Saw this trailer on Good Morning America yesterday and I got the chills. So did George Snuffleupagus. He said so. Josh Elliot did not, probably because he was too busy thinking about his date with Kelly Bensimon. Wrong Kelly, Josh!
Anyway, Ben Affleck’s new flick deals with the Iranian Hostage Crisis which was resolved in the early 1980s. Apparently, this film focuses on hostages that were able to escape and hide out in the Canadian Embassy. And Ben Affleck has to figure out how to get them out of there before they are discovered. Natch. Whitey Bulger is involved somehow…oh no, that’s not this movie.
Little known fact: when the Iranian hostages were rescued, their first trip back to the States concluded in Highland Falls and West Point, and it’s how Highland Falls became known as “Hometown USA.” There are some great pictures of my parents in all their early-80s puffy jacket glory welcoming the hostages home. I think there are aviator sunglasses and skull caps involved too. I love early-80s Jeanie and Den. I’ll try and dig up those pictures for everyone’s viewing pleasure next time I’m home. In the meantime, we’ll just have to do with Ben, John Goodman, Bryan Cranston and the rest of this extraordinary cast.