Argo (2012)


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Directed by: Ben Affleck

Starring: Alan Arkin, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman

Genres: Drama, Thriller

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Jack O'Donnell: I am not leaving him at the airport with six people and his dick in his hand. Tell the Director to call the White House. Do your fucking job!

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Tony Mendez: There are only bad options. It's about finding the best one.
CIA Director: You don't have a better bad idea than this?

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Lester Siegel: If I'm going to make a fake movie, it's gonna be a fake hit.

Lester Siegel: You're worried about the Ayatollah? Try the WGA.

Jack O'Donnell: If we wanted applause, we would have joined the circus.

First A.D.: He says the minotaur prosthetic is too tight, so he can't act.
John Chambers: If he could act, he wouldn't be playing the minotaur.

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CIA Director: You think is more plausible than teachers?
Jack O'Donnell: Yes, we do. One, there are no more foreign teachers in Iran.
Tony Mendez: And we think everybody knows Hollywood people. And everybody knows they'd shoot in Stalingrad with Pol Pot directing if it would sell tickets.

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Joe Stafford: You really believe your little story's gonna make a difference when there's a gun to our heads?
Tony Mendez: I think my story is the only thing between you and a gun to your head.

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Jack O'Donnell: Brace yourself; it's like talking to those two old fucks from The Muppets.

Lester Siegel: Bad news, bad news. Even when it's good news, it's bad news. John Wayne in the ground 6 months and this is what is left of America.

John Chambers: You need somebody who's a somebody to put their name on it. Somebody respectable. With credits. Who you can trust with classified information...who will produce a fake movie...for free.

Factual error: Ben Affleck is supposedly in 1980, but wearing a Rolex Deepsea Sea Dweller, which wasn't released until 2008.

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Trivia: When Tony gets out of his car at the airport to fly to Tehran, the real Tony Mendez makes a cameo passing by him with his family. (00:45:35)

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Question: When trying to find a way to rescue the hostages, why pose as a film crew? Why not as a bunch of tourists?

Answer: A film crew is more credible than a group of tourists being involved in this type of activity. Tourists' behavior would be more limited and subject to being noticed by authorities if they acted in a unusual manner. A film crew would have access to more out-of-the-way locations, and if they acted suspiciously, could pass it off as it being part of making a movie.

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