Desert One

Desert One

Barbara Kopple (2019)

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Summary

Premiere. The inside story of the 1979-81 Iran hostage crisis, which saw 52 Americans held captive by self-described student revolutionaries inside the US Embassy in Tehran. President Jimmy Carter authorised a secret mission to free them via helicopter. Ultimately, the mission was aborted due to unoperational helicopters, with eight servicemen dead and several others severely wounded. Those detained would eventually be released after 444 days.

Cast & Crew

Director Barbara Kopple

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