ByDustin Hucks, writer at
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Dustin Hucks

Tehran was a dangerous place in 1979, and none knew this more clearly than the six American diplomats who fled the United States embassy, narrowly avoiding becoming victims of the Iran hostage crisis.

These Americans were hidden and protected by Canadian diplomats Ken Taylor and John Sheardown, and in a very meta turn of events, were exfiltrated from Iran by CIA agent Tony Mendez in January 28 of 1980 using a plan custom made for the movies.

Actor/director pulled together an insanely talented cast to tell the story of exactly how these Americans escaped one of the most hostile environments in the world at that time, and this exclusive mini-documentary from Yahoo! Movies goes behind the scenes of Argo to introduce you to the real men and women behind this fascinating, award-winning story.


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