these films will be and are entertaining, but it deals with something very sad. And both movies respect this. There was also a TV movie that was a follow on to 21 hours that starred that guy from Scarface. Not Al Pacino, the other guy. This may or may not be based on a book that is the same basis for Spielberg's Munich. Anyway, watch 21 Hours At Munich as it is a film I think everyone should see about something that was true.

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Havent found a DVD anywhere here in the states :'(

"Marv, this is God. What the HELL were you thinkin?!"

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This movie is on the Encore Action channel all the time. It is far better than I expected. Munich is basically a sequel to this.

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i dont know but i saw it once on tv and i like it

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this was a great movie,, and this one told me more information than Spielberg's Munich,, which i also own,, William Holden did a great job in this movie, this one was more compact i think , and told a better story,, although Munich was good,, i think parts were missing from Munich,, that this movie just seemed to tell better.
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"There was also a TV movie that was a follow on to 21 hours that starred that guy from Scarface. Not Al Pacino, the other guy."

The one mentioned above is the 2 part, made for TV mini series, "The Sword of Gideon." The actor in question is Steven Bauer (yes, he was in Scarface).

S of G is based on George Jonas's book, "Vengence" as is Spielberg's "Munich." Ergo, "Munich" is really a remake of S of G. Comparisons between Munich and 21 Hours are not really fair as the main story is the "Vengence" taken after the incident at Munich (as written in the book by Jonas)and not the incident itself. The events at the Olympics are backstory for the main story told in Munich and S of G. In that respect, Spielberg's choice of "Munich" as a title is not really the best.

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This movie actually ran in 1975 (or 6) on ABC opposite NBC's first ever telecasts of "Gone with the Wind" on Sunday night.

I, as a ten year old Civil war buff, was so bored and disappointed with GWTW that I went downstairs and watched this film, which I found much more engaging,

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Hi Joe -- you said:

"There was also a TV movie that was a follow on to 21 hours that starred that guy from Scarface. Not Al Pacino, the other guy."



May I ask the title of the movie you're referring to?

and which other actor? is it Steven Bauer, Robert Loggia, which one?

I've browsed on IMDB .. but don't know which actor is starring, and no clue about the title ...


Let me know if you have any tips/clues .. I am fascinated by the events of 1972; I'd like to read/see as many books/movies as possible.

Thanks in advance

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