Voyage of Terror: The Achille Lauro Affair

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Voyage of Terror: The Achille Lauro Affair
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Directed by Alberto Negrin
Written by Alberto Negrin
Sergio Donati
Starring Burt Lancaster
Eva Marie Saint
Robert Culp
Joseph Nasser
Music by Ennio Morricone
Cinematography Giuseppe Ruzzolini
Country United States
Language English
Release date April 29, 1990 (1990-04-29)
Running time 180 min

Voyage of Terror: The Achille Lauro Affair (1990) is a television action-drama film starring Burt Lancaster and Eva Marie Saint and is based on the 1985 Achille Lauro hijacking. The film was directed by Alberto Negrin.[1][2]


One day, all are waiting for a ride of twelve days of quietness and relaxation aboard the Italian luxury cruise ship Achille Lauro. Everyone seems happy and content. No members of the passengers suspect that four Palestinian terrorists are among them. The most dangerous of all is their leader Molqi (Joseph Nasser). Among the hostages are Mr. Leon Klinghoffer (Burt Lancaster), and his wife Mrs Marilyn Klinghoffer.


Actor Role
Burt Lancaster Leon Klinghoffer
Eva Marie Saint Marilyn Klinghoffer
Robert Culp Gen. Davies
Renzo Montagnani De Rosa
Rebecca Schaeffer Cheryl
Brian Bloom Antonio
Dominique Sanda Margot
Bernard Fresson Pierre
Joseph Nasser Molqi
Yossi Ashdot Assadi
Maurizio Benazzo Michele
Jochen Horst Helmut
Saïd Amadis Abul


The filming of the movie was completed on the actual Achille Lauro cruise ship. The film was originally shown as a two-part mini-series and later released as a three hour film.[2]


  1. ^ Terrorism in American cinema: an analytical filmography, 1960–2008, by Robert Cettl
  2. ^ a b New York Times: Voyage of Terror: The Achille Lauro Affair (1990)

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