As the Iranian Revolution takes over the U.S. Ebbassy in Tehran, six Americans escape. Now only one man can get them out from behind enemy lines. Tony Mendez is a brillant 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 plain sight, where the slightest slip up could end in instant death.

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Argo (2012)

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Drama/Suspense/Thriller · 2h 0m · 10/12/2012

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As the Iranian Revolution takes over the U.S. Ebbassy in Tehran, six Americans escape. Now only one man can get them out from behind enemy lines. Tony Mendez is a brillant 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 plain sight, where the slightest slip up could end in instant death.

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Status

Released

Languages

English, Persian/Farsi

Country

United States

Production Companies

Warner Bros., GK Films, Smokehouse Pictures

Budget

$44,500,000

Revenue

$232,325,503
Cast
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Keith Szarabajka

Adam Engell
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Michael Laren

Argo Graphic Designer (uncredited)
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Ben Affleck

Tony Mendez
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Michael Cassidy

Jordan's Analyst
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Scoot McNairy

Joe Stafford
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Mark Rhino Smith

Evil Villain
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Michael Stailey

Chancery Staff (uncredited)
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Richard Dillane

OSS Officer Nicholls
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Vincent Rivera

Cameraman (uncredited)
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Randy Oglesby

Pat Horan (uncredited)
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Mark Falvo

CIA Officer (uncredited)
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Don Whatley

CIA Staff (uncredited)
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David Sullivan

Jon Titterton
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Bryan Cranston

Jack O'Donnell
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Alan Arkin

Lester Siegel
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John Goodman

John Chambers
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Victor Garber

Ken Taylor
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Tate Donovan

Bob Anders
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Clea DuVall

Cora Lijek
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Rory Cochrane

Lee Schatz
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Christopher Denham

Mark Lijek
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Kerry Bishé

Kathy Stafford
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Kyle Chandler

Hamilton Jordan
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Chris Messina

Malinov
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Zeljko Ivanek

Robert Pender
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Titus Welliver

Bates
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Bob Gunton

Cyrus Vance
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Richard Kind

Max Klein
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Omid Abtahi

Reza Borhani
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Page Leong

Pat Taylor
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Farshad Farahat

Azizi Checkpoint #3
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Sheila Vand

Sahar
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Karina Logue

Elizabeth Ann Swift
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Ryan Ahern

Sgt. Sickmann
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Bill Tangradi

Alan B. Golacinski
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Jamie McShane

William J. Daugherty
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Matthew Glave

Col. Charles W. Scott
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Roberto Garcia

Sgt. William Gallegos
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Christopher Stanley

Thomas L. Ahern, Jr.
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Jon Woodward Kirby

Fred Kupke
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Alborz Basiratmand

Student with Poster
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Ruty Rutenberg

Marine #1
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Michael Woolston

Marine #2
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Sharareh Sedghi

Lady with Radio
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Bobby Zegar

Tear Gas Student
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Victor McCay

Malick
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Matt Nolan

Peter Genco
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J.R. Cacia

Brice
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Bill Kalmenson

Hal Saunders
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Rob Brownstein

Landon Butler
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Jean Carol

Jordan's Secretary
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John Boyd

Lamont
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Nikka Far

Tehran Mary
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Aidan Sussman

Ian Mendez
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Barry Livingston

David Marmor
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Ali Saam

Ali Khalkhali
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Araz Vahid Ebrahim Nia

Moradi
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Scott Anthony Leet

The Minotaur
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Ashley Wood

Space Lab Nurse
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Rob Tepper

Film Director
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Ray Porter

First A.D.
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Stephen J. Lattanzi

PA
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Danielle Barbosa

Lester's Housekeeper
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Michael Parks

Jack Kirby
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Eric Scott Cooper

Publicist
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Adrienne Barbeau

Nina / Serksi the Gallactic Witch
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Tom Lenk

Variety Reporter
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Nelson Franklin

LA Times Reporter
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Kelly Curran

Princess Aleppa
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Scott Elrod

Achilles Crux
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Bill Blair

Humanoid Robot
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Joseph S. Griffo

Nestor the Android
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Andrew Varenhorst

Blue Monster
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Amitis Frances Ariano

Persian Dancer
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Taies Farzan

Middle Class Iranian Woman
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Rafi Pitts

Iranian Consulate Official
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Allegra Carpenter

British Airways Flight Attendant
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Bobby Naderi

Airport Husband
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Ray Haratian

Immigration Officer
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Mehrdad Sarlak

Immigration Officer
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Soheil Tasbihchi

Immigration Officer
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Hovik Gharibian

Immigration Officer
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Dorianne Pahlavan

Airport Hysterical Wife
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Houshang Touzie

Deputy Minister of Islamic Guidance
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Peter Henry Schroeder

Producer (as Peter-Henry Schroeder)
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Ali Farkhonde

Tehran Car Rental Man
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Sahm McGlynn

Bearded Fundamentalist in Bazaar
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Muhammed Cangören

