PG-13 | | Drama, Thriller
An American woman, trapped in Islamic Iran by her brutish husband, must find a way to escape with her daughter as well.
Filmed almost entirely in Israel. The exception being the last shot which featured the American embassy in Turkey.
Have you become Muslim?
Betty Mahmoody: Did you convert?
Ellen: Well, I wanted to, I guess. My husband was happy I did. It made things a lot better.
Ellen: Uh, I... I got to go.
Betty Mahmoody: Ellen, it's been so...
Ellen: No, really.
Several Ford Cortina Mk II sedans are used in the film as taxicabs in lieu of the Pars Khodro Paykan (based on the UK 1966 Hillman Hunter/Rootes Arrow, which was the final automobile designed by the Rootes Group prior to its acquisition by the Chrysler Corporation).
English, Persian, Assyrian Neo-Aramaic
$3,804,055 13 January 1991