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Argo (2012)

  • Rate: 8.2/10 total 55,828 votes 
  • Genre: Drama | History | Thriller
  • Release Date: 12 October 2012 (USA)
  • Runtime: 120 min
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Argo (2012)

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  • IMDb page: Argo (2012)
  • Rate: 8.2/10 total 55,828 votes 
  • Genre: Drama | History | Thriller
  • Release Date: 12 October 2012 (USA)
  • Runtime: 120 min
  • Filming Location: McLean, Virginia, USA
  • Budget: $44,500,000(estimated)
  • Gross: $104,955,079(USA)(16 December 2012)
  • Director: Ben Affleck
  • Stars: Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston and John Goodman|See full cast and crew
  • Original Music By: Alexandre Desplat   
  • Soundtrack: Al Adhan
  • Sound Mix: SDDS | Datasat | Dolby Digital
  • Plot Keyword: Canadian | Hostage | Ambassador | CIA | Film Crew

Writing Credits By:

    (in alphabetical order)

  • Joshuah Bearman  article "Escape from Tehran"
  • Chris Terrio  screenplay

Known Trivia

  • Besides being the title of the “movie” being filmed in the movie, “Argo” is from Greek mythology. It was the ship Jason and the Argonauts sailed in to retrieve the Golden Fleece.
  • The script for Argo (used by the CIA, not for this film) is from the unmade feature film “Lord of Light” based on the novel by Roger Zelazny.
  • In order to make the movie feel like the 1970s, Ben Affleck shot it on regular film, cut the frames in half, and blew those images up 200% to increase their graininess. He also copied camera movements and bustling office scenes from All the President’s Men for sequences depicting CIA headquarters; for L.A. exteriors, he borrowed from The Killing of a Chinese Bookie.
  • Both Hamilton Jordan and Kyle Chandler, who plays him in the film, graduated from the University of Georgia.
  • Ben Affleck’s first choice to play as Tony Mendez was Brad Pitt, but Pitt had some scheduling issues.
  • As shown in this movie, by the late 1970s, the Hollywood sign (which had first been erected in 1923 as “HOLLYWOODLAND” to advertise an upcoming real estate development) had fallen into severe disrepair. In 1978, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce had a fund-raising campaign in which they solicited nine prominent people to give about $28,000 each (one donor for each letter) for the restoration. Some of these benefactors included: Playboy Magazine founder Hugh Hefner, who gave the Y; singers Gene Autry and Andy Williams (the second L and the W, respectively), and heavy metal/shock rock star Alice Cooper, who replaced the third O (by far the most damaged of the letters) in memory of Groucho Marx. Warner Bros. Records, a division of the company that later released Argo, donated the second O. However, unlike the movie’s depiction, this renovation was completed by the end of November 1978–a year before the hostages in Iran were even taken.
  • The character of Jack Kirby (played by Michael Parks), shown briefly as the artist of the storyboards for the potemkin movie, is the same Jack Kirby who was a pioneer of the American comic book industry and a co-creator of such seminal comic book characters as Captain America, Iron Man, The Hulk, the Silver Surfer, and the teams known as The Avengers, The Fantastic Four, and The X-Men. Kirby did indeed create storyboards for the adaptation of Roger Zelazny’s novel Lord of Light, which were used as “proof” of the movie production during the real-life “Canadian Caper.”
  • While Chambers, Mendez, and Siegel are trying to figure out how to make their fake movie project look plausible, Siegel recalls that he made a movie once with Rock Hudson, and from that draws the conclusion that if you want people to believe a lie, you should have the media disseminate it for you. This seeming non sequitur is a reference to the fact that Hudson, one of the biggest Hollywood stars and sex symbols of the 1950s, was secretly gay, and his agent, Henry Wilson, actively fed misinformation about Hudson’s “girlfriends” (really studio-arranged dates for publicity only) to the mainstream media. When the gossip tabloid “Confidential” threatened to expose Hudson’s homosexuality, Wilson instead fed them then-scandalous information about two of the less-famous stars on his roster (Rory Calhoun and Tab Hunter) and arranged a sham marriage between his secretary and Hudson. Hudson’s homosexuality was not widely known outside of Hollywood until about half a decade after this movie takes place.
  • It is stated that both British and New Zealand embassies turned away the six, leaving the Canadian as their only refuge. In fact the British embassy did shelter them for a few days but it was agreed by everyone that the Canadian embassy was the most secure and suitable so they moved. A New Zealand official transported them and the British embassy helped other Americans trapped in the country at the time. Director Ben Affleck acknowledged that he intentionally deviated from the real events in order to quicken the pace and build up the tension.
  • No Iranian actors could be used for the film, out of fear that they would be recognized by the Iranian authorities in the finished film, which could have negative consequences for their family still living in Iran.

