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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.
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10 Famous True Story Movies That Featured Big Untruths

Movie Studios Sued For Reusing Lesser Known Parts Of Famous Soundtracks Movie Studios Sued For Reusing Lesser Known Parts Of Famous Soundtracks
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Movie Studios Sued For Reusing Lesser Known Parts Of Famous Soundtracks

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Argo 2 Is Not, In Any Way, The Sequel You Think That It Is

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What Ben Affleck Made Up About Argo, According To The CIA

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Mondo Celebrates Ben Affleck With Posters For The Town, Argo And Gone Baby Gone

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Ben Affleck Was A Ghost In Argo?! Watch Twitter And Sarcasm Fail Each Other Entirely

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The Fight Over The Butler's Title Now Includes A Lawyer Fresh From The Supreme Court

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New Zealand Is The Latest Country To Be Mad At Argo

Iranian Government Looking To Sue Somebody, Anybody, Over Argo Iranian Government Looking To Sue Somebody, Anybody, Over Argo
The decision to pursue legal action was made following a group of Iranian cultural officials and movie critics watching and discussing it at a theater in Tehran late Monday. Apparently, Argo's win along with its final honor being presented by First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama fanned this collective's fury over the feature.

Iranian Government Looking To Sue Somebody, Anybody, Over Argo

Why Argo Deserved To Win Best Picture Why Argo Deserved To Win Best Picture
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Why Argo Deserved To Win Best Picture

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Cool Interactive Feature Dissects Trailers For Five Best Picture Nominees Cool Interactive Feature Dissects Trailers For Five Best Picture Nominees
Did you ever walk out of a movie and wonder what happened to the handful of scenes that you know you saw in a trailer? Sometimes you end up seeing a different angle for a scene. Other times final-cut edits take whole sequences out of films – even though studios lean on those images to lure you into theaters in the first place.

Cool Interactive Feature Dissects Trailers For Five Best Picture Nominees

Iranian Conference Speaks Out Against Argo Iranian Conference Speaks Out Against Argo
Everyone has an agenda. It’s part of the human plight, having something that guides your actions. Admittedly, American capitalists have larger, more questionable agendas than most, and big budget Hollywood reflects this at almost every turn. But to go into the myriad of ways viewers' minds are pushed and pulled, debating the subversive consequences, it would be almost impossible to arrive at an agreed upon answer and solution.

Iranian Conference Speaks Out Against Argo

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Watch: Ben Affleck's Debut Directorial Short I Killed My Lesbian Wife ...

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Argo And Silver Linings Playbook Editors Take Home Top Honors At ACE Eddie Awards

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Argo And Zero Dark Thirty Take Top Writers Guild Prizes

Les Miserables And Argo Are Top British Film Academy Award Winners Les Miserables And Argo Are Top British Film Academy Award Winners
Les Miserables, suddenly an also-ran in the Oscar race, managed to be a big champion back in the country where it was filmed. The musical won 4 prizes at the British Academy Film Awards-- aka the BAFTAs-- including Best Supporting Actress for Anne Hathaway and technical prizes for sound, makeup and production design

Les Miserables And Argo Are Top British Film Academy Award Winners

Check Out Argo: Declassified Before The Film Hits Blu-ray On Februay 19 Check Out Argo: Declassified Before The Film Hits Blu-ray On Februay 19
Argo is hitting Blu-ray and DVD on February 19, and now Warner Bros. has released a lengthy segment explaining how Director Ben Affleck and the rest of the cast and crew were able to bring Argo to life on film with the help of the real-life people involved with the CIA operation.

Check Out Argo: Declassified Before The Film Hits Blu-ray On Februay 19

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Jennifer Lawrence, Daniel Day Lewis, And Argo Win Big At The SAG Awards

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Kerry Bishe Confirmed To Play Jerry Lewis' Granddaughter In Max Rose

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Tonight's Golden Globes awards were fantastic for two movies that nobody was talking about when Oscar nominations were announced just three days ago. Lincoln and Silver Linings Playbook got all the attention when the Academy made their picks on Thursday, but the big winners at the Globes were Argo and Les Miserables

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The Biggest Oscar Nomination Mystery: What Happened To Ben Affleck?

President Obama Reveals His Favorite Movies Of 2012 President Obama Reveals His Favorite Movies Of 2012
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President Obama Reveals His Favorite Movies Of 2012

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