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The movie dramatically underplayed the role of that Canadians, compared to the documentary Our Man in Tehran. Does the book do the same? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LyR2N67Sq0

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Jennifer I remember this being in the news. The majority of the credit, at the time, was given to the Canadians. Everyone involved risked a lot but this version of the events is different than what was reported at the time.
James I think the book was very fair about the role of the Canadians. The risk was being too critical of the feckless Carter administration.
PSXtreme The Canadians were more or less relegated to the designation of babysitter. Their other major contribution was allowing their passports and documentation be "used" by the "film crew."
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