Goofs: Anachronisms: During the final sequence between Tony and his sleeping son Ian, a toy of the "Star Wars" character Boba Fett can be seen on the shelf however the character of Boba Fett was not introduced until "Star Wars: Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back" in 1980.

Plot: A dramatization of the 1980 joint CIA-Canadian secret operation to extract six fugitive American diplomatic personnel out of revolutionary Iran. Full summary »  »

Story: In 1979, the American embassy in Iran was invaded by Iranian revolutionaries and several Americans are taken hostage. However, six manage to escape to the official residence of the Canadian Ambassador and the CIA is eventually ordered to get them out of the country. With few options, exfiltration expert Tony Mendez devises a daring plan: to 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 creates the ruse and proceeds to Iran as its associate producer. However, time is running out with the Iranian security forces closing in on the truth while both his charges and the White House have grave doubts about the operation themselves.Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)  

Synopsis

Synopsis: Militants storm the U.S. embassy in Tehran on November 4, 1979, in retaliation for the nation’s sheltering the recently deposed Shah. More than 50 of the embassy staff are taken as hostages, but six escape and hide in the home of the Canadian ambassador Ken Taylor (Victor Garber). With the escapees’ situation kept secret, the US State Department begins to explore options for "exfiltrating" them from Iran. Tony Mendez (Ben Affleck), a CIA specialist brought in for consultation, criticizes the proposals. He too is at a loss for an alternative until, inspired at home by watching Battle for the Planet of the Apes on TV with his son, he plans to create a cover story that the escapees are Canadian filmmakers, scouting "exotic" locations in Iran for a similar sci-fi film.

Mendez and his supervisor Jack O’Donnell (Bryan Cranston) contact John Chambers (John Goodman), a Hollywood make-up artist who has previously crafted disguises for the CIA. Chambers puts them in touch with the film producer Lester Siegel (Alan Arkin). Together they set up a phony film studio, publicize their plans, and successfully establish the pretense of developing Argo, a "science fantasy" in the style of Star Wars, to lend credibility to the cover story. Meanwhile, the escapees grow frantic inside the ambassador’s residence. The revolutionaries reassemble embassy papers shredded before the takeover and learn that some personnel have escaped.Mendez meets a CIA agent at Istanbul’s Haghia Sophia before going to Iran.

Posing as a producer for Argo, Mendez enters Iran and links up with the six escapees. He provides them with Canadian passports and fake identities to prepare them to get through security at the airport. Although afraid to trust Mendez’s scheme, they reluctantly go along with it, knowing that Mendez is risking his own life too, and convinced that it is their only option. A "scouting" visit to the bazaar to maintain their cover story takes a bad turn, but their Iranian culture contact gets them away from the hostile crowd.

Mendez is told that the operation has been cancelled, to avoid conflicting with a planned military rescue of the hostages. He pushes ahead, forcing O’Donnell to hastily re-obtain authorization for the mission to get tickets on a Swissair flight. Tension rises at the airport, where the escapees’ flight reservations are confirmed at the last minute, and a guard’s call to the supposed studio in Hollywood is answered at the last second. The group boards the plane just as the Iranian guards uncover the ruse. As the 747 taxis down the runway, it is chased unsuccessfully by Iranian police cars. Mendez and the hostages breathe a sigh of relief as the plane leaves Iranian airspace.

To protect the hostages remaining in Tehran from retaliation, all US involvement in the rescue is suppressed, giving full credit to the Canadian government and its ambassador (who left Iran with his wife under their own credentials as the operation was underway; their Iranian housekeeper, who had known about the Americans and lied to the revolutionaries to protect them, escaped to Iraq). Mendez is awarded the Intelligence Star, but due to the classified nature of the mission, he would not be able to keep the medal until the details were made public in 1997. All the hostages were freed on January 20, 1981. The film ends with President Jimmy Carter’s speech about the Crisis and the Canadian Caper.

