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In this file photo, director and producer Ben Affleck accepts the award for best picture for "Argo" during the Oscars. “Argo” mentions New Zealand just once in passing, but the four-word reference is rankling Kiwis five months after the Oscar-winning film was released in the South Pacific nation. Even Parliament stated that director Ben Affleck “saw fit to mislead the world about what actually happened.” (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)Copyright 2013, The Associated Press

Passing reference in 'Argo' rankles New Zealand

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WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Thirteen minutes into the Oscar-winning movie "Argo," CIA agent Tony Mendez asks supervisor Jack O'Donnell what happened to a group of Americans when the U.S. Embassy was stormed in Tehran.


"The six of them went out a back exit," O'Donnell tells Mendez, played by Ben Affleck. "Brits turned them away. Kiwis turned them away. Canadians took them in."

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