Winner of three 2012 Academy Awards®, including Best Picture, this gripping drama directed by and starring Ben Affleck looks at the 1979 Iran hostage crisis from the perspective six U.S. embassy workers who escaped the siege unbeknownst to Ayatollah Khomeini's regime. Hiding out in the Canadian embassy and with time running out before they are discovered, the six are led in a daring escape by a C.I.A. operative (Affleck) whose screwball plan is to have them pose as a film crew for a phony sci-fi project. Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin and John Goodman co-star in this "crackerjack political thriller told with intelligence, great period detail and a surprising amount of nutty humor" (Hollywood Reporter).
Directed by Ben Affleck; screenplay by Chris Terrio, based on a selection from "The Master of Disguise" by Antonio J. Mendez and the Wired magazine article "The Great Escape" by Joshuah Bearman.