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During the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, eleven Israeli athletes are taken hostage and murdered by a Palestinian terrorist group known as Black September. In retaliation, the Israeli government recruits a group of Mossad agents to track down and execute those responsible for the attack.

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Directed by

Steven Spielberg

Written by

Tony Kushner (Screenplay)
Eric Roth (Screenplay)

Runtime

164 minutes

Country

United States of America, France, Canada

Language

English

Tagline

The world was watching in 1972 as 11 Israeli athletes were murdered at the Munich Olympics. This is the story of what happened next.

Cast

Keywords

paris france revenge hotel room israel israeli intelligence assassination 1970s hostage munich olympic games baader-meinhof group mossad palestinian plo beirut ailul al aswad bomb constructor olympian village

Photos

Lists

#196 on The 21st Century Most Acclaimed Films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Achievement in Film Editing Michael Kahn

Oscar nomination for Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score John Williams

Oscar nomination for Best Motion Picture of the Year Steven Spielberg Kathleen Kennedy Barry Mendel

Oscar nomination for Best Achievement in Directing Steven Spielberg