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Argo

In 1979 Iranian rebels surround the American embassy, taking all staff members hostage... well, not quite all. Six manage to escape and take refuge with the Canadian Ambassador (played by Victor Garber). But they are still trapped in the hostile country, so someone (Ben Affleck) needs to come up with a plan to bring them home. This movie is based on a true story. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: C+
Violence: C
Sexual Content: B+
Language: D
Drugs/Alcohol: C-
Run Time: 128
Theater Release: 11 Oct 2012
Video Release: 03 Dec 2013
MPAA Rating: R
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Other movies based on real stories of political crisis include: Thirteen Days, The Iron Lady and Hotel Rwanda.

Home Video Extra Features

Home Video Notes: Argo: The Declassified Extended Edition

Release Date: 3 December 2013

After winning an Oscar for Best Picture of 2012, Warner Brothers Studios has decided to re-release Argo to home video in a Declassified Extended Edition. Extras in this package include:

- Copies of the feature film (Blu-ray/DVD/Ultraviolet Digital Copy)

- Argo Theatrical release (120 minutes)

- Argo Extended edition (129 minutes)

- 64-Page In-Depth Book with Behind-the-Scenes Argo Photographs

- Argo: A Cosmic Conflagration Movie Poster Reproduction (14” x 20”)

- Map of “Argo” Movie Locations (14” x 20”)

- ID Card Prop Replica

- Picture in Picture: Eyewitness Account

- Feature length audio commentary with director Ben Affleck and writer Chris Terrio

- Rescued from Tehran: We Were There

- Argo: Absolute Authenticity

- Argo: The CIA & Hollywood Connection

- Escape from Iran: The Hollywood Option

- Argo Files

- Argo Declassified: Tony Mendez’s daring operation gets honored as part of the CIA’s 50th anniversary

- Ben Affleck’s Balancing Act: Balancing humor, politics, Hollywood and international intrigue as only Affleck and his team could do

- Argo **** Yourself: Ben Affleck leads an all-star review of Argo’s classic line

Home Video Notes: Argo

Release Date: 19 February 2013

Argo releases to home video (Blu-ray/DVD/Ultraviolet Digital Copy) with the following extras:

Audio commentary with director Ben Affleck

Feature Length Picture in Picture: Eye Witness Account

Rescued from Tehran: We Were There

Argo: Absolute Authenticity

Argo: The CIA & Hollywood Connection

Escape From Iran: The Hollywood Option

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