Art directorCarol Spier Duration CountryUnited States
WriterLionel Chetwynd, Stanley Rubin Release dateMay 17, 1981 Written byLionel Chetwynd, Stanley Rubin Similar moviesRelated Lamont Johnson movies
After a group of six Americans finds a way to escape the overrun embassy in Tehran, Iran, in 1979, they still find themselves in hostile territory. They are aided by Canadian diplomat Ken Taylor (Gordon Pinsent), who manages to hide their whereabouts from the Iranians. As time slowly passes, Taylor and immigration officer John Sheardown (Chris Wiggins) hatch a plan to help the Americans escape, involving fake Canadian passports for the Americans and a cover story about shooting a movie.
Escape from Iran: The Canadian Caper is a 1981 television film about the "Canadian Caper".
A dramatized account of how the staff of the Canadian Embassy helped a group of American diplomats escape from Iran during the Iranian Revolution.