The Plot: Based on true events, "Argo" chronicles the life-or-death covert operation to rescue six Americans, which unfolded behind the scenes of the Iran hostage crisis—the truth of which was unknown by the public for decades. On November 4, 1979, as the Iranian revolution reaches its boiling point, militants storm the U.S. embassy in Tehran, taking 52 Americans hostage. But, in the midst of the chaos, six Americans manage to slip away and find refuge in the home of the Canadian ambassador. Knowing it is only a matter of time before the six are found out and likely killed, a CIA "exfiltration" specialist named Tony Mendez (Affleck) comes up with a risky plan to get them safely out of the country. A plan so incredible, it could only happen in the movies.
A near-perfect film that's one of the best of 2012.
Inside "Argo" with Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck talks about his cast, the story, and thanking Canada again.
Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin, and John Goodman pictures.
Check out the first trailer for "Argo" directed by and starring Ben Affleck.
How True is "Argo"?
Find out the answer to what's behind "Argo" starring Ben Affleck and Bryan Cranston.
A list of the actors and crew, running time, release date, and MPAA rating.
Movie tagline: "The movie was fake. The mission was real."
(Aug 2011) Warner Bros announced filming has begun on "Argo."
"Argo" Has a New Release Date
(April 2012) New 2012 and 2013 release dates "Ender's Game," "Argo," "The Dictator," and "Gangster Squad."
From "Breaking Bad" to "Argo"
(June 2011) Bryan Cranston signs up for a lead role in "Argo."