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Argo
- Ben Affleck

Overview - When militants seize control of the U.S. embassy in Tehran during the height of the Iranian Revolution, CIA agent Tony Mendez (Ben Affleck) creates a fake Hollywood film production in order to rescue a group of American diplomats who have sought refuge at the home of the Canadian ambassador.  Read more...

 
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Overview

When militants seize control of the U.S. embassy in Tehran during the height of the Iranian Revolution, CIA agent Tony Mendez (Ben Affleck) creates a fake Hollywood film production in order to rescue a group of American diplomats who have sought refuge at the home of the Canadian ambassador. As the six members of the embassy staff remain behind closed doors, armed militants conduct thorough searches of local homes, and kill anyone suspected of harboring the Americans. Realizing that it's only a matter of time before the six are identified and taken hostage, Mendez offers a unique - yet potentially dangerous - solution: posing as a Canadian film producer, he will enter into Tehran under the precipice of scouting locations for an upcoming science fiction opus, gather up the refugees, pass them off as his crew at the airport, and fly out of Iran right under the militants' noses. Shortly after touching down in Iran, however, Mendez contends with a few unexpected developments that threaten to erode the bond of trust he needs to establish with the refugees, and expose his deception. Meanwhile, even if they do manage to make it as far as the airport, government bureaucracy threatens to leave them hopelessly stranded in their most desperate hour. Alan Arkin, John Goodman, and Bryan Cranston co-star. Inspired by actual events.

Cast List

Ben Affleck - Oscar-winning actor/screenwriter, GOOD WILL HUNTING
David J. Webb - First Assistant Director
Jan Pascale
R. Bruce Steinheimer
Gregg Rudloff
John Reitz
Alexandre Desplat - Composer
Rodrigo Prieto - Director of Photography, AMORES PERROS (2001)
Ethan VanderRyn
Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
Gordon McVay
Erik Aadahl
Tina Anderson - Post Production Coordinator
F. Alan Burg
Deborah Harman
Chris Terrio - Director, HEIGHTS (2005)
Trish Almeida
Amy Herman
Barry McQueary
Claire Folger
Robby Baumgartner
Antonio J. Mendez
J.J. Perry
Barbara Augustus-Johnson
Garth Steinheimer
Michael Maher - Graphic Design
Connie Gackenbach
David Craig - Production Designer
Adrienne Barbeau - American actress, MAUDE, THE FOG
Jean Carol
Kyle Chandler - American Actor
Michael Chieffo - American Actor
Rory Cochrane - Actor/"Dazed & Confused"
Bryan Cranston - Actor, Dad on "Malcolm in the Middle"
Tate Donovan - American Supporting Actor
Victor Garber - Stage/Film Actor
John Goodman - American Film/TV Actor
Zeljko Ivanek - Actor/In USA
Bill Kalmenson - American Writer/Director
Richard Kind - SUPPORTING ACTOR
Barry Livingston - Actor/"Easy Wheels"
Tim Quill - Supporting Actor
Keith Szarabajka - Supporting Actor
Titus Welliver - Actor/"Zero Tolerance"
Alan Arkin - Oscar-winning actor, director, LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE
Page Leong - Actress/"White Phantom"
Michael Parks - American TV/Film Actor
Joseph S. Griffo
Matthew Glave - Actor
Bob Gunton - American Supporting Actor
Matt Nolan
Cas Anvar
Ashley Wood
Ray Porter
Rafi Pitts - Director
Clea DuVall - American actress, GIRL, INTERRUPTED
Chris Messina - Actor, IRA & ABBY
Christopher Denham - Actor
Victor McCay
Jamie McShane - American actor
Larry Sullivan - Actor, THESE OLD BROADS (2001)
Larry Sullivan Jr. - Actor, THESE OLD BROADS (2001)
Tom Lenk
Christopher Stanley
Lindsey Ginter
Rob Brownstein
David Sullivan - Actor, PRIMER (2004)
Scoot McNairy - Actor
Richard Dillane
Mehrdad Sarlak
Roberto Garcia
Taies Farzan - Actor in FRATRICIDE
Hans Tester
Michael Cassidy - Actor, ZOOM (2006)
Omid Abtahi - Actor
John Boyd - Actor
Yan Feldman
Daston Kalili - Directori/actor, INSOMNIA MANICA (2005)
Fanshen Cox
Bill Tangradi
Bobby Naderi
J.R. Cacia
Muhammad Cangoren
Karina Logue
Taylor Schilling
Scott Elrod
Fahim Fazli
Kelly Curran
Kerry Bishe
Dan Dijulio
Nelson Franklin
Billy Blair
Ryan Ahern
Rob Tepper
Yuriy Sardarov
Nancy Stelle
Eric Scott-Cooper
Maz Siam
Tehmina Sunny
Farshad Farahat
Sheila Vand
Jon Woodward Kirby
Alborz Basiratmand
Ruty Rutenberg
Michael Woolston
Sharareh Sedghi
Bobby Zegar
Nikka Far
Aidan Sussman
Ali Saam
Araz Vahid Ebrahim Nia
Scott Anthony Leet
Stephen J. Lattanzi
Danielle Barbosa
Peter-Henry Schroeder
Mark Rhino Smith
Andrew Varenhorst
Amitis Frances Ariano
Alison Fiori
Florans Atlantis
Allegra Carpenter
Ray Haratian
Soheil Tasbihchi
Hovik Gharibian
Dorianne Pahlavan
Hooshang Tooze
Ali Farkhonde
Sahm McGlynn
Asghar Allah Veirdi Zadeh
Leyla Beysulen
Amir Kamyab
Baris Deli
Bahram Khosraviani
Sam Sheikholeslami
Saba Sarem
Puya Abbassi
Reza Mir
Jozef Fahey
Annie Little
Brandon Tabassi
Alex Schemmer
Ken Edling
Deborah Deimel Bean

