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Author: Ben AffleckGrant HeslovGeorge ClooneyChris TerrioAlan ArkinAll authors
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2013]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : [English/French/Spanish letterbox widescreen version]View all editions and formats
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On November 4, 1979, Iranian militants storm the American embassy in Tehran and capture dozens of American hostages, sparking a 444-day ordeal. There's a little-known footnote to the crisis: six Americans escape and a mid-level CIA agent named Antonio Mendez devises an ingenious yet incredibly risky plan to rescue them. Based on the declassified true story.
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Suspense films
Drama
Film adaptations
Teatro
Named Person: Antonio J Mendez; Antonio J Mendez; Joshuah Bearman
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Ben Affleck; Grant Heslov; George Clooney; Chris Terrio; Alan Arkin; John Goodman; Bryan Cranston; Victor Garber; Tate Donovan; Clea Du Vall; Scoot McNairy; Rory Cochrane; Christopher Denham; Kerry Bishé; Kyle Chandler; Chris Messina; Zeljko Ivanek; Titus Welliver; Keith Szarabajka; Bob Gunton; Richard Kind; Richard Dillane; Omid Abtahi; Page Leong; Farshad Farahat; Sheila Vand; David Klawans; Nina Wolarsky; Chris Brigham; Chay Carter; Graham King; Tim Headington; Rodrigo Prieto; Sharon Seymour; William Goldenberg; Alexandre Desplat; Jacqueline West; Antonio J Mendez; Joshuah Bearman; Warner Bros. Pictures (1969- ),; GK Films (Los Angeles, Calif.),; Smokehouse Pictures (Firm),; Warner Home Video (Firm),
OCLC Number: 827781254
Language Note: English, dubbed Spanish and dubbed French soundtracks with optional English SDH, French or Spanish subtitles.
Notes: Based on a selection from The master of disguise by Antonio J. Mendez, and the Wired magazine article "The great escape" by Joshuah Bearman.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2012.
Special feature: featurette Rescued from Tehran: we were there.
Credits: Director of photography, Rodrigo Prieto ; editor, William Goldenberg ; music composed and conducted by Alexandre Desplat ; executive producers, David Klawans, Nina Wolarsky, Chris Brigham, Chay Carter, Graham King, Tim Headington ; production designer, Sharon Seymour ; costume designer, Jacqueline West.
Cast: Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin, John Goodman, Victor Garber, Tate Donovan, Clea DuVall, Scoot McNairy, Rory Cochrane, Christopher Denham, Kerry Bishé, Kyle Chandler, Chris Messina, Željko Ivanek, Titus Welliver, Keith Szarabajka, Bob Gunton, Richard Kind, Richard Dillane, Omid Abtahi, Page Leong, Farshad Farahat, Sheila Vand.
Awards: Academy Awards, 2013: Best achievement in editing, best motion picture, best writing, screenplay based on material previously produced or published.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: R, for language and some violent images.
Description: 1 videodisc (120 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, widescreen presentation, NTSC, region 1 ; Dolby Digital surround (English 5.1, French 5.1, Spanish 5.1) ; dual-layer format.
Other Titles: Rescued from Tehran.
Argo (Motion picture)
Responsibility: Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with GK Films, a Smokehouse Pictures production ; directed by Ben Affleck ; screenplay by Chris Terrio ; produced by Grant Heslov, Ben Affleck, George Clooney.

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On November 4, 1979, Iranian militants storm the American embassy in Tehran and capture dozens of American hostages, sparking a 444-day ordeal. There's a little-known footnote to the crisis: six Americans escape and a mid-level CIA agent named Antonio Mendez devises an ingenious yet incredibly risky plan to rescue them. Based on the declassified true story.

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