StoryBased on real events, the dramatic thriller “Argo” chronicles the life-or-death covert operation to rescue six Americans, which unfolded behind the scenes of the Iran hostage crisis, focusing on the little-known role that the CIA and Hollywood played—information that was not declassified until many years after the event.
Academy Award® winner Ben Affleck directs and stars in the film, which is produced by Oscar® nominee Grant Heslov, Affleck, and Oscar® winner George Clooney.
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 Canadian Ambassador Ken Taylor. Knowing it is only a matter of time before the six are found out and likely killed, the Canadian and American governments ask the CIA to intervene. The CIA turns to their top “exfiltration” specialist, Tony Mendez, to come up with a plan to get the six Americans safely out of the country. A plan so incredible, it could only happen in the movies.
|Ben Affleck||Tony Mendez|
|Bryan Cranston||Jack O'Donnell|
|Alan Arkin||Lester Siegle|
|John Goodman||John Chambers|
|Victor Garber||Ken Taylor|
|Tate Donovan||Bob Anders|
|Clea Duvall||Cora Lijek|
|Scoot McNairy||Joe Stafford|
|Rory Cochrane||Lee Schatz|
|Christopoher Denham||Mark Lijek|
|Kerry Bishé||Kathy Stafford|
|Kyle Chandler||Hamilton Jordan|
|Zeljko Ivanek||Robert Pender|
|Keith Szarabajka||Adam Engell|
|Bob Gunton||Cyrus Vance|
|Richard Kind||Max Klein|
|Richard Dillane||OSS Officer Nicholls|
|Omid Abtahi||Reza Borhani|
|Page Leong||Pat Taylor|