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Opens Friday Oct 12, 2012

Oct 12, 2012 – Dec 31, 2012



Various Los Angeles theaters


Various prices


In 1979, when the Iranian revolution was at its most heated, furious mobs in Tehran stormed the American Embassy and took 52 Americans hostage. Meanwhile, six American diplomats escaped from the embassy and hid for months inside the home of the Canadian ambassador. Argo is a taut, tenuous thriller based on this true story of a covert operation between the CIA and the Canadian government to help the six flee Iran before they are found and executed. Using a plan that would seem far-fetched and ludicrous in a fictional story, the CIA embarks on "the best bad idea" they can devise to facilitate the escape. Nerve-wracking and witty, with a superb supporting cast that includes Alan Arkin, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman, and Philip Baker Hall, Argo is one of the year's best films.

Karin E. Baker, Flavorpill