Sword of Gideon

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Released 1986

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Director:
Michael Anderson
Released:
1986
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Sword of Gideon is the respected 1986 TV movie based on a shocking and tragic true story, directed by Michael Anderson. Told from the viewpoint of Avner, (Steven Bauer, Scarface), an agent in Israel's secret service, he is recruited to lead a covert assassination squad dedicated to eliminating the terrorists responsible for the Black September attack on Israeli Olympians in Munich in 1972. Israel launched different initiatives against the Black September terrorist organization. Avner's was deeply covert, involving a team of former Mossad agents, officially resigned from the secret agency, who operated completely independently and were paid like mercenaries. Avner and his team create their own mercenary network using Israeli money and set about their eye-for-an-eye operation. However the stress and paranoia of their task begins to eat away at their resolve and, when a team member is himself assassinated, the team takes its own revenge. Soon they feel unable to trust even their own countrymen...

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