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Say what you want about some of his past endeavors, but the trailer for Ben Affleck’s Argo looks pretty compelling. Based on a true story, Tony Mendez (Ben Affleck) comes up with an out-of-this-world scheme to rescue six hostages from Iran. What’s the plan? Create a fake movie (that happens to take place in the desert), send the fake crew to Iran, and sneak the hostages out of the country. It’s a plan so crazy that it’s destined to either work perfectly or completely blow up in their faces.
. Argo opens October 12th, 2012. .
Synopsis: 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.