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Acting under the cover of a Hollywood producer scouting a location for a science fiction film, a CIA agent launches a dangerous operation to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1980.

Based on the declassified true story

Ben Affleck George Clooney Argo
Release date
October 25 2012
Ben Affleck directs and stars in this real-life political intelligence dramedy based ona true story. This hostage rescue picture follows CIA exfiltration operative and master of disguise Tony Mendez, who sets out to rescue a handful of American diplomats hiding out in 1979 Tehran. Pretending to be a film location scouting crew, Mendez and a motley crew of Hollywood artists, escape artists and con-artists smuggle the six embassy workers to safety in a daring rescue.

Ben Affleck ... Tony Mendez

Bryan Cranston ... Jack O'Donnell

Christopher Denham ... Mark Lijek

John Goodman ... John Chambers

Rory Cochrane ... Lee Schatz

Scoot Mcnairy ... Joe Stafford

Tate Donovan ... Bob Anders

Victor Garber ... Ken Taylor

Alan Arkin ... Lester Siegel

Clea Duvall ... Cora Lijek

Exclusive interviews with the cast

The movie was fake. The mission was real.

GK Films
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