Based on true events of the late 1970s and surrounding the Iranian Revolution, Argo chronicles the true story and life-or-death covert operation to rescue six Americans.
The story unfolds behind the scenes of the Iran hostage crisis of 1979, of which the truth 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 (Ben Affleck) comes up with a risky plan to get them safely out of the country.
The plan was so incredible, it could only happen in the movies. Ben Affleck pulls off a stunning performance as Tony Mendez, who launches a “pipe-dream” rescue mission. Four things should be said about this pipe dream. One, it went ahead; two, it worked; three, it wasn’t declassified until 1997; and four, it makes for a good movie.
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