Argo | 2012

Drama, Adaptation
During the Iran hostage crisis, the CIA and Hollywood collaborated on a covert operation - a fake film - to rescue six Americans.
Director: Ben Affleck
Awards: 3 Oscar wins. Another 15 wins & 17 nominations | full awards »

Cast

... Tony Mendez

Actor

... Jack O'Donnell

Actor

... Lester Siegel

Actor

... John Chambers

Actor

... Ken Taylor

Actor

... Bob Anders

Actor

... Cora Lijek

Actor

... Joe Stafford

Actor

... Lee Schatz

Actor

... Mark Lijek

Actor

... Kathy Stafford

Actor

... Malinov

Actor

Company

AZ Celtic Films

Production Company

Alessi-Berona Casting

Production Company

Carlyn Davis Casting

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Synopsis

During the Iran hostage crisis, the CIA and Hollywood collaborated in a life-or-death covert operation to rescue six Americans. Their role in these events was little-known until information was declassified many years later. On November 4, 1979, as the Iranian revolution reaches its boiling point, militants storm the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, taking 52 Americans hostage. In the midst of the chaos, six Americans manage to slip away and find refuge in the home of Canadian Ambassador Ken Taylor. Knowing it is only a matter of time before the six are discovered and likely killed, the Canadian and American governments ask the CIA to intervene. The CIA turns to their top "exfiltration" specialist, Tony Mendez, to come up with a plan to move the six Americans safely out of the country. What they concoct is a plan so incredible, it could only happen in the movies.

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