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Film Description

Film Description

 


Argo

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.



CRITICAL NOTES

"The film is a whopper of a tale, one designed for Oscar nominations, Best Picture and Best Director among them." -Peter Howell, Toronto Star
FILM INFORMATION

Director: Ben Affleck
Cast: Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston and John Goodman
Year: 2012
Runtime: 120 minutes
Country: USA
Language: English
Distributor: Warner Bros


Ratings: ON NR / BC NR / AB NR / SK NR / MB NR / QC NR / Maritmes NR

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