“During the 1979 Iran hostage crisis, the United States and Canada partnered to rescue six U.S. foreign service members who had evaded the hostage-taking at the takeover of the American embassy in Iran,” says the Wiki page. “The governments were able to convince Iran that the six hostages were members of a film crew who were scouting the area for a movie titled Argo. The hostages were able to escape the country under their fake identities.”

Directed by Ben Affleck; produced by Affleck, George Clooney, Grant Heslov. Starring Affleck, Bryan Cranston, Clea DuVall, John Goodman, Michael Parks, Taylor Schilling, Kyle Chandler. Cinematography: Rodrigo Prieto. Warner Bros. will open domestically on 9.14.12.