The movie is based on a true story about "how the CIA and the Canadian government teamed to rescue six U.S. diplomats who'd been taken hostage at the American embassy by a group of Iranians in 1979. The CIA's ruse involved the explanation that the six hostages were actually a Hollywood film crew scouting a movie titled Argo, and using those fake identities, they were able to flee the country."
The film opens up in theaters October 12th, and I'm looking forward to checking it out.
Here's the Synopsis:
Based on true events, “Argo” chronicles the life-or-death covert operation to rescue six Americans,