Charlie Wilson's war

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 conservati...

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Corporate Authors: Universal Pictures (Firm)
Relativity Media.

Participant Productions.

Playtone (Firm)

Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm)
Other Authors: Nichols, Mike.
Sorkin, Aaron.

Goetzman, Gary.

Hanks, Tom.

Roberts, Julia, 1967-

Hoffman, Philip Seymour, 1967-

Adams, Amy.

Beatty, Ned.

Appleby, Shiri, 1978-

Puri, Om.

Goldblatt, Stephen, 1945-

Bloom, John.

Drimmelen, Antonia van.

Howard, James Newton.

Crile, George.
Format: Movie DVD
Language:English
French
Spanish
Published:Universal City, Calif. : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2008]
Edition:Widescreen [ed.].
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Uniform Title:Charlie Wilson's war (Motion picture)
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 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.
Language Notes:In English or dubbed into French or Spanish ; with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles ; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
General Notes:Based on the book by George Crile.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2007.
Special features: "Making of" featurette ; featurette, Who is Charlie Wilson?
Physical Description:1 videodisc (102 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Credits:Director of photography, Stephen Goldblatt ; edited by John Bloom and Antonia Van Drimmelen ; music by James Newton Howard ; costume designer, Albert Wolsky ; production designer, Victor Kempster.
Performer:Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, Ned Beatty, Shiri Appleby, Om Puri.
System Details:DVD ; region 1 ; widescreen presentation (aspect ratio 1.85:1) ; Dolby Digital.
Audience:MPAA rating: R; for strong language, nudity/sexual content and drug use.
Production Credits:Director of photography, Stephen Goldblatt ; edited by John Bloom and Antonia Van Drimmelen ; music by James Newton Howard ; costume designer, Albert Wolsky ; production designer, Victor Kempster.