This is the story of a CIA operation that impersonated a Hollywood production studio in order to smuggle several American trapped in Iran out of the country before they could be discovered and executed as spies. It is a dramatic story, all the more exciting due to its relatively recent declassification. I did, however, know the story before hand by watching the documentary on basic cable, which, much like the story of Captain Philips, I felt did just as good a job as the film version. Watch both the movie and the documentary and learn a few things about the early days of revolutionary Iran.