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Format DVD
DVD Regions Former Soviet Union, Indian subcontinent, Africa, North Korea, and Mongolia
Actor(s) Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman
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"ELECTRICALLY SUSPENSEFUL, CUNNINGLY ORIGINAL TRUE-LIFE THRILLER." As the Iranian Revolution takes over the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, six Americans escape. Now only one man can get them out from behind enemy lines. Tony Mendez is a brilliant CIA agent who specializes in impossible escapes, but his new plan is as daring as it is desperate. Disguised as a film crew, Tony and the fugitives must hide in plan sight, where the slightest slipup could end in instant death. Academy Award winner Ben Affleck directs and stars in a thriller based on an unbelievably true story. The powerful cast includes Emmy Award winner Bryan Cranston and John Goodman, as well as Academy Award winner Alan Arkin. SPECIAL FEATURE RESCUED FROM TEHRAN : WE WERE THERE (Main Feature.Bonus Material/Trailer May Not Be Subtittled) BASED ON THE DECLASSIFIED TRUE STORY BASED ON A SELECTION FROM-THE MASTER OF DISGUISE BY ANTONIO J.MENDEZ AND THE WIRED MAGAZINE ARTICLE"THE GREAT ESCAPE" BY JOSHUAH BEARMAN
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Language English
Publication Date March 1, 2013
Theatrical Release Date January 1, 2012
Format DVD
DVD Regions Former Soviet Union, Indian subcontinent, Africa, North Korea, and Mongolia
Genre Crime & thriller
Censor Rating A (Adults Only)
Actor(s) Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman
Director(s) Ben Affleck
No of Discs 1
Runtime 120 minutes
Studio Sony DADC

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  1.  Seriously pumping Adrenalin 15 December, 2013 On
    Starring Ben Affleck, directed by Ben Affleck, music by Alexandre Desplate and produced by Grant Heslov, George Clooney and Ben Affleck.

    Winner of three Academy Awards and over thirty prestigious awards across the world, the film portrays a real event that took place in 1979-80 wherein six American diplomats are rescued in a dramatic way, from Iran, under the disguise of a film unit, said to be making an imaginary science fiction movie named ‘Argo’ (NASA's space ship)

    Iranian revolutionaries in 1979, hold all American nationals from its embassy as hostages, killing some of them, demanding extradition of the Shah, the former tyrant ruler of Iran, taking refuge in USA. Six of the embassy diplomats escape and hide in Canadian ambassador’s residence.
    Tony Mendez (Ben Affleck), a CIA consultant, is deputed to Iran, to rescue the six American diplomats. Tony designs a plot to extradite the diplomats claiming them as a film production unit, exploring the location, to make a science fiction film. Their passports are faked with Canadian identities, with the help of Canadian ambassador, and all necessary arrangements of floating a fake production unit for the film is done meticulously, with the help of Hollywood studios and of course aided by the US Government. The tension mounts when they are stopped by the Iranian revolutionaries in the airport and thoroughly questioned about their identities. The last second clearance of their departure and the final take off of their flight from the Iranian territory back home safely ends the movie with a happy note. Tony gets the highest Excellence award from the CIA for his daring efforts and gets back to his family.

    The movie pumps adrenaline in the second half when the diplomats leave the Canadian ambassador’s home to airport. The audience gets really tensed to see how Tony gets them out of the Revolutionary controlled international airport of Iran. The huge relief obtained after the safe take off after a highly nerve cracking security check at the airport is absolutely mind blowing. But none of the six, except one, is shown to thank Tony, for his deadly rescue operation.

    The negative part of the film is that the activists and the movement in Iran at that time is shown as extremism and highly unsafe for any American national in the country, which may not be the actual scenario. The basic movement and sentiment of the country seems to have been degraded and fear creating for any potential foreign visitor.

    My rating is 3.75/5
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  2.  Catchy thirller 18 December, 2013 On
    A thriller that you should'nt miss. Ben has not only given a solid performance but also carried the film well. The supporting actors have just added to the movie with their engaging performances. Not the usual action stuff but yet has an action in its own sense. Set in the 70's the picturization is so well done that you are completely blown off with the details that have been taken care of.

    I would say do not worry about the authenticity of the details, just enjoy it like any other movie.
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