 

FullCast & Crew

Produced By:

  • Ben Affleck known as producer
  • Chris Brigham known as executive producer
  • Chay Carter known as executive producer
  • George Clooney known as producer
  • Tim Headington known as executive producer
  • Grant Heslov known as producer
  • Graham King known as executive producer
  • David Klawans known as executive producer
  • Alex Sutherland known as line producer: Turkey
  • Nina Wolarsky known as executive producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Ben Affleck known as Tony Mendez
  • Bryan Cranston known as Jack O'Donnell
  • Alan Arkin known as Lester Siegel
  • John Goodman known as John Chambers
  • Victor Garber known as Ken Taylor
  • Tate Donovan known as Bob Anders
  • Clea DuVall known as Cora Lijek
  • Scoot McNairy known as Joe Stafford
  • Rory Cochrane known as Lee Schatz
  • Christopher Denham known as Mark Lijek
  • Kerry Bishé known as Kathy Stafford
  • Kyle Chandler known as Hamilton Jordan
  • Chris Messina known as Malinov
  • Zeljko Ivanek known as Robert Pender
  • Titus Welliver known as Bates
  • Keith Szarabajka known as Adam Engell
  • Bob Gunton known as Cyrus Vance
  • Richard Kind known as Max Klein
  • Richard Dillane known as OSS Officer Nicholls
  • Omid Abtahi known as Reza Borhani
  • Page Leong known as Pat Taylor
  • Farshad Farahat known as Azizi Checkpoint #3
  • Sheila Vand known as Sahar
  • Ryan Ahern known as Sgt. Sickmann
  • Bill Tangradi known as Alan B. Golacinski
  • Jamie McShane known as William J. Daugherty
  • Matthew Glave known as Col. Charles W. Scott
  • Roberto Garcia known as Sgt. William Gallegos
  • Christopher Stanley known as Thomas L. Ahern, Jr.
  • Jon Woodward Kirby known as Fred Kupke
  • Alborz Basiratmand known as Student with Poster
  • Ruty Rutenberg known as Marine #1
  • Michael Woolston known as Marine #2
  • Sharareh Sedghi known as Lady with Radio
  • Bobby Zegar known as Tear Gas Student
  • Victor McCay known as Malick
  • Matt Nolan known as Peter Genco
  • J.R. Cacia known as Brice
  • Bill Kalmenson known as Hal Saunders
  • Rob Brownstein known as Landon Butler
  • David Sullivan known as Jon Titterton
  • Jean Carol known as Jordan's Secretary
  • Michael Cassidy known as Jordan's Analyst
  • John Boyd known as Lamont
  • Yuri Sardarov known as Rossi (as Yuriy Sardarov)
  • Nikka Far known as Tehran Mary
  • Aidan Sussman known as Ian Mendez
  • Barry Livingston known as David Marmor
  • Ali Saam known as Ali Khalkhali
  • Araz Vahid Ebrahim Nia known as Moradi
  • Scott Anthony Leet known as The Minotaur
  • Ashley Wood known as Space Lab Nurse
  • Rob Tepper known as Film Director
  • Ray Porter known as First A.D.
  • Stephen J. Lattanzi known as PA
  • Danielle Barbosa known as Lester's Housekeeper
  • Michael Parks known as Jack Kirby
  • Eric Scott Cooper known as Publicist
  • Adrienne Barbeau known as Nina / Serksi the Gallactic Witch
  • Tom Lenk known as Variety Reporter
  • Nelson Franklin known as LA Times Reporter
  • Kelly Curran known as Princess Aleppa
  • Mark Rhino Smith known as Evil Villain (as Rhino)
  • Scott Elrod known as Achilles Crux
  • Bill Blair known as Humanoid Robot
  • Daston Kalili known as Green Jacket
  • Joseph S. Griffo known as Nestor the Android
  • Andrew Varenhorst known as Blue Monster
  • Amitis Frances Ariano known as Persian Dancer
  • Shaun Daley known as Chancery Hostage
  • Taies Farzan known as Middle Class Iranian Woman
  • Rafi Pitts known as Middle Class Iranian Man
  • Allegra Carpenter known as British Airways Flight Attendant
  • Bobby Naderi known as Airport Husband
  • Ray Haratian known as Immigration Officer
  • Mehrdad Sarlak known as Immigration Officer
