R | | Biography, Drama, Thriller
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 1979.
Third collaboration between Ben Affleck and Titus Welliver, following their work on this film, The Town (2010), and Gone Baby Gone (2007), and second collaboration between Affleck and Victor Garber, following The Town (2010).
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...
As Tony Mendez writes his son a happy birthday post card the word "so" jumps down a line between shots.
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.
After it screened at the Toronto International Film Festival the postscript at the end credits was changed because it was felt that it slighted the Canada's involvement in the rescue of the American hostages.
English, Persian, Arabic
$19,458,109 (USA) (14 October 2012)
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