Argo

Argo (2012)

Genres - Biography, Drama, History, Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Biographical Film, Historical Film, Political Thriller Film  |   Release Date - Oct 11, 2012  |   Run Time - 120 min.  |   Countries - United States of America  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Argo is a 2012 American historical drama film directed by Ben Affleck and written by Chris Terrio. The film is adapted from U.S. Central Intelligence Agency operative Tony Mendez's book The Master of Disguise and Joshuah Bearman's 2007 Wired article "The Great Escape: How the CIA Used a Fake Sci-Fi Flick to Rescue Americans from Tehran." The latter deals with the "Canadian Caper," in which Mendez led the rescue of six U.S. diplomats from Tehran, Iran, under the guise of filming a science fiction film during the 1979–1981 Iran hostage crisis.

The film stars Affleck as Mendez with Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin and John Goodman in supporting roles, and was released in the United States on October 12, 2012. The film was produced by Affleck, Grant Heslov and George Clooney.

Upon release, Argo received widespread acclaim, with praise directed towards the acting (particularly Arkin), Affleck's direction, Terrio's screenplay, the editing and Desplat's score. The film received seven nominations at the 85th Academy Awards and won three, for Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Film Editing. The film also earned five Golden Globe Award nominations, winning Best Motion Picture – Drama and Best Director, while being nominated for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture for Alan Arkin. It won Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture at the 19th Screen Actors Guild Awards, with Arkin being nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role. It also won Best Film, Best Editing and Best Director at the 66th British Academy Film Awards and 37th Hochi Film Award for Best International Picture.

Despite its praise, Argo has also been criticized for some specific inaccuracies: in particular for minimizing the role of the Canadian embassy in the rescue, for falsely showing that the Americans were turned away by the British and New Zealand embassies, and for exaggerating the danger that the group faced during events preceding their escape from the country.

Movie Info

Budget

$44,500,000

Box Office

$232,325,503

Tags

1980s, American Abroad, Cia, Espionage, Extraction, Heists, Hiding Place, Hollywood, Husband Wife Relationship, Intelligence Agent, Iran, Iran Hostage Crisis, Iranian Revolution, Langley Virginia, Press Conference, Revolution, Tehran, True Stories

Attributes

Filming Location: Istanbul, Los Angeles, Turkey
Narrative Location: Iran, Istanbul, Los Angeles, Tehran, Washington, D.C.
Subject: Iran hostage crisis

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Agro operatsiyasi
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Argo - Extended Cut
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Argo: Nebezpečný útek
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Az Argo-akció
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Chiến Dịch Sinh Tử
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Escape from Tehran
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