Argo (2012) (C)
"Electrically suspenseful, cunningly original true-life thriller..." Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly.
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 to 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 hostages. 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 (Ben 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. (C) Warner Bros, 2012, USA.
Starring Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin, John Goodman.
Directed by Ben Affleck.
Winner of 3 Academy Awards (2013): Best Motion Picture of the Year, Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay), Best Achievement in Film Editing.
DVD Release Date: February 19, 2013.
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