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.
A special effects assistant was seriously injured when a hand-held mock-up of a Stinger missile exploded as it was being prepared for use in a scene aboard a helicopter.
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 bill in the Langley cafeteria, with a large faced president, was not available in the 1980s.
Opening statement: The following is based on a true story.
English, Dari, Russian, Urdu, Hebrew, Arabic
$15,952,430 (USA) (23 December 2007)