Argo: Declassified Extended Edition (Blu-ray)

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Ben Affleck directs and stars in this extended cut of the Academy Award-winning political thriller based on real events that took place during the 1979 Iran hostage crisis. In November 1979, the American embassy in Tehran is stormed by militants and 52 Americans are taken hostage. In the midst of the chaos, six Americans manage to escape and find refuge in the home of the Canadian ambassador. Knowing that it is only a matter of time before they are found out and probably killed, CIA 'exfiltration' specialist Tony Mendez (Affleck) implements a life-or-death undercover operation to smuggle them safely out of the country. The film won three Oscars including Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay and also received the Golden Globe Awards and BAFTAs for Best Film and Best Director.

Product Details

Movies & TV
10 Feb 2014
Region ABC
Warner Bros. Home Ent.
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124 min
Age Restriction
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Release Year
Running Time
120 min
Action/Adventure / America / Canadian / CIA / Escape / Hollywood / Rescue / Thriller
US Box Office
$106.4 million
Official Website
Rotten Tomatoes®
96% 90%
When militants seize control of the U.S. embassy in Tehran during the height of the Iranian Revolution, CIA agent Tony Mendez (Ben Affleck) creates a fake Hollywood film production in order to rescue a group of American diplomats who have sought refuge at the home of the Canadian ambassador. As the six members of the embassy staff remain behind closed doors, armed militants conduct thorough searches of local homes, and kill anyone suspected of harboring the Americans. Realizing that it's only a matter of time before the six are identified and taken hostage, Mendez offers a unique - yet potentially dangerous - solution: posing as a Canadian film producer, he will enter into Tehran under the precipice of scouting locations for an upcoming science fiction opus, gather up the refugees, pass them off as his crew at the airport, and fly out of Iran right under the militants' noses. Shortly after touching down in Iran, however, Mendez contends with a few unexpected developments that threaten to erode the bond of trust he needs to establish with the refugees, and expose his deception. Meanwhile, even if they do manage to make it as far as the airport, government bureaucracy threatens to leave them hopelessly stranded in their most desperate hour. Alan Arkin, John Goodman, and Bryan Cranston co-star. Inspired by actual events.
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Cast & Crew
Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck / Alan Arkin / Bryan Cranston / John Goodman / Rory Cochrane / Tate Donovan / Clea DuVall / Victor Garber / Scoot McNairy / Taylor Schilling
Puya Abbassi / Omid Abtahi / Ryan Ahern / Cas Anvar / Amitis Frances Ariano / Florans Atlantis / Adrienne Barbeau / Danielle Barbosa / Alborz Basiratmand / Deborah Deimel Bean / Leyla Beysulen / Kerry Bishe / Billy Blair / John Boyd / Rob Brownstein / J.R. Cacia / Muhammad Cangoren / Jean Carol / Allegra Carpenter / Michael Cassidy / Kyle Chandler / Michael Chieffo / Fanshen Cox / Kelly Curran / Baris Deli / Christopher Denham / Dan Dijulio / Richard Dillane / Ken Edling / Scott Elrod / Jozef Fahey / Nikka Far / Farshad Farahat / Ali Farkhonde / Taies Farzan / Fahim Fazli / Yan Feldman / Alison Fiori / Nelson Franklin / Roberto Garcia / Hovik Gharibian / Lindsey Ginter / Matthew Glave / Joseph S. Griffo / Bob Gunton / Ray Haratian / Zeljko Ivanek / Amir K. / Daston Kalili / Bill