Iran: Days of Crisis Poster

Release Date: 1991

Not Yet Rated|3 hr 4 min

Plot Summary
This movie depicts the real-life events of the 1979 Iranian hostage situation, which was instigated by a revolution within the country. When a group of Islamic militants take over the United States embassy in Tehran, more than 50 American citizens are held for over a year, leading to a lengthy diplomatic crisis with Iran. The film portrays how both President Jimmy Carter (George Grizzard) and the shah of Iran (Daniel Gélin) deal with the tense ongoing situation.

Cast: Arliss Howard, Jeff Fahey, Alice Krige, Tony Goldwyn, Daniel Gélin, George Grizzard, Ronald Guttman, Valérie Kaprisky

Director: Kevin Connor

Genres: Docudrama

Keywords: 1970s, Tense, 1980s, Pursuit, Emotional, Rescue, Rivalry