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.
As the action in Afghanistan begins to get hot, with the Mujahadeen finally getting the weapons they need to destroy the heavily armored Soviet helicopters, an intense combination of middle-Eastern drumming and an English-speaking vocal chorus is heard. The piece being sung is taken from George F. Handel's christian classic, "The Messiah." It is In Part I, piece 7, the Chorus commonly know as "And He shall purify..." The final credits neglect to acknowledge this music, a piece familiar to aficionados of "The Messiah" often performed prior to the Christmas season.
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 ...
While Larry Liddle talks to Charlie about a firehouse crèche in Nacogdoches, TX, they both refer to Nacogdoches Township. Texas does not have townships.
This film is carbon neutral with NativeEnergy
English, Dari, Russian, Urdu, Hebrew, Arabic
$15,952,430 (USA) (23 December 2007)
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