What Was Fact And What Was Fiction In Argo? The CIA Weighs In

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Ben Affleck's 2012 film Argo was based on a real CIA mission to rescue six US diplomats from Tehran during the Iran hostage crisis, but some events were changed for the sake of narrative and drama. In a series of tweets, the CIA offers its own account of what's fact and what's movie fiction.

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In a series of tweets, the CIA compares the real mission with the "reel" Argo:

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[via /Film]

DISCUSSION

At least the CIA doesn't snub Canada like Ben Affleck did.