For those needing a history lesson, during the Islamic Revolution, the Iranian government held Americans hostage during the Carter Administration for 444 days. While the 52 hostages were the headline story, 8 potential hostages slipped away and hid at the Canadian Embassy.
With Hollyqoos hocus pocus, CUA operator Mendez (Affleck) devises a plan. Working with award winning Make up artist John Chambers (John Goodman), Mendez poses as a Hollywood producer who wants to film a **Star Wars** inspired movie with Islamic sympathies. The Trojan horse is daring and **Argo** truly deserves it's Oscar nomination for Best Picture.