|aCharlie Wilson's war|h[videorecording] /|cUniversal Pictures presents ; in association with Relativity Media and Participant Productions ; a Playtone production ; a Mike Nichols film ; executive producers, Celia Costas, Ryan Kavanaugh, Jeff Skoll ; produced by Gary Goetzman, Tom Hanks ; screenplay by Aaron Sorkin ; directed by Mike Nichols.
|aUniversal City, Calif. :|bUniversal Studios Home Entertainment ;|aTaipei :|bYing Jei,|c
|a1 videodisc (102 min.) :|bsd., col. ;|c4 3/4 in.
|aBased on the book by George Crile.
|aOriginally produced in 2007.
|aBonus features: "Making of" featurette ; Who is Charlie Wilson?
|aDirector of photography, Stephen Goldblatt ; editors, John Bloom, Antonia Van Drimmelen ; music, James Newton Howard ; costume designer, Albert Wolsky ; production designer, Victor Kempster ; co-producer, Mike Haley ; music, James Newton Howard.
|aTom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, Ned Beatty.
|aIn the early 1980s, Charlie Wilson was best known as a womanizing US congressional representative from Texas. He seemed to be in the minor leagues, except for the fact that he was a member of two major foreign policy and covert-ops committees. However, once Charlie is prodded by his major conservative supporter, Joanne Herring, Wilson learns about the plight of the people who are suffering from the effects of the brutal Soviet occupation of Afghanistan. With the help of a maverick CIA agent, Gust Avrakotos, Wilson dedicates his canny political efforts to supply the Afghan mujahideen with the weapons and support needed to defeat the Soviet Union. Ultimately, Charlie learns that while military victory can be obtained, there are other consequences and prices to that fight that are ignored to everyone's sorrow. Based on a true story.
|aMPAA rating: R; for strong language, nudity/sexual content and drug use.
|aDVD, region 1, widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1.
|aEnglish, dubbed French or dubbed Spanish dialogue, French or Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.