"The movie was fake. The mission was real."
During the 1979 Iranian Hostage Crisis, when yellow ribbons were tied around trees in the United States: a CIA agent along with a couple of professionals from Hollywood, California came up with a scheme to set free six United States citizens who had found refuge at Canada’s Embassy. The Americans residing there had to remain non-disclosed in order to protect the diplomatist status of Canada. The characters of the hair-brained idea are Tony Mendez of the CIA (played by actor Ben Affleck); Lester Siegel