Top 18 Argo Movie Facts

Following is our collection of Argo facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of Argo film message.

In Fargo (1996), Carl says "30 minutes, Jerry we wrap this thing up" when there are exactly 30 minutes of the movie remaining.
In Fargo (1996), Carl says "30 minutes, Jerry we wrap this thing up" when there are exactly 30 minutes of the movie remaining.
In Fargo (1996) Carl, played by Steve Buscemi, says this at exactly 30 minutes left of the movie
In Fargo (1996) Carl, played by Steve Buscemi, says this at exactly 30 minutes left of the movie

Argo Easter Eggs

Hidden objects, characters, easter eggs, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • 1 - Prince was the dead guy laying in the field of snow.
    Prince was the dead guy laying in the field of snow.
  • Peter Stormare's character in Fargo (1996) says he wants pancakes but never gets them. Two years later his character in The Big Lebowski (1998) has a scene in a diner and orders pancakes.

  • In the 1996 film "Fargo," when Jerry gets home his father in law is watching a hockey game. The announcers are joking and say "They're gonna put us in a parking lot next year. That could be dangerous at ice level!"

Argo Hidden Details

1 - Led Zeppelin's 'When the Levee Breaks' plays at one point and they used an actual Zoso album, as well as starting the record on the right track.
Led Zeppelin's 'When the Levee Breaks' plays at one point and they used an actual Zoso album, as well as starting the record on the right track.
1 - Jerry Lundegaards photo doesn't fit in with the rest of the staffs photos.
Jerry Lundegaards photo doesn't fit in with the rest of the staffs photos.
1 - Steve Buscemi's character is repeatedly described by witnesses as "funny looking" to Chief Gunderson, but she never gets the chance to find out for herself. All she ever sees of him is his foot.
Steve Buscemi's character is repeatedly described by witnesses as "funny looking" to Chief Gunderson, but she never gets the chance to find out for herself. All she ever sees of him is his foot.
1 - There is a shot with photos of all of Gustafson Motors' employees. Jerry's picture is framed in a way that makes him look smaller than everybody else in the company.
There is a shot with photos of all of Gustafson Motors' employees. Jerry's picture is framed in a way that makes him look smaller than everybody else in the company.
1 - Norm's Mallard painting earns him the 3-cent stamp. He loses to Hautman, who wins the 29 cent stamp with a Blue-winged Teal. The Hautman Brothers are real and grew up as neighbors to the Coen Brothers. They're famous amongst duck stamp creators and consistently won "Best Duck stamp"
Norm's Mallard painting earns him the 3-cent stamp. He loses to Hautman, who wins the 29 cent stamp with a Blue-winged Teal. The Hautman Brothers are real and grew up as neighbors to the Coen Brothers. They're famous amongst duck stamp creators and consistently won "Best Duck stamp"

Among the emblems on the skeleton warriors' shields in 'Jason and the Argonauts' (1963) are monsters from two earlier Ray Harryhausen films: the Kraken from 'It Came From Beneath The Sea' (1955) and Ymir from '20 Million Miles To Earth' (1957)

1 - The character Carl Showalter buries a $920,000 in a briefcase under the snow near the highway which is then found by Stavros a week later in Fargo(TV series 2014- ). This detail connects the movie created by the Coen brothers to the series created by Noah Hawley!
The character Carl Showalter buries a $920,000 in a briefcase under the snow near the highway which is then found by Stavros a week later in Fargo(TV series 2014- ). This detail connects the movie created by the Coen brothers to the series created by Noah Hawley!
1 - At 1:12:34 in Fargo (1996) you can see the cameraman's reflection in Jerry's window
At 1:12:34 in Fargo (1996) you can see the cameraman's reflection in Jerry's window

The Coen Bros. Cheekily listed Minneapolis Native, Prince, in the credits

1 - The dealer window sticker residue is still visible on the inside window of the Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera in Fargo (1996)
The dealer window sticker residue is still visible on the inside window of the Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera in Fargo (1996)
1 - Steve Buscemi character says "30 minutes, we wrap this up" when film's running time left is exactly 30:00 minutes
Steve Buscemi character says "30 minutes, we wrap this up" when film's running time left is exactly 30:00 minutes

William H Macy has to scrape the windshield of his car before leaving, something folks in cold climates have to do all the time but rarely given consideration in films.

Argo poster
Argo poster

Argo Plot

Acting under the cover of a Hollywood producer scouting a location for a science fiction film, a CIA agent launches a dangerous operation to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1979.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of Argo. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.

Genre Biography, Drama, Thriller
Director Ben Affleck
Stars Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin, John Goodman
IMDB score 7.7