L'Amerique en Otage (1991)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Docudrama, Political Drama  |   Run Time - 185 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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A made for cable TV docudrama, former Carter administration aides Hamilton Jordan and Gerald Rafshoon were responsible for the production of this miniseries which recounts the 1979 humiliation of America by a handful of Iranian radicals. Told through the eyes of a U.S. Embassy official married to a Tehran woman, this story did not spare neither the aides nor President Carter in the depiction of the shortsightedness and bungled rescue attempt which led to fifty-two Americans being held hostage for over a year and eventually led to President Carter's defeat in the next election despite an otherwise powerful administrative record.

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hostage, embassy, politician, diplomat, terrorism, radical, humiliation, America, Iran, President