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Our Man in Tehran (2015)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $5,573Details
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In this new documentary, the story of the "Canadian Caper" is told by the man who knows it best: Ken Taylor, Canada's former ambassador to Iran, who hid the six Americans in his official residence and obtained the counterfeit documents that allowed them to make their dramatic escape from Tehran. Based on Robert Wright's book, the film uncovers new information and adds valuable context, including an historical overview of Iran, interviews with the rescued Americans, former Prime Minister Joe Clark, ex-CIA officer Tony Mendez, and many others.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 14,801-14,900) 14,860 $5,573
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 20,601-20,700) 20,671 $5,573
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 7,001-7,100) 7,073 $5,573

See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records.

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: May 15th, 2015 (Limited) by First Run Features
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 85 minutes
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Keywords: Iran, 1970s, Hostage, C.I.A., Escape, Political, Fugitive / On the Run, Revolution
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Rhombus Media, Film House
Production Countries: Canada


Ken Taylor    Himself


Dorian Joe Clark    Himself
Tony Mendez    Himself
Bob Anders    Himself
William Daugherty    Himself
Carole Jerome    Herself
Flora MacDonald    Herself

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Production and Technical Credits

Larry Weinstein    Producer
Niv Fichman    Producer
Drew Taylor    Producer
Drew Taylor    Screenwriter
Robin Wright    Screenwriter
Robert Wright    Based on the Book By
Elena Semikina    Executive Producer
Noah Segal    Executive Producer
Vito Ierullo    Executive Producer
Asher Lenz    Composer
Stephen Skratt    Composer
Steve Weslak    Editor
John Minh Tran    Director of Photography

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Limited Releases: Good and Slow

May 15th, 2015

Good Kill

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2015/05/15 82 $1,640   1 $1,640   $1,640 1
2015/05/22 95 $177 -89% 1 $177   $2,378 2
2015/07/31 90 $423   1 $423   $3,623 12

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2015/05/15 88 $2,156   1 $2,156   $2,156 1
2015/05/22 110 $222 -90% 1 $222   $2,378 2
2015/06/26 112 $84   1 $84   $2,462 7
2015/07/17 107 $738   1 $738   $3,200 10
2015/07/31 91 $2,373   3 $791   $5,573 12

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