1 videodisc (102 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD, region 1, widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby Digital.
English, dubbed French or dubbed Spanish dialogue, English, French or Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, Ned Beatty.
Director of photography, Stephen Goldblatt ; editors, John Bloom, Antonia Van Drimmelen ; music, James Newton Howard ; costume designer, Albert Wolsky ; production designer, Victor Kempster.
Based on the book by George Crile.
MPAA rating: R; for strong language, nudity/sexual content and drug use.
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.
Bonus features: "Making of" featurette ; Who is Charlie Wilson?
Roberts, Julia, 1967-
Hoffman, Philip Seymour, 1967-2014.
Howard, James Newton.
Crile, George. Charlie Wilson's war.
Universal Pictures (Firm)
Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm)
Charlie Wilson's war (Motion picture)