Ben Affleck’s film ‘Argo’

Official trailer for Argo (2012). Teheran 1979 : “You have 72 hours to get them out”

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Six trapped American diplomats must be exfiltrated from Revolutionary Iran, and thus is born the State Department’s “Canadian Caper” : “You can’t build cover stories around a movie that doesn’t exist”

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“. . . a C.I.A. agent named Tony Mendez hatched an insane rescue plan : he would fly them out of Teheran posing as a film crew . . .”

Declassified C.I.A. files made the film possible (profile on “Nightline” from ABC News) –

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Affleck takes Argo to the Toronto International Film Festival –

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Toronto revisited : Argo actor Tate Donovan discusses the true story of the State Department personnel who escaped the U.S. Embassy siege in Teheran –

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Beyond the Hollywood glitter, Affleck’s serious intent and pragmatic politics (brief interview with Bill O’Reilly) –

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  1. Pamela writes :

    I’m really looking forward to this movie. I remember this incident. ‘Twas a brilliant ploy that actually WORKED !! Thanks for the revue
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    [THE REPLY]

    Most welcome, Pam, and Happy Viewing !

    ~Q~

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