  • Soheil Tasbihchi known as Immigration Officer
  • Hovik Gharibian known as Immigration Officer
  • Dorianne Pahlavan known as Airport Hysterical Wife
  • Hooshang Tooze known as Deputy Minister of Islamic Guidance
  • Peter Henry Schroeder known as Producer
  • Ali Farkhonde known as Tehran Car Rental Man
  • Sahm McGlynn known as Bearded Fundamentalist in Bazaar
  • Muhammed Cangören known as Bazaar Shopkeeper
  • Asghar Allah Veirdi Zadeh known as Bazaar Angry Man
  • Leyla Beysulen known as Angry Woman
  • Lindsey Ginter known as Hedley Donovan
  • Tim Quill known as Alan Sosa
  • Larry Sullivan known as Engell's Secretary
  • Danilo Di Julio known as Sgt. Gauthier
  • Fanshen Cox known as White House Operator
  • Tehmina Sunny known as Swissair Ticketing Agent
  • Amir K known as Passport Official
  • Baris Deli known as Carpet Factory Komiteh
  • Cas Anvar known as Revolutionary Guard
  • Bahram Khosraviani known as Revolutionary Guard
  • Sam Sheikholeslami known as Revolutionary Guard
  • Saba Sarem known as Revolutionary Guard
  • Puya Abbassi known as Revolutionary Guard
  • Reza Mir known as Komiteh Reza
  • Jozef Fahey known as Lock Up PA
  • Annie Little known as Swissair Gate Agent
  • Fahim Fazli known as Komiteh Subordinate
  • Brandon Tabassi known as Young Komiteh at Airport
  • John Hans Tester known as Swissair Pilot (as Hans Tester)
  • Alex Schemmer known as Swissair Co-Pilot
  • Yan Feldman known as Air Traffic Controller
  • Nancy Stelle known as Swissair Flight Attendant
  • Maz Siam known as Iraqi Border Guard
  • Ken Edling known as Assistant Secretary of State
  • Deborah Deimel Bean known as State Department Official
  • Michael Chieffo known as CIA Archives Officer
  • Taylor Schilling known as Christine Mendez
  • Koby Azarly known as Iranian Airport Police
  • David Bittick known as Marine #3
  • Michael Kunselman known as Marine #4
  • Karina Logue known as Elizabeth Ann Swift
  • Amir Malaklou known as Brother Ali
  • Martin Andris known as Lab Sound Man (uncredited)
  • Gabriel Aslan known as Ian's Friend (uncredited)
  • Nima Azizi known as Mahmoud (uncredited)
  • Danielle Beckwith known as Greek Goddess (uncredited)
  • Sahar Bibiyan known as Voice (uncredited)
  • Michael Blumenstock known as CIA Officer (uncredited)
  • Phillip Borghee known as Iranian Protestor (uncredited)
  • Ramon Calzada known as Muslim Cleric (uncredited)
  • Rita Cannon known as Protester (uncredited)
  • Jimmy Carter known as Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
  • Momo Casablanca known as Visa Seeker (uncredited)
  • Victoria Charters known as Swissair Gate Rep (uncredited)
  • Jennifer Christopher known as Peg (uncredited)
  • Amaru Cloud known as Iranian Boy (uncredited)
  • David Diaan known as (uncredited)
  • Matt Doherty known as Butler (uncredited)
  • Ehab Elgharabawy known as Iranian Passenger (uncredited)
  • Mohamed Ibrahim Elkest known as Protester (uncredited)
  • Roberto C Escobar known as Komiteh Photographer (uncredited)
  • Kristi Faye known as Airline Stewardess (uncredited)
  • Alison Fiori known as Sci Fi Body Suit Girl (uncredited)
  • Jerald Garner known as CIA Pit Team (uncredited)
  • Clark Gilmer known as Space Nurse (uncredited)
  • Sepideh Haftgoli known as Iranian Stewardess (uncredited)
  • Priyom Haider known as Protestor (uncredited)
  • Fouad Hajji known as Komiteh (uncredited)
  • Lucas N. Hall known as Protestor (uncredited)
  • Philip Baker Hall known as (uncredited)
  • Matt Harding known as Driver (uncredited)
  • Kevin Hawley known as Canadian Chancellor (uncredited)
  • Daniel Hayek known as Head Table Revolutionary #6 (uncredited)
  • Macon Hill known as Swiss Air Passenger (uncredited)
