As soon as I saw the poster for this one, I knew I was going to like it.
I am a bit of a sucker for a feel good sport movie, especially when they are based on true events like this one is.
You can not go wrong with Jon Voight and William Fichtner as far as I am concerned, they very rarely do a bad movie and they do not disappoint here. George Kosturos as Ali is excellent and Ali Afshar as his uncle Hafez hits all the right notes.
I am old enough to remember the 1980 hostage saga and Ronald Reagan being elected President, so it brings back a lot of memories.
Very much worth watching and one I will be watching again, a suggestion for some would be to have the tissues handy.
Very solid 8/10
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