Kalmenson / Amir Kamyab / Bahram Khosraviani / Richard Kind / Jon Woodward Kirby / Stephen J. Lattanzi / Scott Anthony Leet / Tom Lenk / Page Leong / Annie Little / Barry Livingston / Karina Logue / Victor McCay / Sahm McGlynn / Jamie McShane / Chris Messina / Reza Mir / Bobby Naderi / Araz Vahid Ebrahim Nia / Matt Nolan / Dorianne Pahlavan / Michael Parks / Rafi Pitts / Ray Porter / Tim Quill / Ruty Rutenberg / Ali Saam / Yuriy Sardarov / Saba Sarem / Mehrdad Sarlak / Alex Schemmer / Peter-Henry Schroeder / Eric Scott-Cooper / Sharareh Sedghi / Sam Sheikholeslami / Maz Siam / Mark Rhino Smith / Christopher Stanley / Nancy Stelle / David Sullivan / Larry Sullivan / Tehmina Sunny / Aidan Sussman / Keith Szarabajka / Brandon Tabassi / Bill Tangradi / Soheil Tasbihchi / Rob Tepper / Hans Tester / Hooshang Tooze / Sheila Vand / Andrew Varenhorst / Titus Welliver / Ashley Wood / Michael Woolston / Asghar Allah Veirdi Zadeh / Bobby Zegar
Chris Terrio
Source Writer
Antonio J. Mendez / Author: Antonio J. Mendez
Alexandre Desplat
Special Effects
Garth Steinheimer
Director of Photography
Rodrigo Prieto
Trish Almeida
Assistant Director
David J. Webb
Erik Aadahl / Ethan VanderRyn
Sound Re-Recording
John Reitz / Gregg Rudloff
Stunt Coordinator
J.J. Perry
Set Decorator
F. Alan Burg / David Craig / Connie Gackenbach / Deborah Harman / Gordon McVay / Jan Pascale
Post-Production Supervisor
Tina Anderson
Production Manager/UPM
Amy Herman
2nd Unit Director
Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
Special Effects Supervisor
Barry McQueary / R. Bruce Steinheimer
Makeup Designer
Barbara Augustus-Johnson
2nd Unit DOP
Robby Baumgartner
Claire Folger
Computer Graphics
Michael Maher
Movie Critics
Box Office
5 stars out of 5 -- "This certain Best Picture contender proves to be a prime example of accomplished major studio filmmaking, and also a smart, crafty suspense-laden picture that should win critical plaudits across the board."
Pete Hammond (7 Sep 2012, )
Chicago Sun-Times
4 stars out of 4 -- "[B]oth spellbinding and surprisingly funny. Many of the laughs come from the Hollywood guys played by Goodman and Arkin..."
Roger Ebert (10 Oct 2012, )
Hollywood Reporter
"ARGO is a crackerjack political thriller told with intelligence....Proving even more than before that he’s a behind-the-camera force to be reckoned with, Ben Affleck tells a dense, multilayered yarn..."
Todd McCarthy (1 Sep 2012, )
Los Angeles Times
"ARGO is most impressive in the number of moods its director has casually mastered."
Kenneth Turan (11 Oct 2012, )
"ARGO plays out like an unlikely heist movie in which all the suspense comes from unexpected corners."
Alison Willmore (11 Oct 2012, )
New York Times
"[A] smart, jittery thriller about a freakish and little-known chapter of the Iranian hostage crisis..."
Manohla Dargis (12 Oct 2012, )
Rolling Stone
3.5 stars out of 4 -- "Ben Affleck doesn't merely direct ARGO, he directs the hell out of it, nailing the quickening pace, the wayward humor, the nerve-frying suspense."
Peter Travers (18 Oct 2012, )
Sight and Sound
"[S]lick enough to send us smiling out of cinemas on a Saturday night, but with the substance to avoid insulting our intelligence in the process."
Trevor Johnston (1 Dec 2012, )
Total Film
4 stars out of 5 -- "[Affleck] makes it work, anchoring proceedings with a likeable, layered lead performance."
Richard Jordan (1 Dec 2012, )
Wall Street Journal
"[T]he results are nothing less than sensational. This political thriller has it all..."
(12 Oct 2012, )
Washington Post
"Affleck threads viewers through the dauntingly tricky geopolitics and tonal shifts of ARGO with an utterly flawless sense of control..."
(12 Oct 2012, )