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Charlie Wilson's War

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When the world wasn't watching, they changed it forever.
Certificate: 15
Running Time: 102
Retail Price: £19.99
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Content Type: Movie

The first time the audience sees Texas congressman Charlie Wilson (Tom Hanks) in the early 1980s, he seems far from a model politician. Surrounded by strippers, a Playboy Playmate, and cocaine, the naked congressman lies in a hot tub at a party. Despite the distractions, the TV news catches Charlie's attention as Dan Rather reports from a war-torn Afghanistan. As Soviets invade the country, the Afghans lack the money and technology to defend themselves. Enter Joanne Herring (Julia Roberts), a wealthy Texan who champions the cause of Afghanistan and, by extension in the Cold War, America. Together with CIA Agent Gust Avrakotos (Philip Seymour Hoffman), Charlie begins a secret war where he must unite Israel, Pakistan, Egypt, and America to defeat the Soviets.

Special Features:
The Making of Charlie Wilson's War

Who is Charlie Wilson?

Video Tracks:
Anamorphic 1.85:1

Audio Tracks:
Dolby Digital English 5.1

Subtitle Tracks:
English HoH

Directed By:
Mike Nichols

Written By:

Tom Hanks
Julia Roberts
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Amy Adams
Ken Stott
Ned Beatty
Om Puri

Casting By:
Ellen Lewis

Soundtrack By:
James Newton Howard

Director of Photography:
Stephen Goldblatt

John Bloom
Antonia Van Drimmelen

Production Designer:
Victor Kempster

Gary Goetzman
Tom Hanks

Executive Producer:
Celia D. Costas
Jeff Skoll
Ryan Kavanaugh

Universal Pictures UK

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