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Movies: Charlie Wilson's War
Charlie Wilson's War
War, Drama
Charlie Wilson 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, 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, 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." Rated R for strong language, nudity, sexual/content and some drug use.
Cast: Julia Roberts, Tom Hanks, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, Mayte Garcia
Produced by: Gary Goetzman, Tom Hanks
Directed by: Mike Nichols
Written by: Aaron Sorkin, John Orloff, George Crile
Running time: 1hr 37min
Opens: Dec 21, 2007 Nationwide
Theaters for 05/13/13


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