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Charlie Wilson's war

By: Good Time Charlie Productions ; Universal Pictures ; Playtone ; Participant Productions ; Relativity Media ; produced by Gary Goetzman, Tom Hanks ; screenplay by Aaron Sorkin ; directed by Mike Nichols.
Contributor(s): Goetzman, Gary, 1952- | Hanks, Tom | Sorkin, Aaron | Nichols, Mike | Adams, Amy | Roberts, Julia, 1967- | Hoffman, Philip Seymour, 1967-2014 | Crile, George. Charlie Wilson's war | Good Time Charlie Productions (Firm) | Universal Pictures (Firm) | Playtone (Firm) | Participant Productions | Relativity Media | Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm).
Material type: materialTypeLabelVisual materialPublisher: Universal City, Calif. : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, 2008Edition: Widescreen ed.Description: 1 videodisc (102 min.) sd., col 4 3/4 in.Subject(s): Wilson, Charles, 1933-2010. -- Drama | United States. Congress -- Committees -- Drama | Legislators -- United States -- Drama | Fund raisers (Persons) -- Texas -- Drama | Afghanistan -- History -- Soviet occupation, 1979-1989 -- DramaGenre/Form: Biographical films. | Feature films. | Films for the hearing impaired.
Production Credits: Director of photography, Stephen Goldblatt ; editors, John Bloom, Antonia Van Drimmelen ; music, James Newton Howard ; costume designer, Albert Wolsky ; production designer, Victor Kempster.
Cast: Tom Hanks, Amy Adams, Julia Roberts, Philip Seymour Hoffman.Summary: 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.
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A DVD (Browse shelf) Available 060863

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Widescreen.

Based on the book by George Crile.

Originally released as a motion picture in 2007.

Director of photography, Stephen Goldblatt ; editors, John Bloom, Antonia Van Drimmelen ; music, James Newton Howard ; costume designer, Albert Wolsky ; production designer, Victor Kempster.

Tom Hanks, Amy Adams, Julia Roberts, Philip Seymour Hoffman.

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.

MPAA rating: R; for stronge language, nudity/sexual content and drug use.

DVD; Dolby Digital.

English, French or Spanish language tracks, English, French or Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.

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