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* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: A brief one noting that Ulrich Wegener founded GSG9, the anti-terrorism squad the Germans so conspicuously lacked in 1972; that Israeli special forces killed two of the three surviving terrorists[[note]]In years since this has been disputed, with one said to have died of heart failure and the other to have died in an unrelated incident[[/note]]; and that Jamal Al-Gashey was living in hiding in Africa with a wife and two daughters.

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* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: A brief one noting that Ulrich Wegener founded GSG9, the anti-terrorism squad the Germans so conspicuously lacked in 1972; that Israeli special forces killed two of the three surviving terrorists[[note]]In years since this has been disputed, with one said to have died of heart failure and the other to have died in an unrelated incident[[/note]]; and that Jamal Al-Gashey was living in hiding in Africa with a wife and two daughters.daughters.
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* {{Gorn}}: Some ghastly photos of the dead bodies scattered around the airport. Some are partially obscured by pixellation, but others aren't at all.



* TickTockTerror: Used to illustrate the moments ticking down to multiple deadlines set by the terrorists.

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* TickTockTerror: Used to illustrate the moments ticking down to multiple deadlines set by the terrorists.terrorists.
* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: A brief one noting that Ulrich Wegener founded GSG9, the anti-terrorism squad the Germans so conspicuously lacked in 1972; that Israeli special forces killed two of the three surviving terrorists[[note]]In years since this has been disputed, with one said to have died of heart failure and the other to have died in an unrelated incident[[/note]]; and that Jamal Al-Gashey was living in hiding in Africa with a wife and two daughters.


* GermanicEfficiency: DiscussedTrope, and averted. One of the reporters who covered the crisis says everyone believed in "ruthless Germanic efficiency" and just assumed that the West Germans had some sort of trained special forces squad. They didn't; the German personnel on the scene were regular cops who had no training at all in commando operations.



* POVCam: One athlete describes how he happened to be first in line as the Israelis were being led out after the initial attack and thus was able to make a run for it, which resulted in him ultimately being the only one of the Israelis to survive. This is illustrated with a POV shot down the hallways of the apartment complex, which was (and is) unchanged from 1972.

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* POVCam: One athlete describes how he happened to be first in line as the Israelis were being led out after the initial attack and thus was able to make a run for it, which resulted in him ultimately being the only one of the Israelis to survive. This is illustrated with a POV shot down the hallways of the apartment complex, complex 31, which was (and is) unchanged from 1972.



* TickTockTerror: Used to illustrate the moments ticking down to the 12 noon deadline where the terrorists will kill a hostage if their demands are not met. At almost literally the last minute the terrorist leader agrees to an extension.

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* TickTockTerror: Used to illustrate the moments ticking down to multiple deadlines set by the 12 noon deadline where the terrorists will kill a hostage if their demands are not met. At almost literally the last minute the terrorist leader agrees to an extension.terrorists.


* TheKenBurnsEffect: Used several times with stills. There is a zoom out from a photo of Andre Spitzer with his newborn baby. There is a chilling slow zoom across the eyes of terrorist Jamal Al-Gashey as he describes the planning of the attack.

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* TheKenBurnsEffect: Used several times with stills.still photos. There is a zoom out from a photo of Andre Spitzer with his newborn baby. There is a chilling slow zoom across the eyes of terrorist Jamal Al-Gashey as he describes the planning of the attack. The camera zooms in to the last photo of Andre Spitzer alive, as he is being clubbed by a rifle butt on the balcony.



* {{Pixellation}}: Used to slightly obscure the face of terrorist Jamal Al-Gashey.

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Used to slightly obscure the face of terrorist Jamal Al-Gashey.Al-Gashey.
** Used to partially, but only partially, obscure the bloody corpses of victims and terrorists.



* TalkingHeads: Interviewees include Ankie Spitzer, widow of murdered fencing coach Andre Spitzer, and Jamal Al-Gashey, one of the three surviving terrorists. Al-Gashey is shown in shadow with his face blurred.

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* TalkingHeads: Interviewees include Ankie Spitzer, widow of murdered fencing coach Andre Spitzer, and Jamal Al-Gashey, one of the three surviving terrorists. Al-Gashey is shown in shadow with his face blurred.blurred.
* TickTockTerror: Used to illustrate the moments ticking down to the 12 noon deadline where the terrorists will kill a hostage if their demands are not met. At almost literally the last minute the terrorist leader agrees to an extension.

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* {{Documentary}}: Of the worst moment in Olympic history, the 1972 Munich massacre.

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''One Day in September'' is a 1999 documentary feature directed by Kevin Macdonald.

It is about the infamous 1972 [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Munich_massacre Munich massacre]] at the Olympic Games. A Palestinian terrorist group that called itself "Black September" snuck into the athete's village and seized 11 members of the Israeli Olympic delegation as hostages. The terrorists demanded the release of 234 terrorists being held prisoner by the Israelis and the West Germans, but the Israelis refused to negotiate. During the prolonged crisis, two Israelis are killed. Finally, an attempt by the terrorists to take a plane to Egypt along with their hostages is interrupted by a rescue attempt at the airport. Unfortunately, the West German police horribly botch the rescue attempt and the remaining nine hostages are killed, along with five of the eight terrorists.

For a fictional rendition of these events and the subsequent Israeli attempts at vengeance, see the Creator/StevenSpielberg film ''Film/{{Munich}}''.

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* GoodTimesMontage: A single montage covers the main highlights of the Olympics before the terrorist attack--Mark Spitz's seven swimming gold medals, Olga Korbut's balance beam gold medal, and the highly controversial USA-USSR basketball gold medal game.
* TheKenBurnsEffect: Used several times with stills. There is a zoom out from a photo of Andre Spitzer with his newborn baby. There is a chilling slow zoom across the eyes of terrorist Jamal Al-Gashey as he describes the planning of the attack.
* {{Narrator}}: Creator/MichaelDouglas's narration is used sparingly, with most of the film being told with stock footage and interviews.
* {{Pixellation}}: Used to slightly obscure the face of terrorist Jamal Al-Gashey.
* POVCam: One athlete describes how he happened to be first in line as the Israelis were being led out after the initial attack and thus was able to make a run for it, which resulted in him ultimately being the only one of the Israelis to survive. This is illustrated with a POV shot down the hallways of the apartment complex, which was (and is) unchanged from 1972.
* SplitScreen: A series of split screen shots illustrates the athletes from all over the world in the Olympic Village.
* StockFootage: Most of the movie besides the TalkingHeads sequences, starting with a tourist promotional newsreel for the city of Munich, then moving on to lots and lots of sports and news footage.
* TalkingHeads: Interviewees include Ankie Spitzer, widow of murdered fencing coach Andre Spitzer, and Jamal Al-Gashey, one of the three surviving terrorists. Al-Gashey is shown in shadow with his face blurred.

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