3 hr. 41 min.
In this fact-based film, two corporate workers from Texas are on a business trip to Tehran when the Iranian Revolution erupts; militants seize the U.S. embassy, taking the two Americans hostage in the process. H. Ross Perot (Richard Crenna), the hostages' boss, tries to peacefully negotiate with the captors, but to no avail. Sensing that he can't get through to the Islamic activists, he employs ex-military officer Col. Arthur E. "Bull" Simons (Burt Lancaster) to bring the Texans back alive.
Director: Andrew V. McLaglen