Charlie Wilson's War
Universal Studios (2007)
Biography, Drama
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IMDB   7.1
102 mins USA / English
DVD  Region 1   R (Restricted)
Amy Adams Bonnie
Tom Hanks Charlie Wilson
Julia Roberts Joanne Herring
Philip Seymour Hoffman Gust Avrakotos
Emily Blunt Jane Liddle
Rachel Nichols Suzanne
Shiri Appleby Jailbait
Ned Beatty Doc Long
Erick Avari Avi Perlman
Jud Tylor Crystal Lee
Maulik Pancholy Hassan
Shaun Toub Hassan
Om Puri General Zia-Ul-Haq
Mary Page Keller Mrs. Wilson
Mike Nichols
Producer Tom Hanks
Gary Goetzman
Jeff Skoll
Ryan Kavanaugh
Writer Aaron Sorkin
George Crile
Musician James Newton Howard

Charlie Wilson (Tom Hanks) is a bachelor, playboy congressman from Texas who is known in power circles as “Good Time Charlie” for his habits of showing up in hot tubs with strippers and cocaine. Beneath this exterior, however, lies an extraordinary mind. Charlie is a man with a deep sense of patriotism and a passion for the underdog. Surrounding Charlie is his longtime friend, patron, and sometime lover named Joanne Herring (Julia Roberts). Joanne is one of the wealthiest women in Texas and a virulent anti-communist. Joanne believes that the American response to the Russian invasion of Afghanistan is inadequate at best and she prods Charlie into having the U. S. government do more for the Afghan freedom fighters. To do this, Charlie enlists the help of blue-collar CIA Agent Gust Avrakotos (Phillip Seymour Hoffman). Together, the three of them—Charlie, Joanne and Gust—travel the world to form unlikely alliances among the Pakistanis, Israelis, Egyptians, arms dealers, law makers and a belly dancer.
Edition Details
Distributor Universal Studios
Release Date 4/22/2008
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Fullscreen (4:3)
Subtitles English; French; Spanish
Audio Tracks Dolby Digital 5.1 [English]
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1