R | | Biography, Comedy, Drama
A drama based on a Texas congressman Charlie Wilson's covert dealings in Afghanistan, where his efforts to assist rebels in their war with the Soviets have some unforeseen and long-reaching effects.
In one scene, Joanne (played by Julia Roberts) mentions that the campaign film she presented to Charlie wasn't a quality film to be submitted to the Golden Globes. Coincidentally, this film managed to get nominated in five categories at the Globes.
CIA Award Presenter:
The defeat and break up of the Soviet empire, culminating in the crumbing of the Berlin wall, is one of the great events of world history. There were many heroes in this battle but to Charlie Wilson must go this special recognition. Just thirteen ...
When Charlie and Gust are talking with the Green Beret in the park playing chess with 4 guys the Green Beret (Mike) states, "The Russians did not come in on a Euro Pass they came in on...", the EuroPass was not implemented until 2004.
Opening statement: The following is based on a true story.
English, Dari, Russian, Urdu, Hebrew, Arabic
$15,952,430 (USA) (23 December 2007)