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Charlie Wilson's War (2007)

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Starring (View all)
Tom Hanks Tom Hanks
Charlie Wilson
Amy Adams Amy Adams
Bonnie Bach
Julia Roberts Julia Roberts
Joanne Herring
Philip Seymour Hoffman Philip Seymour Hoffman
Gust Avrakotos
Terry Bozeman Terry Bozeman
CIA Award Presenter
Brian Markinson Brian Markinson
Paul Brown
Jud Tylor Jud Tylor
Crystal Lee


Written by
Aaron Sorkin Aaron Sorkin
(screenplay)


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War and Peace...

14 years ago at Dec 3 14:53
2 votes
''A boy is given a horse on his 14th birthday. Everyone in the village says, 'Oh how wonderful.' But a Zen master who lives in the village says, 'We shall see.' The boy falls off the horse and breaks his foot. Everyone in the village says, 'Oh how awful.' The Zen master says, 'We shall see.' The village is thrown into war and all the young men have to go to war. But, because of the broken foot, th... read more

Pleasant Footnote on History

14 years, 4 months ago at Jul 28 12:25
1 vote
This very watchable film is the true(ish) story of one unusual congressman in the early 1980's, who has the luxury of not having to play the politics so many representatives must. He has never had to ask favors of others, and has secured so many favors, that when he finds something he is passionate about he's able to call in all those chips. And his passion has accidentally become the situation ... read more

A fun watch

14 years, 10 months ago at Jan 20 15:21
1 vote
I was highly entertained by the tongue-in-cheek satirical feel of this films plot, and it's references to 1980's culture. Hanks and Roberts didn't bring anything special to the production, but a supporting role.
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Description: In the early 1980s, Charlie Wilson is a womanizing US congressional representative from Texas who seemed to be in the minor leagues, except for the fact that he is a member of two major foreign policy and covert-ops committees. However, prodded by his major conservative supporter, Joanne Herring, Wilson learns about the plight of the people are suffering in 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 to defeat the Soviet Union. However, Charlie Wilson eventually learn ... (more)
Release date: 21 December 2007
Tags: Drama (19), Politics (12), Biography (12), 2007 (11), War (9), Comedy (6), 2000s (6), Cia (5), Cold War (5), Afghanistan (5), Weapons (5), Drugs (3), History (3), Political (3), Usa (3), Scandal (3), (3), Deception (2), 1980s (2)
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"First viewing - Jan. 29th I can't recall anymore why I skipped out on Charlie Wilson's War when it came out, unless it was just my tendency to generally avoid anything Julia Roberts does because I'm not a fan. It's on Starz currently though, so I finally gave it a look. And I thought it was pretty good overall. The story is fascinating and the acting is really strong across the board. I kept feeling like Hoffman's character could've been played by John Goodman and there wouldn't be much differ"


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