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Argo

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Argo
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120 min.
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United States United States
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Thriller. Mystery. Drama | 1970s. Politics. Based on a true story
Synopsis
At the height of the Iranian revolution in 1979, Islamist militants storm the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, taking 52 Americans hostage. Six manage to get away and hide in the home of the Canadian ambassador (Victor Garber), but the solution is temporary because they know—especially with the door-to-door searches—as soon as the militants figure out where they are, they'll be killed. CIA "exfiltration" specialist Tony Mendez (Ben Affleck) comes up with a risky scheme to get them safely out of the country. His plan is to pose as a film producer scouting locations in Iran for an upcoming sci-fi production called Argo. The American hostages, in disguises, will then accompany him out of the country as his film crew. In order to pull it off, Mendez enlists the help of veteran Hollywood producer Lester Siegel (Alan Arkin) and make-up artist John Chambers (John Goodman).

Based on the true story of the rescue operation by Canadian ambassador after the Canadian Parliament passed special legislation allowing Canadian passports to be issued to the Americans to help them escape.
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2012: 3 Academy Awards: Best Movie, Adapted Screenplay and Editing. 7 Nominations
2012: 2 Golden Globes: Best Drama Film & Best Director. 5 Nominations
2012: 3 BAFTA Awards, including Best Picture and Director. 7 nominations
2012: 2 Critics Choice Awards: Best Film & Best Director. 7 nominations
2012: New York Film Critics Circle: Nominated Best Film and Best Director
2012: César Awards: Best Foreign Film
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Argo
2012
Ben Affleck
7.2
(78,335)
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