31st August 2012


All Genres:
Drama, History, Thriller

Release Year: 2012

Country: USA

Runtime: 120 min

Languages: English

Director: Ben Affleck

Tagline: The movie was fake. The mission was real.


Writers: Chris Terrio (screenplay), Joshuah Bearman (article)


Cast: Ben Affleck … Tony Mendez
Bryan Cranston … Jack O'Donnell
Alan Arkin … Lester Siegel
John Goodman … John Chambers
Victor Garber … Ken Taylor
Tate Donovan … Bob Anders
Clea DuVall … Cora Lijek
Scoot McNairy … Joe Stafford
Rory Cochrane … Lee Schatz
Christopher Denham … Mark Lijek
Kerry Bishé … Kathy Stafford
Kyle Chandler … Hamilton Jordan
Chris Messina … Malinov
Zeljko Ivanek … Robert Pender
Titus Welliver … Bates


Plot: In 1979, the American embassy in Iran was invaded by Iranian revolutionaries and several Americans are taken hostage. However, six manage to escape to the official residence of the Canadian Ambassador and the CIA is eventually ordered to get them out of the country. With few options, exfiltration expert Tony Mendez devises a daring plan: to create a phony Canadian film project looking to shoot in Iran and smuggle the Americans out as its production crew. With the help of some trusted Hollywood contacts, Mendez creates the ruse and proceeds to Iran as its associate producer. However, time is running out with the Iranian security forces closing in on the truth while both his charges and the White House have grave doubts about the operation themselves. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (   Add Synopsis Plot Keywords: Canadian  CIA  Hostage  White House  Ambassador   See »


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