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Argo

Annotation
In 1979, after Iranian militants stormed the American Embassy, creating a hostage situation that lasted 444 days, six Americans escaped. Then a CIA agent, Mendez arranged for their rescue by bringing in a bunch of Hollywood types, ostensibly to scout locations for a film they dubbed Argo but in fact to smuggle out the escapees. Yes, a real film about the rescue is forthcoming.

GenreNonFiction
Historical
TopicsIran Hostage Crisis
Central Intelligence Agency
Hollywood
Search and rescue
Hostages
Espionage
Undercover operations
American history
SettingIran
Embassy