The Movie Was Fake. The Mission Was Real.

Release Date: Friday, October 12, 2012

Rating: Rated PG-13

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.

Studio: Warner Bros


  • Ben Affleck


  • Ben Affleck
  • Alan Arkin
  • Bryan Cranston
  • John Goodman
  • Kerry Bishé
  • Kyle Chandler
  • Rory Cochrane
  • Christopher Denham
  • Tate Donovan
  • Clea DuVall
  • Victor Garber
  • Zeljko Ivanek
  • Richard Kind
  • Scoot McNairy
  • Chris Messina
  • Michael Parks
  • Taylor Schilling


Pietro Filipponi  |  Managing Editor

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We've always known Ben Affleck is one hell of a writer but with Argo he proves that his capability as a director is immense. This movie is the best political thriller to have been released in ages. Very sharp, very smart, and paced just right to keep you on the edge of your seat throughout. You'd be hard pressed to find many flaws in this Best Picture contender for sure, with acts as a glowing example of what a capable director with the proper vision can accomplish when he's allowed to run free.