Type: Motion Picture — Status: Released
Added: Apr 9th, 2011    Last Modified: Nov 2nd, 2012
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An adaptation of Joshuah Bearman's Wired magazine article ?How the CIA Used a Fake Sci-Fi Flick to Rescue Americans from Tehran?, revolving around the Tehran hostage crisis. The story centers on how, during the occupation of the American embassy by Iranians in 1979, a rescue effort was mounted by the CIA and the Canadian government to extract six U.S. diplomats.The CIA used a disguise expert and concocted a scenario that involved the six being a Hollywood crew scouting a movie titled Argo. Under those disguises, they were able to flee the country. Of interest to comic geeks is the involvement of legendary comics creator Jack Kirby; the artist's movie designs and drawings were used by the CIA to sell the existence of the movie.

Sched StartLate Aug 2011
Release DateSep 14, 2012

Addresses (3)

Primary Production Office
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Stage 16 Pictures
11999 San Vicente Blvd., Ste.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Phone 1: 310-362-7385
Fax 1: 310-935-3710
Email: [email protected]
Production Company
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Smokehouse Pictures
12001 Ventura Pl.
Ste. 200
Studio City, CA 91604
Phone 1: 818-432-0330
Fax 1: 818-432-0337
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Warner Bros. Pictures
4000 Warner Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91522
Phone 1: 818 954 6000
Fax 1: 818 954 7305

Locations (1)

City State/Province Country Region
Los Angeles CA USA ---

Crew (16)

Name Job Description
Ben Affleck Director
Chris Brigham Executive Producer
Chris Brigham Line Producer
George Clooney Producer
Grant Heslov Producer
David Klawans Producer
Chris Terrio Screenwriter
Alan Arkin Actor
George Clooney Actor
John Goodman Actor
Richard Kind Actor
Chris Messina Actor
Michael Parks Actor
Taylor Schilling Actor
Amy Herman UPM
Mary Sunshine Production Accountant