This film tells a combination of how Ken Taylor and his Canadian Embassy staff in Teheran during the Iranian hostage crisis hid half a dozen American embassy staffers at great personal risk. It furthermore tells the story, which was revealed much later to the cover story for the joint CIA/Canadian rescue operation, of how Ken Taylor successfully smuggled those Americans out of Iran safely under the noses of the internal security forces.
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Did You Know?
Near the end of the movie, the newspaper clipping that Jean Pelletier pins to a bulletin board is a reconstruction of the actual front page of Montreal's La Presse newspaper of Tuesday, January 29, 1980. It has the same headline and layout as the original, except that the pictures of Ken Taylor and Jean Pelletier were replaced by those of their respective actors. It reads "Audacieux coup du Canada en Iran: Américains cachés à l'ambassade, sauvés" ("Daring operation by Canada in Iran: Americans hide in Embassy and are rescued"). See more