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Surviving Disaster


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6/7. Iran Hostage Rescue. In November 1979, Iranian militants seized the US embassy in Tehran, taking 66 Americans hostage. President Carter ordered an elite US military force to launch a top-secret rescue, Operation Eagle Claw. This re-creation of the dramatic events splices the action with archive footage of those directly involved. Bernard Hill narrates.
Writer/Director Clara Glynn ; Series producer Greg Lanning


Unknown: Bernard Hill
Director: Clara Glynn
Producer: Greg Lanning
Jimmy Carter: Glenn Conroy
Charlie Beckwith: Rich Meek
Logan Fitch: Mike Valletta
James Vaught: Matthew Marsh
Jim Kyle: William Hope
Cyrus Vance: Tim Ahern
Zbigniew Brzezinski: Gregory Floy
JimScriaefer: Lamar Newmeyer
BJ McGuire: Kyle Sorell
Walter Dehoust: Scott Dillon
John Carney: Bill Cook
Warren Christopher: Richard Alleman
BudMcBroom: Gene Ganssle
Joseph JJ Beyers: Scott Spangler
Nickie Mitchell: Hayley Ozalvo
Les Petty: Michael Tassoni

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