Director: Ben Affleck
Starring: Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston Alan Arkin and John Goodman
Running time: 2h
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 Canadian Ambassador Ken Taylor. Knowing it is only a matter of time before the six are found out and likely killed, a CIA “exfiltration” specialist named Tony Mendez 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.
Best Film, Best Editing, Best Adapted Screenplay at the Oscars
Best Film, Best Directorm Best Editing at the Baftas
Best Director, Best Film at the Golden Globes