Charlie Wilson's war

Language and/or Subtitles: English
Format: DVD 2008
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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.
Additional Information
Subjects 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 -- Drama.
Feature films.
Biographical films.
Historical films.
Film adaptations.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Fiction films.
Publisher Universal City, Calif. :Universal Studios Home Entertainment,2008
Edition [Full screen ed.].
Other Titles My enemy's enemy.
Contributors Goetzman, Gary, 1952-
Hanks, Tom.
Sorkin, Aaron.
Nichols, Mike.
Adams, Amy.
Roberts, Julia, 1967-
Hoffman, Philip Seymour, 1967-2014.
Crile, George. My enemy's enemy.
Good Time Charlie Productions (Firm)
Universal Pictures (Firm)
Playtone (Firm)
Participant Productions.
Relativity Media.
Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm)
Participants/Performers Tom Hanks, Amy Adams, Julia Roberts, Philip Seymour Hoffman.
Other Contributors Director of photography, Stephen Goldblatt ; editors, John Bloom, Antonia Van Drimmelen ; music, James Newton Howard ; costume designer, Albert Wolsky ; production designer, Victor Kempster.
Audience MPAA rating: R; for stronge language, nudity/sexual content and drug use.
Language English
English, dubbed French or dubbed Spanish dialogue, English, French or Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Notes Title from container.
Based on the book by George Crile.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2007.
System Details DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital.
Description 1 videodisc (102 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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