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Our Man in Tehran (2013)

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The events of the Iranian Hostage Crisis and Canada's involvement, especially concerning Ambassador Ken Taylor, are explored.
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Credited cast:
Assadollah Alam ... Himself (archive footage)
Bob Anders ... Himself
... Himself (archive footage)
Joe Clark ... Himself
... Himself (archive footage)
William Daugherty ... Himself
Massoumeh Ebtekar ... Herself (archive footage)
... Herself (archive footage)
Sadegh Ghotbzadeh ... Himself (archive footage)
Carole Jerome ... Herself
Sadegh Khalkhali ... Himself (archive footage)
Ruhollah Khomeyni ... Himself (archive footage)
Flora MacDonald ... Herself
... Himself
... Himself (archive footage)


In 1979, the Iranian Revolution erupted. During this upheaval, the US Embassy and its personnel were seized by militants, while six diplomatic personnel managed to escape and find refuge courtesy of Canadian Ambassador Ken Taylor and his staff. Through their words and others' from that time, the events of that crisis are told as Canada found itself in the midst of an international intrigue that defied all conventional understanding. All this culminated in the Canadian government devising a way with CIA assistance to smuggle the fugitives out in an operation that would provide some hope during a dark time in American history. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Release Date:

15 May 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Nasz czlowiek w Teheranie  »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$423, 31 July 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$3,623, 2 August 2015
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1.78 : 1
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"Our Man in Tehran" covers the same events dramatized by director Ben Affleck in "Argo." The title refers to Ken Taylor, the Canadian ambassador to Iran. US President Jimmy Carter called Taylor "our man in Tehran" because he provided intelligence to the US government following the takeover of the US embassy in Iran. See more »

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Finally the Truth is Told > Partially!
13 September 2015 | by See all my reviews

Sadly most of what has happened, & continues to happen in many countries, in the world today has been caused by the US/CIA. Hopefully this documentary will set the record straight > partially.

I saw the movie, referred to by you mote99, > made by the luvvies of Hollywood, (that financially support ALL US governments), & was annoyed by the inaccuracies.

Thanks for your review & words mote99 > 'Forget about Ben Affleck's silly fairy tale, "Argo". ' ......

Very true words indeed.- Shame the rest of the story/truth will NEVER 'come out'...


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