Argo

Argo (2012)

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Factual error: It's mentioned that the British and New Zealanders turned the Americans away. This is untrue - the Americans stayed with both for a time until it was decided that they would be safer with the Canadians.

Factual error: In the scene where the Swissair 747 is taking off from Tehran the police cars keep up with the plane until it lifts off. Takeoff speed for a 747 is about 160 mph so the police cars would have been far behind by then. (01:41:40)

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: In 2013, this became the first film since 1989's Driving Miss Daisy to win the Academy Award for Best Picture without also earning a Best Director nomination.

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Trivia: In the real-life Argo operation, Studio Six was so convincing that they continued receiving scripts, including at least one from Steven Spielberg, several weeks after the operation ended and the studio "closed."

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

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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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