During the Iranian hostage crisis, six Americans escaped the U.S. embassy and secretly hid in the home of the Canadian ambassador. This story is about a CIA operation to get the six back home safely. One CIA agent comes up with the implausible idea of smuggling them out while posing as a Canadian film crew filming a science fiction movie similar to Star Wars.

This is a great movie and Ben Affleck is a far superior director than he is an actor. The movie is very tense and suspenseful, even if you know the ending. At the same time it's also very funny. Really good acting all around and great cast with Affleck, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman, and Alan Arkan.