Hostages (HBO)
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Hostages (HBO): 

The 1979 Iranian hostage crisis is explored in bold new detail in this docuseries featuring never-before-seen footage and new interviews.

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Part One: The Peacock Throne
1. Part One: The Peacock Throne

In the 1970s, the rise of the Ayatollah Khomeini and the explosion of the Irania...

Part Two: Den of Spies
2. Part Two: Den of Spies

1979. With Iran now under Khomeini’s rule, a 48-hour sit-in at the American emba...

Part Three: The Sand Storm
3. Part Three: The Sand Storm

As pressure mounts to resolve the crisis, the Carter administration launches an ...

Part Four: The Transaction
4. Part Four: The Transaction

A year into the siege, the entrenched stalemate in Iran looms over the 1980 pres...

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Hostages (HBO)


documentary, original


1 Seasons Available (4 Episodes)

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About This Series

On November 4, 1979, Iranian student activists stormed the U.S. embassy in Tehran, taking hostage more than 60 Americans. It would last 444 days. This riveting documentary looks back at this unforgettable international event with never-before-seen footage and revelatory new interviews with both American hostages and their Iranian captors.

Cast and Crew

Starring: Al Golacinski, Kathryn Koob, Paul Lewis, John Limbert, Michael Metrinko, Victor Tomseth, Ebrahim Asgharzadeh, Massoumeh Ebtekar, Gary Sick, Chris Matthews, Mansour Farhang, Mohsen Sazegara, Lesley Stahl, Robert Armao, Abolhassan Bani-Sadr

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