Based on a true story – After the American Embassy in Iran is invaded by Iranian revolutionaries six Americans escape and hide out at the Canadian Ambassador's house. Tony Mendez, a CIA agent played by Ben Affleck, is put in charge of getting them home. His plan is to make it look like the Americans are in Iran scouting locations for a movie and then sneak them out as part of the production crew. With some help from some Hollywood friends (played by Alan Arkin and John Goodman) they find a script that would fit and Sam flies over as an Associate Producer. The whole movie has you sitting on the edge of your seat. Ben Affleck did a great job as both Director and lead actor. [If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try the book Argo: how the CIA and Hollywood pulled off the most audacious rescue in history by Antonio Mendez,and Zero Dark Thirty, another movie based on a true story that keeps you on the edge of your seat.] -- recommended by Carrie K.- Bennett Martin Public Library
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