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.
For the opening scene, the Director of Photography gave 8mm cameras out to certain people in the crowd to make the opening scene have what would seem like this was actual footage from the riot.
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...
Immediately after the opening scene of the embassy takeover, the screen shows panning shots of Washington, D.C., with wording showing "69 days later", mid-January. The extensive amount of autumn color in the tree leaves clearly would not still be evident in the dead of a Washington winter.
The movie opens with the 1970s-era Warner Bros. slash logo that eventually became the logo of Warner Music, which was designed by Saul Bass, instead of the traditional shield logo. However, the corporate copy below the logo refers to Time Warner, the current incarnation of Warner Communications since 1990, in the same typeface that was used decades ago.
English, Persian, Arabic
$19,458,109 (USA) (14 October 2012)
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