21 Hours at Munich
21 Hours at Munich is a 1976 American television film directed by William A. Graham and starring William Holden. It is based on the book The Blood of Israel by Serge Groussard and it deals with real events concerning the Munich massacre during the 1972 Summer Olympics. It was broadcast by ABC November 7, 1976. Despite its TV origin, the film was released theatrically in several foreign countries.
|21 Hours at Munich|
|Directed by||William A. Graham|
|Produced by||Robert Greenwald|
|Written by||Edward Hume and Howard Fast|
|Music by||Laurence Rosenthal|
|Edited by||Ronald J. Fagan|
|November 7, 1976|
- William Holden as Chief of Police Manfred Schreiber
- Franco Nero as Luttif Afif, alias Issa
- Shirley Knight as Anneliese Graes
- Anthony Quayle as General Zvi Zamir
- Richard Basehart as Chancellor Willy Brandt
- Noel Willman as Bavarian Interior Minister Bruno Merk
- Georg Marischka as Germany's Interior Minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher
- Walter Kohut as Feldhaus
- Jan Niklas as Schreiber's Aide
- David Hess as Berger
- Paul L. Smith as Gutfreund
- Hartmut Becker as Mattes
- Jerry Roberts. Encyclopedia of Television Film Directors. Scarecrow Press, 2009. ISBN 0810861380.
- Rick Talley (October 28, 1976). "'21 Hours' relives Munich agony". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 30 July 2012.
- Bill Carter (November 5, 1976). "Munich docu-drama powerful, but why put it on opposite 'GWTW'?". The Sun. Retrieved 30 July 2012.