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Argo Wins Best Picture Oscar. Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin and John Goodman star in the hostage drama, based on true events. The film won 3 Academy Awards, including Film Editing, Adapted Screenplay and Best Picture. See the special features and movie trailer for Argo below. The story centers on CIA exfiltration expert (Affleck) who created a fake Hollywood production in order to rescue six Americans from the Tehran hostage crisis. Argo is an adaptation of the book 'The Master of Disguise' by Antonio Mendez.

Argo movie poster
  • Release Date: September 14, 2012
  • Release Date: February 19, 2013 (Blu-ray, DVD)
  • Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
  • Genre: Drama, Thriller, Adaptation
  • Director: Ben Affleck
  • Screenwriter: Chris Terrio
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  • Starring: Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin, John Goodman, Kerry Bishé, Kyle Chandler, Rory Cochrane, Christopher Denham, Tate Donovan, Clea DuVall, Victor Garber, Zeljko Ivanek, Richard Kind, Scoot McNairy, Chris Messina, Michael Parks, Taylor Schilling
  • Running Time: 2 hrs.
  • MPAA Rating: (R) for language and some violent images.
  • Buy New: $22.99 (Save 36%)

Plot Details

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 (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.

Bonus Features

  • Blu-ray Special Features:
  • Feature Length Commentary
  • Picture In Picture: Eyewitness Account
  • Rescued From Tehran: We Were There
  • Argo: Absolute Authenticity
  • Argo: The CIA And Hollywood Connection
  • DVD Special Features:
  • Escape From Iran: The Hollywood Option
  • Ultraviolet Digital Copy

Movie Trailers

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Argo – Movie Trailer

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