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As the Iranian revolution reaches a boiling point, a CIA 'exfiltration' specialist concocts a risky plan to free six Americans who have found shelter at the home of the Canadian ambassador.
Director: Ben Affleck
Writer: Chris Terrio, Tony Mendez, Joshuah Bearman
Released: 12 Oct 2012
Awards: Won 3 Oscars. 94 wins & 156 nominations total
00:04 Can I come in 00:35 I understand 00:22 Ready to try again 00:07 Can you teach somebody to be a director in a day 00:08 It doesn't matter It's a fake movie 00:12 I did a movie with Rock Hudson one time 00:17 When you land you should go straight to the Ministry of... 00:08 Yes it's a fantasy story about a war in another world 00:08 The ship is turning around 00:04 We're gonna need a script 00:34 His Eminence called me 00:37 Those who are with him Rasool of Allah we are tender among... 00:35 First time anyone's gonna ask you a question is at the first... 00:37 The shah escaped in a 747 00:21 Sahar knows 00:15 Why didn't you get your visa in Canada 00:06 And they'll know what they look like 00:35 It all just changed What 00:26 There are only bad options 00:06 Of course I speak Farsi 00:08 I should've brought some books to read in prison 00:09 May I speak to a Mr Kevin Harkins 00:06 My creation 00:05 Send him back just to be tortured and killed 00:07 I'm asking you to trust me 00:37 Okay you know those science fiction movies 00:14 I'm sorry sir I don't seem to have these reservations 00:24 So you know 00:12 That man out there has got bad cards and he is going to lose 00:09 Find the White House chief of staff 00:05 If I'm the Revolutionary Guard that's nothing we couldn't... 00:10 Bad news bad news Even when it's good news it's bad news 00:35 The Minister of Culture and Guidance has approved your... 00:34 Kevin give me the storyboards 00:09 We're responsible for these people 00:10 Hi I only got a couple of minutes I'm getting a lifetime... 00:04 Leon Shoot him He's an American spy 00:08 I was expecting more of a G man look 00:19 Sir do you have this newspaper in front of you Would you... 00:20 Sir if these people can read or add 00:09 I haven't been this nervous since our wedding 00:36 Call the Times nail it to the goddamn door 00:06 What about the White House 00:06 The whole country is watching you 00:06 It's ancient Troy If it's got horses in it it's a Western 00:07 I need you to help me make a fake movie 00:20 What's wrong with the bikes again We tried to get the... 00:16 We can't hold up under that We don't know what the hell... 00:09 Ladies and gentlemen it is our pleasure to announce 00:29 Got any kids Lester 00:05 It's in turnaround It's dog shit It's a space movie in the... 00:31 Talk to me 00:07 The only way this works 00:15 Don't fucking shoot anybody 00:03 Argo fuck yourself 00:22 Look if you're gonna do this you gotta do it 00:09 If we get caught you and Pat go on trial for harboring the... 00:09 You ever think Lester how this is all for the cameras 00:33 Whatever the conflicting signals from Iran today 00:26 Fade in on a starship landing An exotic Middle Eastern vibe 00:18 Let's see 00:36 This is what I do I get people out 00:11 Sir exfils are like abortions 00:10 I'm required to remind you that if you are detained the... 00:16 You Where was your passport issued Vancouver 00:35 We got an office 00:16 We made history tonight 00:07 If we wanted applause we would've joined the circus 00:06 If I was to say you're looking through the wrong end of that... 00:07 They claim the embassy was a den of espionage 00:23 If you're gonna do a 20 million Star Wars rip off 00:19 Lester Nina You look fabulous 00:18 So I'm sitting in Jerry's this morning I'm having breakfast 00:07 Brace yourself It's like talking to those two old fucks on... 00:09 Carter said you were a great American 00:08 So you wanna come to Hollywood and act like a big shot 00:09 He says the Minotaur prosthetic is too tight so he can't act 00:08 You really know Warren Beatty 00:09 I am not gonna leave him at the airport with six people and... 00:11 You really believe your little story's gonna make a...
Tony Mendez - Ben Affleck
Jack O'Donnell - Bryan Cranston
Lester Siegel - Alan Arkin
John Chambers - John Goodman
Ken Taylor - Victor Garber