Argo script
Argo (2012)
Synopsis: On Nov. 4, 1979, militants storm the U.S. embassy in Tehran, Iran, taking 66 American hostages. Amid the chaos, six Americans manage to slip away and find refuge with the Canadian ambassador. Knowing that it's just a matter of time before the refugees are found and likely executed, the U.S. government calls on extractor Tony Mendez (Ben Affleck) to rescue them. Mendez's plan is to pose as a Hollywood producer scouting locations in Iran and train the refugees to act as his "film" crew.

AL GOLACINSKI:

Marines to Number One -- FALL

BACK --

12 EXT. CHANCERY - MORNING 12

PROTESTORS come running, turning the corner to reach the

building. They use bats and crowbars to smash the

windows of the building.

13 INT. CONSULATE OFFICE - MORNING 13

BOB ANDERS:

(on the phone)

Can we get some fucking police

please?

14 INT. MARINE POST ONE - MORNING 14

One by one, the security monitors are going black -- or

smashed. The Marines stare.

15 EXT. TALEGHANI AVE. - MORNING 15

An IRANIAN POLICE CAPTAIN smokes a cigarette, watching

the mayhem, impassive.

16 INT. MARINE POST ONE - MORNING 16

MARINES are putting on armor, gas masks, riot gear. AL

GOLACINSKI goes down the line reminding them of protocol.

AL GOLACINSKI:

Don.’t shoot. You don.’t want to be *

the sonofabitch who started a war -

-

CUT TO:
*

AL GOLACINSKI *

They need an hour to burn the

classified -- Hold.

(beat, stern)

You shoot one person, they.’ll kill

every one of us in here.

17 EXT. CONSULATE - MORNING 17

PROTESTORS, now on the embassy grounds, carry banners.

ARGO - Final 4.

11 CONTINUED:
11

(CONTINUED)

PROTESTORS:

La ilaha ilallah --

A WOMAN IN A CHADOR uses her own radio.

Some of them ring around the building, holding hands and

chanting. Some carry AUTOMATIC WEAPONS openly.

18 INT. MARINE POST ONE - MORNING 18

AL GOLACINSKI:

(into walkie)

Tear gas as last resort ONLY -- I

repeat, only if your life is under

threat!

19 INT. HALLWAY - MORNING 19

Gallegos and Sickmann hear Golacinski.’s admonition, but

PUMP TEAR GAS out a window onto protestors below despite

it. One cannister after another.

20 INT. CONSULATE OFFICE - MORNING 20 *

Now the five in the consulate are joined by LEE SCHATZ, *

32, an agricultural attache. *

JOE STAFFORD:

-- We.’re not going out in this --

MARK LIJEK:

(interrupting)

We are in the only building with

an exit direct to the street. We

need to GO --

The SOUNDS OF MARINES barking at one another over the

radio.

21 OMITTED 21

22 INT. HALLWAY - MORNING 22

They look out a small WINDOW to see a MOB outside.

AL GOLACINSKI:

I.’m going outside.

ARGO - Final 5.

17 CONTINUED:
17

(CONTINUED)

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Chris Terrio

Chris Terrio is an American screenwriter and film director. He is best known for writing the screenplay for the 2012 film Argo, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. more…

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