Charlie Wilson's War

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Released 2007

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  • Charlie Wilson's War Trailer

    Trailer

    12/25/07

    Charlie Wilson's War is the true story of how a playboy congressman, a renegade CIA agent and a beautiful Houston socialite joined forces to lead the largest and most successful covert operation in history. Their efforts contributed to the fall of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War, with consequences that reverberate throughout the world today. Oscar winners Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts and Philip Seymour Hoffman team with Academy Award-winning director Mike Nichols and screenwriter Aaron Sorkin to bring George Crile's best-selling book to the screen. Charlie Wilson (Hanks) was a bachelor congressman from Texas who had a habit of showing up in hot tubs with strippers and cocaine. His "Good Time Charlie" exterior, however, masked an extraordinary mind, a deep sense of patriotism and a passion for the underdog, and in the early 1980s the underdog was Afghanistan-which had just been brutally invaded by the Russians. Charlie's longtime friend and patron and sometime lover was Joanne Herring (Roberts), one of the wealthiest women in Texas and a virulent anti-communist. Believing the American response to the Russian invasion was anemic at best, she prods Charlie into doing more for the Mujahideen (Afghan freedom fighters). Charlie's partner in this uphill endeavor is CIA Agent Gust Avrakotos (Hoffman), a blue-collar operative in a company of Ivy League blue bloods. 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. Their success was remarkable. Funding for covert operations against the Soviets went from $5 million to $1 billion annually. The Red Army retreated out of Afghanistan. When asked how a group of peasants was able to deliver such a decisive blow to the army of a superpower, Pakistani President Mohammad Zia ul-Haq responded simply, "Charlie did it."moreless
  • Charlie Wilson's War DVD Featurette - Who Is Charlie Wilson

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    12/25/07

    DVD featurette attached to the DVD release of Charlie Wilson's War features interviews with cast and crew as they try to explain what made the reallife Charlie Wilson.
  • Charlie Wilson's War DVD Featurette - Working With Tom Hanks

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    12/25/07

    Included with the Charlie Wilson's War DVD, featurette for the film features interviews with cast and crew as they discuss working and hanging out with Tom Hanks.
  • Charlie Wilson's War International Trailer

    Trailer

    12/25/07

    Not your average congressman. Not your average spy. Not your average socialite. When no one else would listen. They changed the world. International trailer shows more footage and dialogue from Charlie Wilson's War.moreless
  • Charlie Wilson's War Julia Roberts Interview

    Preview

    12/25/07

    Julia Roberts gives some insight into her upcoming film, Charlie Wilson's War courtesy of E.T.
  • Charlie Wilson's War Clip: Charlie and Gust Have a Drink

    Clip

    12/25/07

    Charlie (Tom Hanks) and Gust (Philip Seymour Hoffman) share a drink as they assess one another.
  • Charlie Wilson's War Clip: Hot Tub

    Clip

    12/25/07

    The opening of the movie, we find Charlie Wilson sharing a hot tub with naked women.
  • Charlie Wilson's War Clip: Joanne Greets Charlie

    Clip

    12/25/07

    Joanne (Julia Roberts) pays no attention Bonnie (Amy Adams) as she greets Charlie (Tom Hanks).
  • Charlie Wilson's War Clip: Pakistan Station Chief

    Clip

    12/25/07

    Charlie learns that those involved with the support of Afghanistan aren't willing to do anything for the country's survival. Charlie is willing to offer them anything they need to defeat the Russians.
  • Charlie Wilson's War DVD Featurette - Making a Difference

    Preview

    12/25/07

    As included with the DVD of Charlie Wilson's War, featurette titled "Making a Difference" features interviews with cast of the film as they describe how a few people can make a difference.
  • Charlie Wilson's War

    Movie

    1/1/07

    Academy Award winners Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts and Philip Seymour Hoffman star in this compelling and witty film from Oscar-winning director Mike Nichols and Primetime Emmy-winning writer Aaron Sorkin (The West Wing). Based on the outrageous true story, Charlie Wilson's War shows how one congressman who loved a good time, one Houston socialite who loved a good cause and one renegade CIA agent who loved a good fight conspired to bring about the largest covert operation in history.moreless