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Argo

2012 (Ben Affleck) 14A, 120 minutes

John Goodman; Bryan Cranston; Ben Affleck; Alan Arkin

On Nov. 4, 1979, at the height of the Iranian revolution, militants stormed the US Embassy in Tehran, taking 52 Americans hostages. Six Americans managed to escape and received refuge at the home of the Canadian ambassador.

To the rescue comes CIA “exfiltration” specialist Tony Mendez, played by Affleck. He cooks up a scheme to get the Americans out of Iran before they are found out by posing as the producer of a fake Canadian sci-fi movie called “Argo.” The six Americans will accompany him out of Iran posing as members of the Canadian film crew supposedly there to scout locations

Peter Rainer/CSM

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