Bazaar Shopkeeper (as Muhammed Cangoren)
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Asghar Allah Veirdi Zadeh

Bazaar Angry Man
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Leyla Beysulen

Angry Woman (as Leyla Beysülen)
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Lindsey Ginter

Hedley Donovan
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Tim Quill

Alan Sosa
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Larry Sullivan

Engell's Secretary
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Danilo Di Julio

Sgt. Gauthier
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Fanshen Cox

White House Operator
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Tehmina Sunny

Swissair Ticketing Agent
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Amir K

Passport Official (as Amir Kamyab)
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Baris Deli

Carpet Factory Komiteh
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Cas Anvar

Revolutionary Guard
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Bahram Khosraviani

Revolutionary Guard
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Sam Sheikholeslami

Revolutionary Guard
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Saba Sarem

Revolutionary Guard
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Puya Abbassi

Revolutionary Guard
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Reza Mir

Komiteh Reza
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Jozef Fahey

Lock Up PA
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Annie Little

Swissair Gate Agent
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Fahim Fazli

Komiteh Subordinate
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Brandon Tabassi

Young Komiteh at Airport
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John Hans Tester

Swissair Pilot (as Hans Tester)
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Alex Schemmer

Swissair Co-Pilot
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Yan Feldman

Air Traffic Controller
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Nancy Stelle

Swissair Flight Attendant
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Maz Siam

Iraqi Border Guard
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Ken Edling

Assistant Secretary of State
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Deborah Deimel Bean

State Department Official
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Michael Chieffo

CIA Archives Officer
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Taylor Schilling

Christine Mendez
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Martin Andris

Lab Sound Man (uncredited)
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Noah Arrue

Refugee (uncredited)
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Gabriel Aslan

Ian's Friend (uncredited)
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Koby Azarly

Iranian Airport Police (uncredited)
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Nima Azizi

Mahmoud (uncredited)
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Danielle Beckwith

Greek Goddess (uncredited)
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David Bittick

Marine #3 (uncredited)
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Michael Blumenstock

CIA Officer (uncredited)
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Phillip Borghee

Iranian Protestor (uncredited)
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Ramon Calzada

Muslim Cleric (uncredited)
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Rita Cannon

Protester (uncredited)
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Jimmy Carter

Self (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Momo Casablanca

Visa Seeker (uncredited)
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Victoria Charters

Swissair Gate Rep (uncredited)
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Jennifer Christopher

Peg (uncredited)
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Amaru Cloud

Iranian Boy (uncredited)
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Shaun Daley

Chancery Hostage (uncredited)
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Matt Doherty

Butler (uncredited)
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Ehab Elgharabawy

Iranian Passenger (uncredited)
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Kristi Faye

Airline Stewardess (uncredited)
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Jerald Garner

CIA Pit Team (uncredited)
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Clark Gilmer

Space Nurse (uncredited)
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Sepideh Haftgoli

Iranian Stewardess (uncredited)
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Priyom Haider

Protestor (uncredited)
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Fouad HAJJI

Komiteh (uncredited)
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Lucas N. Hall

Protestor (uncredited)
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Philip Baker Hall

C.I.A Director Stansfield Turner (uncredited)
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Matt Harding

Driver (uncredited)
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Kevin Hawley

Canadian Chancellor (uncredited)
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Daniel Hayek

Head Table Revolutionary #6 (uncredited)
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Eli Jane

Swissair Stewardess (uncredited)
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Richard Allan Jones

Smokehouse Patron (uncredited)
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Rocky Kanaka

Assistant (uncredited)
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Jason Kapraun

Argo Staff (uncredited)
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Athena Talin Katalaris

Persian Child / Refugee (uncredited)
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David Dustin Kenyon

Argo Staff (uncredited)
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Siamak Keyvani

Swissair Passenger (uncredited)
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Michael Klemp

State Department Member (uncredited)
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Elena Kolpachikova

Hollywood Actress (uncredited)
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Michelangelo Kowalski

Lab Tech (uncredited)
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Michael Kunselman

Marine #4 (uncredited)
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Veronika Kurshinskaya

Air France Stewardess (uncredited)
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Mihaela Lacramioara

Refugee (uncredited)
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Diamond Nicole Landeen

Little Girl in Bar (uncredited)
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Jonathan Levian

Komiteh Yoni (uncredited)
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Michael Lovern

Embassy Senior Staff Member (uncredited)
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Chanelle Lyn

Iranian Protestor (uncredited)
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Amir Malaklou

Brother Ali (uncredited)
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Ayden Mayeri

Flight Attendant (uncredited)
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Matt McVay

Hollywood Actor (uncredited)
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Roman Mitichyan

Iranian Comiteh in Truck (uncredited)
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Derek Mobraaten

Protester (uncredited)
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Anthony Narvaez

Head Table Revolutionary #7 (uncredited)
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Armin Nasseri

Reporter (uncredited)
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Asal Nazerpour

India Air Flight Attendant (uncredited)
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Francisco Ovalle

