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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[1] and it deals with real events concerning the Munich massacre during the 1972 Summer Olympics.[2] It was broadcast by ABC November 7, 1976.[3] Despite its TV origin, the film was released theatrically in several foreign countries.

21 Hours at Munich
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Directed byWilliam A. Graham
Produced byRobert Greenwald
Written byEdward Hume and Howard Fast
StarringWilliam Holden
Music byLaurence Rosenthal
CinematographyJost Vacano
Edited byRonald J. Fagan
Release date
November 7, 1976
Running time
101 minutes
CountryUnited States



  1. ^ Jerry Roberts. Encyclopedia of Television Film Directors. Scarecrow Press, 2009. ISBN 0810861380.
  2. ^ Rick Talley (October 28, 1976). "'21 Hours' relives Munich agony". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 30 July 2012.
  3. ^ Bill Carter (November 5, 1976). "Munich docu-drama powerful, but why put it on opposite 'GWTW'?". The Sun. Retrieved 30 July 2012.

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