  • Jasmin Jandreau known as Swiss Air Passenger (uncredited)
  • Eli Jane known as Swiss Airline Stewardess (uncredited)
  • Richard Allan Jones known as Smokehouse Patron (uncredited)
  • Rocky Kanaka known as Assistant (uncredited)
  • Jason Kapraun known as Argo Staff (uncredited)
  • David Dustin Kenyon known as Argo Staff (uncredited)
  • Siamak Keyvani known as Swissair Passenger (uncredited)
  • Michael Klemp known as State Department Member (uncredited)
  • Elena Kolpachikova known as Goddess (uncredited)
  • Michelangelo Kowalski known as Lab Tech (uncredited)
  • Veronika Kurshinskaya known as Air France Stewardess (uncredited)
  • Mihaela Lacramioara known as Refugee (uncredited)
  • Diamond Nicole Landeen known as Little Girl in Bar (uncredited)
  • Michael Laren known as Argo Graphic Designer (uncredited)
  • Michael Lovern known as Embassy Senior Staff Member (uncredited)
  • Chanelle Lyn known as Iranian Protestor (uncredited)
  • Seli Marset known as Pakistani Stewardess (uncredited)
  • Collin McShane known as Marine (uncredited)
  • Matt McVay known as Hollywood Actor (uncredited)
  • Roman Mitichyan known as Iranian Comiteh in Truck (uncredited)
  • Derek Mobraaten known as Protester (uncredited)
  • Anthony Narvaez known as Head Table Revolutionary #7 (uncredited)
  • Armin Nasseri known as Reporter (uncredited)
  • Asal Nazerpour known as India Air Flight Attendant (uncredited)
  • Marsad Nikui known as Chilled Passenger (uncredited)
  • Randy Oglesby known as Pat Horan (uncredited)
  • Francisco Ovalle known as Protestant #1 (uncredited)
  • Salomon Passariello known as Komiteh (uncredited)
  • Josh Pellerin known as Iranian Protester (uncredited)
  • Erin Pickett known as Liz Taylor Look-alike (uncredited)
  • Sandra Plazinic known as Space Girl (uncredited)
  • Tyson Power known as Canadian Embassy Staffer #2 (uncredited)
  • Rita Qatami known as Iranian Visa Seeker (uncredited)
  • Erick Ramirez known as Space Armor Pants Guy (uncredited)
  • Gerry Rand known as White House Staff (uncredited)
  • Sean Patrick Reilly known as Slone (uncredited)
  • Ayanery Reyes known as Swissair Iranian Passenger (uncredited)
  • Korrina Rico known as Hollywood Starlet (uncredited)
  • Vincent Rivera known as Cameraman (uncredited)
  • Abe Rogland known as CIA Senior Agent (uncredited)
  • Brendan Rooney known as Marine Cpl. (uncredited)
  • Mitchell Salberg known as Photographer (uncredited)
  • Nick Santoro known as Hostage (uncredited)
  • Christina Sardinas known as Protester (uncredited)
  • James Shanklin known as Mike Touzani (uncredited)
  • Brandon Slagle known as Canadian Embassy Staffer #1 (uncredited)
  • Dawn Sobolewski known as The Female Space Trooper (uncredited)
  • Sally Spaide known as Flight Attendant (uncredited)
  • Ania Spiering known as Goddess (uncredited)
  • Michael Stailey known as Chancery Staff (uncredited)
  • Stephen Szibler known as CIA Agent (uncredited)
  • Kaveh Taherian known as Head Table Revolutionary #2 (uncredited)
  • Teemaree known as India Air Flight Attendant (uncredited)
  • John H. Tobin known as CIA Agent (uncredited)
  • Fred Toma known as Bus Driver (uncredited)
  • Jack Topalian known as Iran Airline Staff (uncredited)
  • Sunny Vachher known as Iranian Protester (uncredited)
  • Desary Vailencour known as State Secretary (uncredited)
  • Ron Vitalia known as CIA Pit Team (uncredited)
  • Mike Wallace known as Himself (uncredited)
  • Jeremy Gram Weaver known as Chancery Hostage (uncredited)
  • Don Whatley known as CIA Staff (uncredited)
  • Rana Yamak known as Iranian Kid (uncredited)
  • Yasmeen Yamak known as Iranian Kid (uncredited)
  • Omid Zader known as Komiteh (uncredited)
  • Rafael Zubizarreta known as Protestor (uncredited)

