Argo Movie production Based On A Declassified True Story



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Distributor U.S. Release

Warner Bros. Pictures  United States

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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.
the official version from on August 17, 2012

Production History as of April 25, 2012





Scheduled to begin shooting starting September 2011


Running Time

2 hours,0 minutes

Shooting Locations

September 2011:
Los Angeles, California, United States
Thursday, September 1 2011: