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The Man Who Captured Eichmann

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Genre  Drama, History, War
Country  United States
6.6/10 IMDb

Director  William A. Graham
Music director  Laurence Rosenthal
Language  English
The Man Who Captured Eichmann movie poster
Writer  Peter Z. Malkin, Harry Stein, Lionel Chetwynd
Release date  November 10, 1996 (1996-11-10)
Nominations  Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie
Cast  Robert Duvall (Adolf Eichmann), Arliss Howard (Peter Malkin), Jeffrey Tambor (Isser Harel)
Similar movies  The House on Garibaldi Street (1979), Eichmann (2007), Hannah Arendt (2012), Die Kinder von Blankenese (2010), The Man in the Glass Booth (1975)

The man who captured eichmann

The Man Who Captured Eichmann is an American 1996 television film about the capture of Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann by the Israeli secret service Mossad. The film aired on the TNT Network. The film stars Robert Duvall, who produced the film, plus Jeffrey Tambor and Arliss Howard.


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Set in 1960, the story follows the efforts of the Mossad, the Israeli Secret Service, to find former SS Colonel Adolf Eichmann, who ran from Germany to Argentina and took the name Ricardo Klement. He was wanted for the murders of both Europeans and Jews during the Holocaust. Learning of Eichmann's living in Argentina, the Mossad sends a team to capture him, led by agent Peter Malkin. The standing order: bring Eichmann back alive to Israel for trial.

The film ends with the take-off of the El Al aircraft taking Eichmann to face trial in Jerusalem. In real life, this aircraft was a turboprop-powered Bristol Britannia. However, the Britannia aircraft had a very short operational life, due to passenger demand for jets, and none were available for the movie. A Boeing 707-320B was therefore used instead, even though that particular marque of 707 did not fly until 1962.


  • Robert Duvall ... Adolf Eichmann/Ricardo Klement
  • Arliss Howard ... Peter Malkin
  • Jeffrey Tambor ... Isser Harel
  • Jack Laufer ... Uzi
  • Nicolas Surovy ... Hans
  • Joel Brooks ... Meir
  • Michael Laskin ... Dr. Klein
  • Sam Robards ... David
  • Michael Tucci ... Danny
  • Rusty Schwimmer ... Rosa
  • Jean Pierre Reguerraz ... Laszlo Ungari
  • Celina Font ... Angela Ungari
  • Erika Wallner ... Catalina Klement
  • Kevin Schiele ... Nicolas Klement
  • Gregory Dayton ... Muller
  • Marcelo Sycz ... Dieter Klement
  • Brian Hussey ... Hasse Klement
  • Marcos Woinsky ... Abba Eban
  • References

    The Man Who Captured Eichmann Wikipedia
    The Man Who Captured Eichmann IMDb The Man Who Captured Eichmann

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