Argo is the true story of the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis that has never been told, until now. Ben Affleck directs and stars as the CIA agent who planned and executed a bold plan to get six Americans out of Tehran who managed to escape the embassy takeover that resulted in our citizens being held for 444 days.
Argo opens October 12 and to celebrate the arrival of Affleck’s latest (and greatest!), Movie Fanatic is presenting a giveaway with a slew of items that will thrill any spy, er… moviegoer!
We are awarding one grand prize and one runner-up prize. The grand prize winner will receive a canvas brief bag, polished silver picture frame desk clock with silver clocks, a compact 4.5 by 5.5 inch genuine leather passport holder, Argo black hat, screen cleaner, 5 by 7 inch book bound journal and unisex alternative Joey Slub long sleeve crew.
The runner-up winner will receive the Argo black hat, the screen cleaner, the book bound journal and the long sleeve crew.
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Argo Official Synopsis:
Based on real events, the dramatic thriller Argo chronicles the life-or-death covert operation to rescue six Americans, which unfolded behind the scenes of the Iran hostage crisis, focusing on the little-known role that the CIA and Hollywood played—information that was not declassified until many years after the event.
Academy Award winner Ben Affleck (The Town, Good Will Hunting) directs and stars in the film, which is produced by Oscar nominee Grant Heslov (Good Night, and Good Luck), Affleck, and Oscar winner George Clooney (Syriana).
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, the Canadian and American governments ask the CIA to intervene. The CIA turns to their top exfiltration specialist, Tony Mendez, to come up with a plan to get the six Americans safely out of the country. A plan so incredible, it could only happen in the movies.
Argo also stars Bryan Cranston (TV’s Breaking Bad), Oscar winner Alan Arkin (Little Miss Sunshine), and John Goodman (Trouble With the Curve). The main cast also includes Victor Garber, Tate Donovan, Clea DuVall, Scoot McNairy, Rory Cochrane, Christopher Denham, Kerry Bishé, Kyle Chandler and Chris Messina.
Affleck directed the film from a screenplay by Chris Terrio, based on a selection from The Master of Disguise by Antonio J. Mendez and the Wired Magazine article The Great Escape, by Joshuah Bearman.
David Klawans, Nina Wolarsky, Chris Brigham, Chay Carter, Graham King and Tim Headington are the executive producers, with Amy Herman co-producing.
The behind-the-scenes creative team includes Oscar-nominated director of photography Rodrigo Prieto (Brokeback Mountain), production designer Sharon Seymour (The Town); Oscar-nominated editor William Goldenberg (Seabiscuit, The Insider); and Oscar-nominated costume designer Jacqueline West (The Social Network, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button). The music is composed by four-time Oscar nominee Alexandre Desplat (The King’s Speech, The Queen).
Filming on Argo was accomplished in Los Angeles, Washington, DC and Istanbul.
Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with GK Films, a Smokehouse Pictures production, Argo.
Opening nationwide on October 12, 2012, the film will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.
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