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Ben Affleck oversees an escape plan for hostages in Iran in Argo.

Hollywood hijinks and high-stakes espionage collide in the acclaimed 2012 drama-thriller Argo, directed by and co-starring Ben Affleck (The Company Men).

Based on the declassified true story, Argo chronicles the life-or-death covert operation to rescue six Americans, which unfolded behind the scenes of the Iran hostage crisis, focusing on the little-known role that the CIA and Hollywood played.

On November 4, 1979, as the Iranian revolution reached its boiling point, militants stormed the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, taking 52 Americans hostage. In the midst of the chaos, six Americans managed to slip away and find refuge in the home of Canadian Ambassador Ken Taylor (Victor Garber, Titanic). Knowing it was only a matter of time before the six were found out and likely killed, the Canadian and American governments asked the CIA to intervene. »

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