Show Business: Entebbe Derby

The scenario might go like this: a hostage who looks amazingly like Shelley Winters searches the sky above Entebbe Airport. "Only a miracle can save us," she says, "and miracles only happen in the Bible." Cut to a tough, determined James Caan briefing his men for the rescue. "Our mission," he intones, "is impossible. But we dare not fail."

Hollywood is sky-high over the Israeli rescue of 104 hostages at Entebbe Airport in Uganda. "The mission reads like a movie script," rejoiced MCA President Sidney Sheinberg. Thus, only 72 hours after the commandos struck, the studios were plotting missions of their own—to...

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