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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.
Why Is Argo Rated R?
Argo is rated R for language and some violent images.
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Violence: A male corpse is seen hanging from a construction crane. Still images of torture are seen. A firing squad appears to shoot a group of prisoners, but the bullets are blanks. A riot erupts when Iranian rebels take over a U.S. Embassy and forcibly contain U.S. citizens within. Remarks are made about threats to Iranian citizens who may have American sympathies.
Sexual Content: Some revealing female costumes are shown. A man is seen without a shirt.
Language: At least 20 sexual expletives are heard, along with scatological references, a couple of terms of deity and a crude term for male anatomy.
Drugs/Alcohol: Cigarette use is portrayed throughout, along with frequent drinking of hard liquor.
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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