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.
The film cast includes three Oscar winners: Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, and Philip Seymour Hoffman; and two Oscar nominees: Ned Beatty, and Amy Adams.
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 ...
The Texas flag in Charlie Wilson's office is upside down; the white field should be at the top.
Opening statement: The following is based on a true story.
English, Dari, Russian, Urdu, Hebrew, Arabic
$15,952,430 (USA) (23 December 2007)
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