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Charlie Wilson's War (2007)

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Release Date
• USA: Dec 28, 2007
BoxOffice: $59.4M

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MPAA Rating
Rated R for strong language, nudity/sexual content and some drug use.

Country USA

Production Companies
Good Time Charlie Productions, Universal Pictures, Playtone, Participant Productions, Relativity Media

Studio Universal Pictures

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• Charlie Wilson's War (2007)



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Genre: Drama

Tagline: You think we could make this up?

Plot: 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

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 Directed by
Mike Nichols
Closer, The Graduate, The Birdcage
 Written by
Aaron Sorkin
A Few Good Men, The American President, Malice
 Cast
Tom Hanks
Saving Private Ryan, The Simpsons Movie, Forrest Gump
Amy Adams
Catch Me If You Can, Enchanted, Drop Dead Gorgeous
Julia Roberts
Ocean's Eleven, Ocean's Twelve, Notting Hill
Philip Seymour Hoffman
The Big Lebowski, Magnolia, Almost Famous
Shiri Appleby
The Thirteenth Floor, Swimfan, Undertow
Terry Bozeman
Envy, Desperate Housewives: One Wonderful Day, Desperate Housewives: Goodbye for Now
Brian Markinson
Shooter, City of Angels, The Curse of the Jade Scorpion
[more]
 Music By
James Newton Howard
I Am Legend, The Sixth Sense, Batman Begins

 Wallpapers
Julia Roberts in Charlie Wilsons War Wallpaper 3
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