Protestant #1 (uncredited)
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Josh Pellerin

Iranian Protester (uncredited)
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Erin Pickett

Liz Taylor Look-alike (uncredited)
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Sandra Plazinic

Space Girl (uncredited)
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Bill Porter

Publicist (uncredited)
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Tyson Power

Canadian Embassy Staffer #2 (uncredited)
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Rita Qatami

Iranian Visa Seeker (uncredited)
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Erick Ramirez

Space Armor Pants Guy (uncredited)
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Gerry Rand

White House Staff (uncredited)
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Ray Remillard

CIA Staff (uncredited)
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Ayanery Reyes

Swissair Iranian Passenger (uncredited)
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Korrina Rico

Hollywood Starlet (uncredited)
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Abe Rogland

CIA Senior Agent (uncredited)
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Brendan Rooney

Marine Cpl. (uncredited)
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Mitchell Salberg

Photographer (uncredited)
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Nick Santoro

Hostage (uncredited)
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Christina Sardinas

Protester (uncredited)
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James Shanklin

Mike Touzani (uncredited)
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Brandon Slagle

Canadian Embassy Staffer #1 (uncredited)
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Dawn Sobolewski

The Female Space Trooper (uncredited)
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Sally Spaide

Flight Attendant (uncredited)
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Ania Spiering

Goddess (uncredited)
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Stephen Szibler

CIA Agent (uncredited)
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Kaveh Taherian

Head Table Revolutionary #2 (uncredited)
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Teemaree

India Air Flight Attendant (uncredited)
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John H. Tobin

CIA Agent (uncredited)
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Fred Toma

Bus Driver (uncredited)
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Jack Topalian

Iran Airline Staff (uncredited)
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Sunny Vachher

Iranian Protester (uncredited)
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Desary Vailencour

State Secretary (uncredited)
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Mike Wallace

Self (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Jeremy Gram Weaver

Chancery Hostage (uncredited)
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Xavier Wolf

Boy in Neighborhood (uncredited)
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Rana Yamak

Iranian Kid (uncredited)
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Yasmeen Yamak

Iranian Kid (uncredited)
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Omid Zader

Komiteh (uncredited)
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Rafael Zubizarreta

Protestor (uncredited)
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Paul McMichael

Traveler on Plane (uncredited)
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Macon Hill

Swiss Air Passenger (uncredited)
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Yuriy Sardarov

Rossi
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Ali Fiori

Sci Fi Body Suit Girl (as Alison Fiori)
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Marc Abbink

Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
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Ramazan Akboga

Tradesman (uncredited)
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Bob Anders

State Dept / Cameo (uncredited)
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Shayan Ardalan

Cleric at Airport (uncredited)
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Ninef Arsanos

Extra (uncredited)
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Jeffrey Ashkin

Iranian Protestor / Hollywood Partygoer (uncredited)
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Cathy Beasley

Driver (uncredited)
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Luke Burnyeat

Hollywood Crew Member (uncredited)
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Jared Dante

Swissair Passenger (uncredited)
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Vargha Davari

Leader of the Firing Squad (uncredited)
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Patricia DiZebba

State Department Official (uncredited)
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Mark Casimir Dyniewicz Jr.

Camera Operator - Warner Sci-Fi Scene (uncredited)
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Dariush Hajirnia

Bellhop (uncredited)
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James A. Howard

CIA Agent (uncredited)
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Jet Jandreau

Swissair Passenger (uncredited)
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Abraham Justice

Protester (uncredited)
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Germano Kuerten

Revolutionary (uncredited)
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Alvaro Laborin

Camera News Reporter Crew (1970's boardcast reenactment) (uncredited)
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Oscar Magana Jr.

Iranian Ambassador (uncredited)
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Daniel Mars

Chilled Passenger (uncredited)
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Coleman McClary

Hollywood Actor (uncredited)
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Matt McColm

Fighting movie star (uncredited)
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Vincent Mikolay

Make-Up #1 (uncredited)
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Tony Moore

US Diplomat (uncredited)
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Moe Rock

Protestor (uncredited)
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Seli M. Rose

Pakistani Stewardess (uncredited)
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Omid Saeednia

Media Reporter (uncredited)
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Steven T Stanton

Sound Guy (uncredited)
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Stewart Strauss

1st A.D. / CIA Agent (uncredited)
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Anthony Terracciano

Waiter (uncredited)
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Dennis Velasco

Iranian Protestor (uncredited)
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Rocco Vitalia

CIA Pit Team (uncredited)
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Carol Watrous

Iranian Passenger (uncredited)
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Dastan Khalili

Green Jacket (as Daston Kalili)
Crew
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Ben Affleck

Director
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Ben Affleck

Producer
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Chris Terrio

Writer
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Rodrigo Prieto

Cinematograpy
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Tony Mendez

Writer
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Joshuah Bearman

Writer
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Grant Heslov

Producer
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George Clooney

Producer
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William Goldenberg

Editor
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Alexandre Desplat

Music
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