At the height of the Iranian revolution in 1979, Islamist militants storm the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, taking 52 Americans hostage. Six manage to get away and hide in the home of the Canadian ambassador, but the solution is temporary because they know as soon as the militants figure out where they are, they'll be killed. CIA exfiltration specialist Tony Mendez (Ben Affleck) comes up with a risky scheme to get them safely out of the country. His plan is to pose as a film producer scouting locations in Iran for an upcoming sci-fi production called Argo. The American hostages, in disguises, will then accompany him out of the country as his film crew. In order to pull it off, Mendez enlists the help of veteran Hollywood producer Lester Siegel and make-up artist John Chambers.
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The spy stays in the picture – Argo ReviewReviewed by Simon Miraudo
Here’s a story so strange and unlikely I can scarcely believe it’s true. No, I’m not referring to the tale of Argo, in which the CIA attempted to sneak six American hostages out of Iran by pretendi...