Argo

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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... read more
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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 (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.

Original Release

10/11/2012

US Release

10/12/2012

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Cast

Ben Affleck Tony Mendez
Bryan Cranston Jack O'Donnell
John Goodman John Chambers
Kyle Chandler Hamilton Jordan
Taylor Schilling Christine Mendez
Victor Garber Ken Taylor
Alan Arkin Lester Siegel
Tate Donovan Bob Anders
Clea DuVall Cora Lijek
Scoot McNairy Joe Stafford
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Ben Affleck

Writers

Chris Terrio, Tony Mendez, Joshuah Bearman

Cast

Ben Affleck Tony Mendez
Bryan Cranston Jack O'Donnell
John Goodman John Chambers
Kyle Chandler Hamilton Jordan
Taylor Schilling Christine Mendez
Victor Garber Ken Taylor
Alan Arkin Lester Siegel
Tate Donovan Bob Anders
Clea DuVall Cora Lijek
Scoot McNairy Joe Stafford
Rory Cochrane Lee Schatz
Christopher Denham Mark Lijek
Kerry Bishe Kathy Stafford
Chris Messina Malinov
Zeljko Ivanek Robert Pender
Titus Welliver Bates
Richard Kind Max Klein
Keith Szarabajka Adam Engell
Bob Gunton Cyrus Vance
Page Leong Pat Taylor

Producers

Chris Brigham Executive Producer
Chay Carter Executive Producer
Tim Headington Executive Producer
Graham King Executive Producer
David Klawans Executive Producer
Nina Wolarsky Executive Producer
Ben Affleck Producer
George Clooney Producer
Grant Heslov Producer
Amy Herman Producer
Alex Sutherland Producer

Editors

William Goldenberg

2013Golden GlobeBest Motion Picture - Drama Won
2013Golden GlobeBest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Nominated
2013Golden GlobeBest Director - Motion Picture Won
2013Golden GlobeBest Screenplay - Motion Picture Nominated
2013Golden GlobeBest Original Score - Motion Picture Nominated
2013OscarBest Motion Picture of the Year Won
2013OscarBest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role Nominated
2013OscarBest Writing, Adapted Screenplay Won
2013OscarBest Achievement in Film Editing Won
2013OscarBest Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score Nominated
2013OscarBest Achievement in Sound Mixing Nominated
2013OscarBest Achievement in Sound Editing Nominated
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