STAFF TRAINING DAY: ARGO

Director Ben Affleck
Year 2012
Starring Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston and John Goodman
Rating R
Run Time 120min
Age Policy

18 and up; Children 6 and up will be allowed only with a parent guardian. No children under the age of 6 will be allowed.

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ARGO tells the unbelievable true story of how CIA specialist Tony Mendez masterminded a mission to rescue six U.S. citizens who escaped a kidnapping by Iranian militants in 1979. The six men have found shelter in the home of the Canadian Ambassador, but are still stuck behind enemy lines. The plan to get them out: use CIA agents, filmmakers and investors to masquerade as a group preparing to shoot a film in the region where the men are hiding.

The goal being to try and convince the upstart revolutionists that the trapped U.S. citizens are part of the crew. Even Hollywood couldn’t come up with an idea this original…or crazy.

Directed by and starring Ben Affleck, who is joined by Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin, John Goodman and Kyle Chandler in the film’s impressive cast, ARGO is a cinematic history lesson unlike any other.

"Argo is a marvel of cunning, an irresistible blend of cool realism and Hollywood hokum." -David Edelstein, New York Magazine

"Ben Affleck's electrically suspenseful, cunningly original true-life thriller, is the rare movie that has great fun while touching a raw political nerve." -Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly

"The best film of the year. The craft in this film is rare. It is so easy to manufacture a thriller from chases and gunfire, and so very hard to fine-tune it out of exquisite timing and a plot." -Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

"It’s as rare as a pink giraffe, but every once in a blue moon a movie comes along in which each piece fits seamlessly and every detail works. Argo is one of them." -Rex Reed, The New York Observer

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