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Supporting Department

Makeup Department:

  • Donna J. Anderson known as hair stylist
  • Aurora Bergere known as special makeup effects artist
  • Kate Biscoe known as makeup department head
  • George Black known as assistant makeup artist
  • Belinda Bryant known as makeup artist
  • Amanda Carroll known as makeup artist
  • Erdinc Celik known as hair stylist: Istanbul
  • Ilknur Elbek known as makeup artist: Istanbul
  • Sahin Gul known as hair stylist: Istanbul
  • Cynthia Hernandez known as makeup artist
  • Jamie Kelman known as prosthetic makeup artist
  • Jamie Kelman known as prosthetics designer
  • Ebru Kizilta known as makeup & hair supervisor: Istanbul
  • Joe Matke known as hair stylist
  • Cheryl Ann Nick known as makeup artist
  • Rhonda O'Neal known as hair stylist
  • Deborah Rutherford known as makeup artist
  • Don Rutherford known as makeup artist
  • Judy Staats known as makeup artist
  • Kelvin R. Trahan known as hair department head
  • Gigi Williams known as assistant makeup department head
  • Robert Wilson known as hair stylist
  • Carol S. Federman known as assistant makeup artist (uncredited)

Art Department:

  • Michael Keith Aleshire-Rezendez known as set dresser
  • Richard Alonso known as computer graphics artist
  • Furkan Altay known as set team: Istanbul
  • Aykut Ayaztuna known as scenic artist: Istanbul
  • Adem Aydin known as props: Istanbul
  • Dilek Aydin known as set decorator: Istanbul
  • Nail Aydin known as property master
  • Nicole Balzarini known as set decoration coordinator
  • Murat Bas known as props: Istanbul
  • Murat Basimoglu known as calligraphy artist
  • Heidi Baumgarten known as key buyer
  • Serdar Bayrak known as props: Istanbul
  • Orkun Bektas known as props: Istanbul
  • Andrew Campbell known as graphic designer
  • Nazli Celebi known as assistant construction manager
  • Tevfik Celebi known as props: Istanbul
  • Eunha Choi known as desigtner: main and end title, Prologue Films
  • Doug Crawford known as propmaker
  • Andres Cubillan known as assistant art director: additional photography
  • Murat Dagdir known as props: Istanbul
  • Max Daly known as art department researcher
  • Louise Del Araujo known as lead
  • Benjamin Dell known as art department researcher
  • Omer Demir known as props: Istanbul
  • Murat Demirtas known as scenic artist: Istanbul
  • Doug Devine known as set dresser
  • Bahadir Elverdi known as props: Istanbul
  • Ayberk Dorukhan Erdogdu known as picture car coordinator: Turkey
  • Tunc Erguden known as construction manager: Turkey
  • Francesco Ferrara known as painter
  • Giovanni Ferrara known as painter
  • Chela Fiorini known as swing gang
  • Eva Firshein known as buyer
  • Justin Freibrun known as set dresser
  • Erim Gayretli known as prop buyer: Istanbul
  • Ilker Erkan Genc known as sign writer: Istanbul
  • Bryan Gettman known as gang boss: set
  • Allison Gross known as assistant property master
  • Enver Gumus known as props: Istanbul
  • Selin Gungor known as assistant set dresser
  • Deniz Göktürk known as art director: Turkey
  • Pinar Göktürk known as assistant set decorator: Istanbul
  • Ugur Hacan known as props: Istanbul
  • Alex Hill known as storyboard artist (as Alex Hillkurtz)
  • Eric Hunsaker known as greens: Washington DC
  • Ayse Ilkorur known as art department accountant
  • Daniel R. Jennings known as set designer
  • Erkan Karahan known as scenic artist: Istanbul
  • Taner Karakulak known as props: Istanbul
  • Guliz Kaymaksüt known as assistant art director: Istanbul
  • Mehmet Kehri known as calligraphy artist
  • Emre Kilicoglu known as props: Istanbul
  • Ulas Korkmaz known as calligraphy artist
  • Ali Kursun known as props: Istanbul
  • Melike Kurt known as assistant set decorator: Istanbul
  • Mark Kwiatkowski known as set dresser: Detroit
  • Thierry Labbe known as leadman: additional photography
  • Richard Lepore known as greensman
  • Sophia Male known as set decoration production assistant
  • Bryan McBrien known as greens foreman
  • Brett McKenzie known as art department coordinator
  • Jeffrey McMahon known as general foreman construction
  • Gordon McVay known as set dresser
  • Barbara Mesney known as set designer
  • Sinem Mihcioglu known as scenic artist: Istanbul
  • Rick Newsome known as storyboard artist
  • Harun Odabas known as set team: Istanbul
  • Sezgin Oltulu known as props: Istanbul
  • Celal Parlak known as plasterer foreman: Istanbul
  • Cynthia C. Rebman known as on-set dresser
  • Andrea Rennard known as art department assistant
  • Mehdi Sabouni known as graphic designer
  • John H. Samson known as construction coordinator
  • Gulriz Sansoy known as art department coordinator
  • Özlem Sarayoglu known as assistant set decorator: Istanbul
  • Dicle Sarman known as assistant art director: Istanbul
  • Emre Selcik known as props: Istanbul
  • Erkan Somer known as props: Istanbul
  • R. Lucas Stewart known as propmaker foreman
  • Engin Temur known as assistant set decorator: Istanbul
  • Tommy Tomlinson known as assistant property master
  • Tina Tottis known as buyer: Detroit
  • Suat Ustabas known as set team: Istanbul
  • Gary Warshaw known as assistant art director
  • Michael A. Watt known as set dresser: Detroit
  • Tamer Yigit known as props: Istanbul
  • Ziya Yildirim known as construction foreman: Istanbul

