This Academy Award-winning movie directed by Ben Affleck tells the story of a dangerous rescue mission of U.S. hostages in Iran. In 1979, the American embassy in Tehran was invaded by Iranian revolutionaries and several Americans were taken hostage. However, six managed to escape to the official residence of the Canadian Ambassador and the CIA was ordered to get them out of the country. With few options, ex-filtration expert Tony Mendez devised a daring plan: create a phony Canadian film project looking to shoot in Iran and smuggle the Americans out as its production crew. With the help of some trusted Hollywood contacts, Mendez created the ruse and proceeded to Iran as its associate producer. However, time was running out with the Iranian security forces closing in on the truth while both his charges and the White House had grave doubts about the operation themselves. This thriller on DVD stars Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin and John Goodman.