 
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    Blu-Ray Disc Format
  • Format: Blu-Ray/DVD Combo
  • Run Time: 120
  • Color Format: (unknown/unconverted)
  • UPC: 883929241408
  • Genre: Drama
  • Rating: R (MPAA)
  • Release Date: August 2013

Related Categories:
Movies > Action/Adventure

Related Keywords:
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CIA
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Reviews:
"ARGO is a crackerjack political thriller told with intelligence....Proving even more than before that he’s a behind-the-camera force to be reckoned with, Ben Affleck tells a dense, multilayered yarn..." - 09/01/2012 Hollywood Reporter


5 stars out of 5 -- "This certain Best Picture contender proves to be a prime example of accomplished major studio filmmaking, and also a smart, crafty suspense-laden picture that should win critical plaudits across the board." - 09/07/2012 Box Office


"ARGO is most impressive in the number of moods its director has casually mastered." - 10/11/2012 Los Angeles Times


"[T]he results are nothing less than sensational. This political thriller has it all..." - 10/12/2012 Wall Street Journal


"ARGO plays out like an unlikely heist movie in which all the suspense comes from unexpected corners." - 10/11/2012 Movieline


"[A] smart, jittery thriller about a freakish and little-known chapter of the Iranian hostage crisis..." - 10/12/2012 New York Times


4 stars out of 4 -- "[B]oth spellbinding and surprisingly funny. Many of the laughs come from the Hollywood guys played by Goodman and Arkin..." - 10/10/2012 Chicago Sun-Times


3.5 stars out of 4 -- "Ben Affleck doesn't merely direct ARGO, he directs the hell out of it, nailing the quickening pace, the wayward humor, the nerve-frying suspense." - 10/18/2012 Rolling Stone


"Affleck threads viewers through the dauntingly tricky geopolitics and tonal shifts of ARGO with an utterly flawless sense of control..." - 10/12/2012 Washington Post


4 stars out of 5 -- "[Affleck] makes it work, anchoring proceedings with a likeable, layered lead performance." - 12/01/2012 Total Film


"[S]lick enough to send us smiling out of cinemas on a Saturday night, but with the substance to avoid insulting our intelligence in the process." - 12/01/2012 Sight and Sound

 
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