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...
The insignia outside the Canadian Ambassador's residence is a maple leaf. This is not used by Canadian diplomatic missions. The royal Canadian coat of arms (implemented in 1921) would have been used instead.
As the end credits begin, a picture of the actual passport of each fake film crew member is displayed next to picture of the actor in the film, showing the similarities between the two faces. Then archive photos from the period are displayed next to pictures shot for the film.
English, Persian, Arabic
$19,458,109 (USA) (14 October 2012)
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