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.
At his Best Director Academy Award snub, Ben Affleck joked that he didn't feel particularly aggrieved, as he didn't get nominated for Best Actor either.
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...
During the final sequence between Tony and his sleeping son Ian, a toy of the Star Wars character Boba Fett can be seen on the shelf. While many believe that the character of Boba Fett was not introduced until Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980), he actually first appeared in The Star Wars Holiday Special (1978) (and had appeared in a parade a few weeks earlier still) and even the regular-sized figure originally came out in 1979 (as a special mail away offer).
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.
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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