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“This is what I do...”—Tony Mendez.

Hear from the real man behind the true story of Argo, including his comments on an exclusive collection of artifacts, never-been-seen photos, his Red Carpet moments and more!  

The dramatic thriller “ARGO” recounts the true story of the rescue of six U.S. diplomats from Tehran during the 1979 Iran hostage crisis, as accounted by the man who orchestrated the hostages’ escape, Tony Mendez, former CIA technical operations officer and a founding member of the International Spy Museum’s Board of Directors.

The Reel Movie

Before ARGO became a suspenseful Ben Affleck-directed film, it was a story in Wired. But long before that, it was known as the “Canadian Caper.”

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Tony's Moscow Rules

Techniques developed by Tony for operating behind enemy lines during the Cold War. "Dead simple and full of common sense."

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