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Format:
Title:
Charlie Wilson's war
Uniform Title:
Charlie Wilson's war (Motion picture)
Edition:
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?
Contents:
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.
Summary:
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.
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Produced by Tom Hanks, written by Aaron Sorkin, and directed by Mike Nichols, this adaptation of George Crile III's incendiary bestseller tells the remarkable story of the Texas congressman whose efforts to prevent the Red Army from overtaking Afghanistan eventually led to the collapse of the Soviet Union while simultaneously fueling the rise of radical Islam. In the early 1980s, a hastily assembled army of Afghan "freedom fighters" achieved the remarkable feat of fending off Soviet invaders despite the fact that the odds were overwhelmingly stacked against them. At the time, Texas congressman Charlie Wilson (Hanks) was a key member of the hugely powerful House Appropriations Committee. Illuminated to the specifics of this remarkable war by a high-profile Houston socialite, Wilson spearheaded an effort to provide hundreds of millions of dollars in weapons and training to the Mujahideen with more than a little help from brilliant but prickly CIA operative Gust Avrokotos. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi