Charlie Wilson's war [videorecording] / Universal Pictures ; Playtone ; Participant Productions ; Relativity Media
DVDs | Universal Studios Home Entertainment | 2008 | Widescreen version.
Available at Adult DVD-Feature Film (Call number: DVD C DRAMA) plus 1 more
Universal City, Calif. : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, 
1 videodisc (102 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD; Dolby Digital 5.1.
Includes English, dubbed French, and dubbed Spanish language soundtracks, with optional subtitles in English (SDH), French or Spanish.
Tom Hanks, Amy Adams, Julia Roberts, Philip Seymour Hoffman.
Producers, Gary Goetzman, Tom Hanks ; screenplay, Aaron Sorkin ; director, Mike Nichols ; director of photography, Stephen Goldblatt ; editors, John Bloom, Antonia Van Drimmelen ; music, James Newton Howard.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2007.
Based on the book by George Crile.
MPAA rating: R; for stronge language, nudity/sexual content and drug use.
In the early 1980s, Charlie Wilson is best known as a womanizing US congressional representative from Texas. He seemed to be in the minor leagues, except for the fact that he is 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 the 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.
Special features: making of the film ; a profile of the real Charlie Wilson.
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