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Company

Production Companies:

  • Warner Bros. Pictures (presents)
  • GK Films (in association with)
  • Smoke House (as SmokeHouse Pictures)

Other Companies:

  • Allan Padelford Camera Cars  camera equipment provided by (Escalade w/Edge Crane)
  • AZ Celtic Films  production services Turkey
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  camera cranes
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  camera dollies
  • Clairmont Camera  camera equipment provided by (Hollywood, CA)
  • Codex Digital  digital recording equipment
  • Concept Arts Studios  poster design (uncredited)
  • Direct Tools & Fasteners  expendables
  • EFilm  digital intermediate
  • Illumination Dynamics  lighting
  • Motion Picture Merchandise (MPM)  crew gift -Turkey
  • Movie Movers  cast trailers
  • Movie Movers  office trailer
  • Red Rhino Trailers  hair and make-up trailers
  • Reel Security  production security
  • Scenechronize  production management software
  • Vantage Film  HAWK anamorphic lenses provided by
  • WaterTower Music  soundtrack

Distributors:

  • Columbia TriStar Warner Filmes de Portugal (2012) (Portugal) (theatrical)
  • InterCom (2012) (Hungary) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. Entertainment (2012) (Canada) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. Pictures (2012) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. (2012) (Argentina) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. (2012) (Germany) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. (2012) (France) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. (2012) (Japan) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. (2012) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. (2012) (Singapore) (theatrical)
  • Warner Home Video (2013) (Japan) (DVD)
  • Warner Home Video (2013) (USA) (DVD)

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Other Stuff

Special Effects:

  • Christov Effects and Design
  • Method Studios
  • Pixel Playground
  • Shade VFX (visual effects)

Visual Effects by:

  • Ryan Andersen known as visual effects editorial coordinator: Shade vfx
  • Brett Angelillis known as visual effects artist
  • Ethan Ayer known as matte painter
  • Krista Benson known as digital compositor
  • Sandro Blattner known as digital compositor
  • Jason Bond known as visual effects artist
  • Jamie Bowers known as texture artist: Method Studios LA
  • Peter Bowmar known as head of 3d and technology: Method Studios Vancouver
  • Jeremy Burns known as in-house compositing supervisor
  • Korey J. Cauchon known as visual effects producer: Method Studios
  • Bernard O. Ceguerra known as lighter/look developer: Method Studios
  • Jon Chesson known as compositor: Method Studios
  • Patrick Clancey known as digital opticals
  • Chad E. Collier known as data technician: Method Studios
  • Janice Barlow Collier known as technical administrator: Method Studios
  • Dustin Colson known as lighter: Method Studios
  • Michelle Cornwall known as data i/o render wrangler: Method Studios Vancouver
  • Erin M. Cullen known as roto artist: Furious FX
  • Alejandro De La Garza known as visual effects artist: Method Studios
  • Brian Delmonico known as compositor: Method Studios
  • Ivy Depies known as digital compositor: Method Studios
  • Matt Dessero known as visual effects supervisor
  • Daniel Erickson known as camera matchmove artist
  • Michael Sean Foley known as cg supervisor
  • Bill Gilman known as digital artist: Prologue
  • Alex Gitler known as compositing supervisor
  • Bryan Godwin known as visual effects supervisor: Shade VFX
  • Pam Gonzales known as paint artist
  • Lauren Guerard known as visual effects coordinator: Method Studios
  • Rachel Faith Hanson known as visual effects coordinator
  • Michael S. Harbour known as lead compositor
  • Lubo Hristov known as visual effects supervisor: Christov Effects
  • Neviana Hristov known as visual effects producer: Christov Effects
  • Travis Wade Ivy known as compositor
  • Mike James known as digital matte painter
  • Harimander Singh Khalsa known as compositing supervisor: Shade VFX
  • James Kirk known as visual effects artist: Method Studios
  • Nha Hoan Le known as digital tracking/matchmove artist
  • Alexander Lee known as visual effects artist: Method Studios
  • Cory Lee known as compositor: Pixel Playground, Inc.
  • Don Lee known as visual effects supervisor: Pixel Playground
  • Kim Lee known as visual effects producer: Pixel Playground
  • David Lingenfelser known as executive visual effects supervisor: Furious Fx
  • Philippe Majdalani known as digital intermediate assistant producer
  • Gregory L. McMurry known as additional visual effects supervisor (as Greg McMurry)
  • Kama Moiha known as compositor: Method Studios
  • Shawn Monaghan known as digital compositor
  • Andy Mower known as compositor: Method Studios
  • Ross Newton known as cg supervisor: Pixel Playground
  • Leon Nowlin known as compositor
  • Brian Nugent known as compositor
  • Adam Wong Perez known as paint and roto artist
  • Chi Pham known as visual effects systems administrator
  • Brett Reyenger known as compositor: method studios
  • John Riddle known as technical director: Shade VFX
  • James Rogers known as visual effects: Method Studios [Sydney]
  • Diganta Saha known as systems administrator: Prologue
  • Frida Sahono known as texture artist: Method Studios
  • Marc-Andre Samson known as lead matte painter
  • Nabil Schiantarelli known as digital compositor
  • Den Serras known as roto/paint supervisor: Deluxe
  • Thomas J. Smith known as visual effects supervisor
  • Doug Spilatro known as visual effects artist
  • John Stewart known as senior compositor: Method Studios
  • Shane Strickman known as senior visual effects coordinator: Shade VFX
  • Donald Strubler Jr. known as compositor
  • Jonathan Taranto known as digital matte painter
  • Michele C. Vallillo known as visual effects producer: Method Studios
  • Henry van der Beek known as technical director
  • David Van Dyke known as visual effects executive producer: Shade VFX
  • Mark Van Ee known as visual effects coordinator
  • Aaron Vest known as visual effects artist
  • Matt Wilson known as digital compositor
  • David B. Wolgemuth II known as digital compositor
  • Mike Woodhead known as data wrangler
  • Jose Yapor known as visual effects artist
  • Erubeth Avila known as visual effects (uncredited)
  • Ian Holland known as flame artist: Method Studios (uncredited)
  • Raechel Kasprzak known as digital production manager (uncredited)
  • Renato M. Ruiz known as digital compositor (uncredited)
  • Ryan Urban known as compositor: Method Studios (uncredited)

Release Date:

  • USA 31 August 2012 (Telluride Film Festival)
  • Canada 7 September 2012 (Toronto International Film Festival)
  • Spain 22 September 2012 (Donostia-San Sebastián International Film Festival)
  • Switzerland 24 September 2012 (Zurich Film Festival)
  • Brazil 26 September 2012 (Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival)
  • Finland 29 September 2012 (Helsinki International Film Festival)
  • USA 5 October 2012 (Mill Valley Film Festival)
  • USA 6 October 2012 (Hamptons International Film Festival)
  • Thailand 11 October 2012
  • Canada 12 October 2012
  • USA 12 October 2012
  • Argentina 16 October 2012 (Buenos Aires) (premiere)
  • Philippines 17 October 2012
  • UK 17 October 2012 (London Film Festival) (premiere)
  • Argentina 18 October 2012
  • Chile 18 October 2012
  • Bulgaria 19 October 2012
  • Colombia 19 October 2012
  • India 19 October 2012
  • Taiwan 19 October 2012
  • Serbia 22 October 2012 (Belgrade)
  • Netherlands 23 October 2012 (Leiden International Film Festival)
  • Australia 25 October 2012
  • New Zealand 25 October 2012
  • Japan 26 October 2012
  • Spain 26 October 2012
  • UK 1 November 2012 (Leeds International Film Festival)
  • Finland 2 November 2012
  • Belgium 7 November 2012
  • France 7 November 2012
  • Ireland 7 November 2012
  • Switzerland 7 November 2012 (French speaking region)
  • UK 7 November 2012
  • Denmark 8 November 2012
  • Germany 8 November 2012
  • Italy 8 November 2012
  • Netherlands 8 November 2012
  • Portugal 8 November 2012
  • Russia 8 November 2012
  • Switzerland 8 November 2012 (German speaking region)
  • Switzerland 8 November 2012 (Italian speaking region)
  • Brazil 9 November 2012
  • Estonia 9 November 2012
  • Iceland 9 November 2012
  • Mexico 9 November 2012
  • Slovenia 11 November 2012 (Ljubljana International Film Festival)
  • Singapore 13 November 2012
  • Hong Kong 15 November 2012
  • Slovenia 15 November 2012
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina 22 November 2012
  • Hungary 22 November 2012
  • Norway 23 November 2012
  • Sweden 23 November 2012
  • Poland 30 November 2012
  • Turkey 30 November 2012
  • Paraguay 28 December 2012
  • Greece 10 January 2013

MPAA: Rated R for language and some violent images

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Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database

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