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.
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Take a look at 37 photos from director/star Ben Affleck's drama based on the unbelievable true story about a fake movie that made history.
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Ben Affleck stars in, produces, and directs this gripping true story drama about a fake movie production that saved six American hostages.
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Ben Affleck stars in and directs this true story drama about a fake movie production that was used to rescue six hostages.
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Ben Affleck directs and stars in this thriller based on the declassified true story about a rescue mission involving a fake movie production.
Ben Affleck directs this true-life thriller about a fake movie production used to save six hostages.
Argo Lands Bryan Cranston
The Breaking Bad Emmy winner will portray an Irish CIA agent in Ben Affleck's hostage drama based on a true story.
Argo Recruits John Goodman
The actor will portray a Hollywood makeup artist who plays a part in the U.S. government's unique plan to rescue six hostages from Iran.
Argo Lands Alan Arkin
The Oscar winner will play movie producer Lester Siegel in Ben Affleck's drama about the CIA teaming up with Hollywood to free six hostages in Iran.