Argo Synopsis

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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Mondo Announces Ben Affleck Poster Series with Argo, The Town and Gone Baby Gone
3 moody pieces capture Affleck's impressive directorial accomplishments. Daniel Danger and Matthew Woodson are among the contributors.
Argo Extended Edition Blu-ray Arrives December 3rd
This special edition includes hours of new special features, nine minutes of extra footage, plus collectibles you can't get anywhere else.
Argo Blu-ray and DVD Debut February 19th
Ben Affleck stars in and directs this critically-acclaimed drama about a daring rescue mission that centered on a fake movie.
Argo Behind-the-Scenes Featurette
Ben Affleck's drama about a hostage rescue operation is making its run for Oscar gold.
BOX OFFICE BEAT DOWN: Argo Takes First Place with $12.3 Million
Cloud Atlas takes third place with $9.4 million, while Silent Hill: Revelation 3D lands in fifth place with $8 million.
BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS: Will Argo Take Home the Crown This Weekend?
Or will last weekend's winner Taken 2 pull off a repeat box office win?
GIVEAWAY: Win Big from Argo!
We're giving away tons of cool prizes for Ben Affleck's upcoming drama, including a brief bag, a desk clock, and a whole lot more.
Argo Hi-Res Photo Gallery
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.
Three Argo Character Posters
Ben Affleck, John Goodman, and Alan Arkin are featured in this latest look at the critically acclaimed drama.
Final Argo Poster
Ben Affleck stars in, produces, and directs this gripping true story drama about a fake movie production that saved six American hostages.
Two Argo TV Spots
Ben Affleck stars in and directs this true story drama about a fake movie production that was used to rescue six hostages.
Argo TV Spot
Ben Affleck directs and stars in this thriller based on the declassified true story about a rescue mission involving a fake movie production.
Argo Trailer
Ben Affleck directs this true-life thriller about a fake movie production used to save six hostages.
Argo Photo with Ben Affleck and His Hostage Recovery Team
The Town actor also directs this true-life thriller about a covert operation to save six Americans being held hostage.
Warner Bros. Pictures 2012 Release Schedule Preview
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First Look at Ben Affleck on the Set of Argo
The actor was caught in his retro gear while on the set of his new hostage rescue drama.
Argo Begins Shooting in Los Angeles
Ben Affleck directs this fact-based drama about a fake Hollywood production created to free American hostages in Iran.
Argo Adds Tate Donovan, Taylor Schilling and Nelson Franklin
Actor/director Ben Affleck has filled three key roles for his political thriller.
Kyle Chandler Joins Ben Affleck's Argo
Ben Affleck's directorial project revolves around six stranded US embassy workers and the CIA's elaborate mission to rescue them.
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 Director Ben Affleck Casts Himself as the Lead
The actor will star as Tony Mendez, a CIA agent who was the mastermind behind a Hollywood-driven ploy to rescue six American hostages in Iran.
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.
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