Argo 2012
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Argo 2012
The movie was fake. The mission was real.
Plot: Acting under the cover of a Hollywood producer scouting a location for a science fiction film, a CIA agent launches a dangerous operation to rescue six Americans in Teheran during the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1980.
Story: In 1979, the American embassy in Iran was invaded by Iranian revolutionaries and several Americans were taken hostage. However, six managed to escape to the official residence of the Canadian Ambassador and the CIA was eventually ordered to get them out of the country. With few options, exfiltration expert Tony Mendez devised a daring plan: to create a phony Canadian film project looking to shoot in Iran and smuggle the Americans out as its production crew. With the help of some trusted Hollywood contacts, Mendez created the ruse and proceed to Iran as its associate producer. However, time was running out with the Iranian security forces closing in on the truth while both his charges and the White House had grave doubts about the operation themselves.
Did you know: The script used for the fake film project was based on the 1967 science fiction novel "Lord of Light" by
Release date: 12 October 2012
User Votes: 7.9
Countries: USA,
Genres: Drama, History, Thriller,
MPAA Rating: R
Runtime: Not Available
Oscars: 3
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