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... more
Release DateU.S.Argo was released on
Friday, October 12, 2012 Nationwide Release
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
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Rating MPAAR for language and some violent images
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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 (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.
official plot version from warnerbros.com
Trivia & Production Notes
- Based on a Wired magazine article by Joshuah Bearmna, published in 2007 and titled "How the CIA Used a Fake Sci-Fi Flick to Rescue Americans from Tehran."
Also Known As
- Escape from Tehran
- September 2011: Los Angeles, California, United States
- Thursday, September 1 2011: Turkey