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Charlie Wilson's war

Author: Tom HanksAmy AdamsJulia RobertsPhilip Seymour HoffmanNed BeattyAll authors
Publisher: Universal City, Calif. : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2008]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English : Widescreen [ed.]View all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Biographical films
Biographical
Historical films
Drama
Film adaptations
History
Teatro
Named Person: George Crile; Charles Wilson; Charles Wilson; George Crile; Charles Wilson
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Hanks; Amy Adams; Julia Roberts; Philip Seymour Hoffman; Ned Beatty; Gary Goetzman; Aaron Sorkin; Mike Nichols; James Newton Howard; George Crile; Universal Pictures (Firm); Relativity Media.; Participant Productions.; Playtone (Firm); Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm)
OCLC Number: 191886923
Language Note: English, dubbed French or dubbed Spanish dialogue, French or Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Notes: Based on the book by George Crile.
Originally produced in 2007.
Bonus features: "Making of" featurette ; Who is Charlie Wilson?
Credits: Director of photography, Stephen Goldblatt ; editors, John Bloom, Antonia Van Drimmelen ; music, James Newton Howard ; costume designer, Albert Wolsky ; production designer, Victor Kempster ; co-producer, Mike Haley ; music, James Newton Howard.
Cast: Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, Ned Beatty.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: R; for strong language, nudity, sexual content and drug use.
Description: 1 videodisc (102 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, region 1, widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1.
Contents: Special features: Anamorphic widescreen --
"The making of Charlie Wilson's War" (An inside look at the making of the film featuring interviews with Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts.) --
"Who is Charlie Wilson?" (A profile of the real Charlie Wilson, featuring interviews with Charlie Wilson, Joanne Herring, Tom Hanks, Aaron Sorkin and Mike Nichols.) --
Language: English Dolby digital 5.1 ; Spanish Dolby digital 5.1 ; French Dolby digital 5.1 --
Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish, French.
Responsibility: Universal Pictures presents ; in association with Relativity Media and Participant Productions ; a Playtone production ; a Mike Nichols film ; executive producers, Celia Costas, Ryan Kavanaugh, Jeff Skoll ; produced by Gary Goetzman, Tom Hanks ; screenplay by Aaron Sorkin ; directed by Mike Nichols.

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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 a 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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