Based on real events, this dramatic thriller chronicles the life or death covert operation to rescue 6 Americans, which unfolded behind the scenes of the Iran hostage crisis, focusing on the little-known role that the CIA and Hollywood played - information that was not declassified until many years after the event. On Nov. 4, 1979, as he Iranian revolution reached its boiling point, militants stormed the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, taking 52 Americans hostage. But in the midst of the chaos, 6 Americans managed to slip away and find refuge in the home of Canadian Ambassador Ken Taylor. Knowing it was only a matter of time before the 6 were found out and likely killed, the Canadian and American governments asked the CIA to intervene. The CIA turns to their top "exfiltration" specialist, Tony Mende, to come up with a plan to get the 6 Americans safely out of the country. A plan so incredible, it could only happen in the movies.
Ben Affleck,Bryan Cranston,Kyle Chandler,Taylor Schilling,Victor Garber,John Goodman
Based on true events, "Argo" chronicles the life-or-death covert operation to rescue six Americans, which unfolded behind the scenes of the Iran hostage crisis - the truth of which was unknown by the public for decades. On November 4, 1979, as the Iranian revolution reaches its boiling point, militants storm the U.S. embassy in Tehran, taking 52 Americans hostage. But, in the midst of the chaos, six Americans manage to slip away and find refuge in the home of the Canadian ambassador. Knowing it is only a matter of time before the six are found out and likely killed, a CIA "exfiltration" specialist named Tony Mendez (Affleck) comes up with a risky plan to get them safely out of the country. A plan so incredible, it could only happen in the movies.