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Tense, exciting, and often darkly comic, Argo recreates a historical event with vivid attention to detail and finely wrought characters.



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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 (Ben 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. -- (C) Warner Bros.

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Ben Affleck
as Tony Mendez
Alan Arkin
as Lester Siegel
John Goodman
as John Chambers
Bryan Cranston
as Jack O'Donnell
Taylor Schilling
as Christine Mendez
Tate Donovan
as Bob Anders
Clea DuVall
as Cora Lijek
Richard Kind
as Max Klein
Scoot McNairy
as Joe Stafford
Victor Garber
as Ken Taylor
Rory Cochrane
as Lee Schatz
Kerry Bishé
as Kathy Stafford
Kyle Chandler
as Hamilton Jordan
Zeljko Ivanek
as Robert Pender
Keith Szarabajka
as Adam Engell
Bob Gunton
as Cyrus Vance
Richard Dillane
as OSS Officer Nicholls
Omid Abtahi
as Reza Borhani
Page Leong
as Pat Taylor
Farshad Farahat
as Azizi Checkpoint #3
Karina Logue
as Elizabeth Ann Swift
Ryan Ahern
as Sgt. Sickmann
Bill Tangradi
as Alan B. Golacinski
Jamie McShane
as William J. Daugherty
Matthew Glave
as Col. Charles W. Scott
Roberto García Suárez
as Sgt. William Gallegos
Christopher Stanley
as Thomas L. Ahern, Jr.
Alborz Basiratmand
as Student with Poster
Ruty Rutenberg
as Marine #1
Sharareh Sedghi
as Lady with Radio
Bobby Zegar
as Tear Gas Student
Matt Nolan
as Peter Genco
Bill Kalmenson
as Hal Saunders
Rob Brownstein
as Landon Butler
David Sullivan
as Jon Titterton
Jean Carol
as Jordan's Secretary
Michael Cassidy
as Jordan's Analyst
John Boyd
as Lamont
Nikka Far
as Tehran Mary
Aidan Sussman
as Ian Mendez
Barry Livingston
as David Marmor
Ali Saam
as Ali Khalkhali
Scott Anthony Leet
as The Minotaur
Ashley Wood
as Space Lab Nurse
Rob Tepper
as Film Director
Ray Porter
as First A.D.
Danielle Barbosa
as Lester's Housekeeper
Michael Parks
as Jack Kirby
Adrienne Barbeau
as Nina/Serksi the Galactic Witch
Tom Lenk
as Variety Reporter
Nelson Franklin
as LA Times Reporter
Kelly Curran
as Princess Aleppa
Mark Rhino Smith
as Evil Villain
Scott Elrod
as Achilles Crux
Billy Blair
as Humanoid Robot
Daston Kalili
as Green Jacket
Joseph S. Griffo
as Nestor the Android
Andrew Varenhorst
as Blue Monster
Amitis Frances Ariano
as Persian Dancer
Alison Fiori
as Sci Fi Body Suit Girl
Taies Farzan
as Middle Class Iranian Woman
Florans Atlantis
as Middle Class Iranian Man
Rafi Pitts
as Iranian Consulate Official
Allegra Carpenter
as British Airways Flight Attendant
Bobby Naderi
as Airport Husband
Ray Haratian
as Immigration Officer
Mehrdad Sarlak
as Immigration Officer
Soheil Tasbihchi
as Immigration Officer
Hovik Gharibian
as Immigration Officer
Dorianne Pahlavan
as Airport Hysterical Wife
Hooshang Tooze
as Deputy Minister of Islamic Guidance
Ali Farkhonde
as Tehran Car Rental Man
Sahm McGlynn
as Bearded Fundamentalist in Bazaar
Muhammad Cangoren
as Bazaar Shopkeeper
Asghar Allah Veirdi Zadeh
as Bazaar Angry Man
Leyla Beysulen
as Angry Woman
Lindsey Ginter
as Hedley Donovan
Tim Quill
as Alan Sosa
Larry Sullivan
as Engell's Secretary
Dan Dijulio
as Sgt. Gauthier
Danilo DiJulio
as Sgt. Gauthier
Fanshen Cox
as White House Operator
Tehmina Sunny
as Swissair Ticketing Agent
Amir Kamyab
as Passport Official
Baris Deli
as Carpet Factory Komiteh
Cas Anvar
as Revolutionary Guard
Bahram Khosraviani
as Revolutionary Guard
Michael Chieffo
as CIA Archives officer
Hans Tester
as Swissair Pilot
Yan Feldman
as Air Traffic Controller
Fahim Fazli
as Komiteh Subordinate
Nancy Stelle
as Swissair Flight Attendant
Maz Siam
as Iraqi Border Guard
Sam Sheikholeslami
as Revolutionary Guard
Saba Sarem
as Revolutionary Guard
Puya Abbassi
as Revolutionary Guard
Seyed Reza Mir Karimi
as Revolutionary Guard
Jozef Fahey
as Lock Up PA
Annie Little
as Swissair Gate Agent
Brandon Tabassi
as Young Komiteh at Airport
Alex Schemmer
as Swissair Co-Pilot
Ken Edling
as Assistant Secretary of State
Deborah Deimel Bean
as State Dept. Official
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