Argo Rated R

Argo R PT120M


Based on true events, 'Argo' chronicles the life-or-death covert operation to rescue six Americans, which unfolded behind the scenes of the Iran hostage crisis, the truth of which was unknown by the public for decades. 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 the Canadian ambassador. Knowing it is only a matter of time before the six are found out and likely killed, a CIA 'exfiltration' specialist named Tony Mendez (Affleck) 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.

Running Time
2 hr 0 min
Release Date
October 12, 2012

Movie Buzz

  • @MarcIlagan

    'Lord of Light' Concept Art by Jack Kirby used for fake movie in #Argo

  • @eileen_mai

    Watching Argo with some pizza and wine. Along with Wag the Dog, this is my favorite movie about politics.

  • @SuperProLando

    I just realized now @scootmcnairy and Kerry Bishé of @HaltAMC also played husband and wife in the movie Argo.

  • @PamHoguet

    RT @TVMoJoe: This 1986 NBC movie "On Wings of Eagles" looks a whole lot like ARGO: cc: @LindyDeKoven @maskedschedul…

  • @TVMoJoe

    This 1986 NBC movie "On Wings of Eagles" looks a whole lot like ARGO: cc: @LindyDeKoven @maskedscheduler

  • @Mwilbur62

    I love the movie Argo

  • @cabaum1

    I'm watching "Argo" on TV. Perhaps someone should have shown that movie for evening entertainment in Lausanne.