R | | Biography, Drama, History
Acting under the cover of a Hollywood producer scouting a location for a science fiction film, a CIA agent launches a dangerous operation to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1980.
13 February 2016 | Tory Beaudoin
1 | A repulsive American hijacking of a great Canadian moment in history
Essentially, Argo is a movie that takes a proud moment in Canadian history and hideously distorts it to create a film ...
Alan Arkin was the first actor cast in the film.
This is the Persian Empire known today as Iran. For 2,500 years, this land was ruled by a series of kings, known as shahs. In 1950, the people of Iran elected Mohammad Mossadeqh, a secular democrat, as Prime Minister. He nationalized British and U.S...
The opening narration states that, in 1953, the U.K. and the C.I.A. engineered a coup d'etat to depose Prime Minister Mohammmad Mossadegh and install Reza Pahlavi as the Shah. Mohammad Reza Pahlavi was already the Shah at the time of the coup. The coup began when the Shah dismissed Mossadegh and appointed Fazlollah Zahedi as the prime minister.
Past the photos of cast members and the real people they play, there's audio from an interview with then-President Jimmy Carter talking about the crisis.
English, Persian, Arabic
$19,458,109 (USA) (14 October 2012)
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