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Escape from Iran: The Canadian Caper

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Director  Lamont Johnson
Genres  History, Drama, Thriller
Language  English
6.6/10 IMDb

Art director  Carol Spier
Duration  
Country  United States
Escape from Iran: The Canadian Caper movie poster
Writer  Lionel Chetwynd, Stanley Rubin
Release date  May 17, 1981
Written by  Lionel Chetwynd, Stanley Rubin
Similar movies  Related 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.

Cast

  • Gordon Pinsent as Ambassador Ken Taylor
  • Chris Wiggins as John Sheardown
  • Diana Barrington as Zena Sheardown
  • Robert Joy as Mark Lijek
  • James B. Douglas as Bob Anders
  • References

    Escape from Iran: The Canadian Caper Wikipedia
    Escape from Iran: The Canadian Caper IMDb Escape from Iran: The Canadian Caper themoviedb.org


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