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Charlie Wilson's War

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Charlie Wilson was a bachelor congressman from Texas who had a habit of showing up in hot tubs with strippers and cocaine. His "Good Time Charlie" exterior, however, masked an extraordinary mind, a deep sense of patriotism and a passion for the underdog, and in the early 1980s the underdog was Afghanistan-which had just been brutally...

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Starring

Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, Mayte Garcia

Production Details

  • MPAA Rating:
    (R), for strong language, nudity, sexual/content and some drug use
  • Run Time:
    1 hr. 37 min.
  • Format(s):
    2D

Synopsis

Charlie Wilson was a bachelor congressman from Texas who had a habit of showing up in hot tubs with strippers and cocaine. His "Good Time Charlie" exterior, however, masked an extraordinary mind, a deep sense of patriotism and a passion for the underdog, and in the early 1980s the underdog was Afghanistan-which had just been brutally invaded by the Russians. Charlie's longtime friend and patron and sometime lover was Joanne Herring, one of the wealthiest women in Texas and a virulent anti-communist. Believing the American response to the Russian invasion was anemic at best, she prods Charlie into doing more for the Mujahideen (Afghan freedom fighters). Charlie's partner in this uphill endeavor is CIA Agent Gust Avrakotos, a blue-collar operative in a company of Ivy League blue bloods. Together, the three of them-Charlie, Joanne and Gust-travel the world to form unlikely alliances among the Pakistanis, Israelis, Egyptians, arms dealers, law makers and a belly dancer.Their success was remarkable. Funding for covert operations against the Soviets went from $5 million to $1 billion annually. The Red Army retreated out of Afghanistan. When asked how a group of peasants was able to deliver such a decisive blow to the army of a superpower, Pakistani President Mohammad Zia ul-Haq responded simply, "Charlie did it."

Production Details

  • Run Time
    1 hr. 37 min.
  • In Theaters
    Friday, December 21, 2007-Nationwide
  • MPAA Rating
    (R), for strong language, nudity, sexual/content and some drug use
  • Genre
    Drama
  • Producer(s)
    Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman
  • Director(s)
    Mike Nichols
  • Writer(s)
    John Orloff, George Crile, Aaron Sorkin
  • Studio
    Universal Pictures
  • Format(s)
    2D

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