Cast: Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck
, Alan Arkin
Alan Arkin
, John Goodman
John Goodman
, Bryan Cranston
Bryan Cranston
, Taylor Schilling
Taylor Schilling


 Cast: Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck
, Alan Arkin
Alan Arkin
, John Goodman
John Goodman
, Bryan Cranston
Bryan Cranston
, Taylor Schilling
Taylor Schilling


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When militants seize control of the U.S. embassy in Tehran during the height of the Iranian Revolution, CIA agent Tony Mendez (Ben Affleck) creates a fake Hollywood film production in order to rescue a group of American diplomats who have sought refuge at the home of the Canadian ambassador. As the six members of the embassy staff remain behind closed doors, armed militants conduct thorough searches of local homes, and kill anyone suspected of harboring the Americans. Realizing that it's only a matter of time before the six are identified and taken hostage, Mendez offers a unique - yet potentially dangerous - solution: posing as a Canadian film producer, he will enter into Tehran under the precipice of scouting locations for an upcoming science fiction opus, gather up the refugees, pass them off as his crew at the airport, and fly out of Iran right under the militants' noses. Shortly after touching down in Iran, however, Mendez contends with a few unexpected developments that threaten to erode the bond of trust he needs to establish with the refugees, and expose his deception. Meanwhile, even if they do manage to make it as far as the airport, government bureaucracy threatens to leave them hopelessly stranded in their most desperate hour. Alan Arkin, John Goodman, and Bryan Cranston co-star. Inspired by actual events.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/19/2013
UPC: 0883929241392
Original Release: 2012
Rating: R
Source: Warner Home Video
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Language: English
Time: 2:00:00
Sales rank: 979

Special Features

Rescued from Tehran: We Were There ; President Jimmy Carter, Tony Mendez and the actual houseguests recount the real-life harrowing experiences they endured

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ben Affleck Tony Mendez
Alan Arkin Lester Siegel
John Goodman John Chambers
Bryan Cranston Jack O'Donnell
Taylor Schilling Christine Mendez
Tate Donovan Bob Anders
Clea DuVall Cora Lijek
Richard Kind Max Klein
Christopher Denham Mark Lijek
Scoot McNairy Joe Stafford
Victor Garber Ken Taylor
Rory Cochrane Lee Schatz
Kyle Chandler Hamilton Jordan
Chris Messina Malinov
Zeljko Ivanek Robert Pender
Titus Welliver Bates
Keith Szarabajka Adam Engell
Bob Gunton Cyrus Vance
Richard Dillane OSS Officer Nicholls
Omid Abtahi Reza Borhani
Page Leong Pat Taylor
Farshad Farahat Azizi Checkpoint #3
Sheila Vand Sahar
Karina Logue Elizabeth Ann Swift
Ryan Ahern Sgt. Sickmann
Bill Tangradi Alan B. Golacinski
Jamie McShane William J. Daugherty
Matthew Glave Col. Charles W. Scott
Roberto Garcia Sgt. William Gallegos
Christopher Stanley Thomas L. Ahern, Jr.
Jon Woodward Kirby Fred Kupke
Alborz Basiratmand Student with Poster
Ruty Rutenberg Marine #1
Michael Woolston Marine #2
Sharareh Sedghi Lady With Radio
Bobby Zegar Tear Gas Student
Victor McCay Malick
Matt Nolan Peter Genco
J.R. Cacia Brice
Bill Kalmenson Hal Saunders
Rob Brownstein Landon Butler
David Sullivan Jon Titterton,Engell's Secretary
Jean Carol Jordan's Secretary
Michael Cassidy Jordan's Analyst
John Boyd Lamont
Yuriy Sardarov Rossi
Nikka Far Tehran Mary
Aidan Sussman Ian Mendez
Barry Livingston David Marmor
Ali Saam Ali Khalkhali
Araz Vahid Ebrahim Nia Moradi
Scott Anthony Leet The Minotaur
Ashley Wood Space Lab Nurse
Rob Tepper Film Director
Ray Porter First A.D.
Stephen J. Lattanzi PA
Danielle Barbosa Lester's Housekeeper
Michael Parks Jack Kirby
Eric Scott-Cooper Publicist
Adrienne Barbeau Nina/Serksi the Galactic Witch
Tom Lenk Variety Reporter
Nelson Franklin LA Times Reporter
Kelly Curran Princess Aleppa
Mark Rhino Smith Evil Villain
Scott Elrod Achilles Crux
Billy Blair Humanoid Robot
Daston Kalili Green Jacket
Joseph S. Griffo Nestor the Android
Andrew Varenhorst Blue Monster
Amitis Frances Ariano Persian Dancer
Alison Fiori Sci Fi Body Suit Girl
Taies Farzan Middle Class Iranian Woman
Florans Atlantis Middle Class Iranian Man
Rafi Pitts Iranian Consulate Official
Allegra Carpenter British Airways Flight Attendant
Bobby Naderi Airport Husband
Ray Haratian Immigration Officer
Mehrdad Sarlak Immigration Officer
Soheil Tasbihchi Immigration Officer
Hovik Gharibian Immigration Officer
Dorianne Pahlavan Airport Hysterical Wife
Hooshang Tooze Deputy Minister of Islamic Guidance
Peter-Henry Schroeder Producer
Ali Farkhonde Tehran Car Rental Man
Sahm McGlynn Bearded Fundamentalist in Bazaar
Muhammad Cangoren Bazaar Shopkeeper
Asghar Allah Veirdi Zadeh Bazaar Angry Man
Leyla Beysulen Angry Woman
Lindsey Ginter Hedley Donovan
Tim Quill Alan Sosa
Dan DiJulio Sgt. Gauthier
Fanshen Cox White House Operator
Tehmina Sunny Swissair Ticketing Agent
Amir Kamyab Passport Official
Baris Deli Carpet Factory Komiteh
Cas Anvar Revolutionary Guard
Bahram Khosraviani Revolutionary Guard
Michael Chieffo CIA Archives Officer
Hans Tester Swissair Pilot
Yan Feldman Air Traffic Controller
Fahim Fazli Komiteh Subordinate
Nancy Stelle Swissair Flight Attendant
Maz Siam Iraqi Border Guard
Sam Sheikholeslami Revolutionary Guard
Saba Sarem Revolutionary Guard
Puya Abbassi Revolutionary Guard
Reza Mir Revolutionary Guard
Jozef Fahey Lock Up PA
Annie Little Swissair Gate Agent
Brandon Tabassi Young Komiteh at Airport
Alex Schemmer Swissair Co-Pilot
Ken Edling Assistant Secretary of State
Deborah Deimel Bean State Dept. Official
Alexandre Desplat Conductor,Composer
Kerry Bishé Kathy Stafford
Danilo DiJulio Sgt. Gauthier
Amir K. Passport Official

Technical Credits
Ben Affleck Director,Producer
Chris Terrio Screenwriter
George Clooney Producer
Grant Heslov Producer
David Klawans Executive Producer,Producer
Graham King Executive Producer
Tim Headington Executive Producer,Producer
Nina Wolarsky Executive Producer,Producer
Chay Carter Executive Producer,Producer
Chris Brigham Executive Producer,Producer
Erik Aadahl Sound/Sound Designer,Sound Effects
Ethan Van der Ryn Sound/Sound Designer
Lora Kennedy Casting
Jose Antonio Garcia Sound Mixer
Alfonso Gomez-Rejon Second Unit Director
J.J. Perry Stunts
R. Bruce Steinheimer Special Effects Supervisor
Barry McQueary Special Effects Supervisor
Sheila Waldron Script Supervisor
Alex Sutherland Producer
Douglas Axtell Sound Effects
Eric Bautista Sound Effects
Joshuah Bearman Screenwriter
Jay Shindell Special Effects
James Fredburg Special Effects
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