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Charlie Wilson's war
Video disc
Charlie Wilson's war
Uniform Title:
Charlie Wilson's war (Motion picture)
Widescreen [ed.].
Publication Information:
Universal City, Calif. : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2008]
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (102 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Based on the book by George Crile.

Originally produced in 2007.

Bonus features: "Making of" featurette ; Who is Charlie Wilson?
Special features: Anamorphic widescreen -- "The making of Charlie Wilson's War" (An inside look at the making of the film featuring interviews with Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts.) -- "Who is Charlie Wilson?" (A profile of the real Charlie Wilson, featuring interviews with Charlie Wilson, Joanne Herring, Tom Hanks, Aaron Sorkin and Mike Nichols.) -- Language: English Dolby digital 5.1 ; Spanish Dolby digital 5.1 ; French Dolby digital 5.1 -- Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish, French.
In the early 1980s, Charlie Wilson was best known as a womanizing US congressional representative from Texas. He seemed to be in the minor leagues, except for the fact that he was a member of two major foreign policy and covert-ops committees. However, once Charlie is prodded by his major conservative supporter, Joanne Herring, Wilson learns about the plight of the people who are suffering from the effects of the brutal Soviet occupation of Afghanistan. With the help of a maverick CIA agent, Gust Avrakotos, Wilson dedicates his canny political efforts to supply the Afghan mujahideen with the weapons and support needed to defeat the Soviet Union. Ultimately, Charlie learns that while military victory can be obtained, there are other consequences and prices to that fight that are ignored to everyone's sorrow. Based on a true story.
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: R; for strong language, nudity, sexual content and drug use.