Charlie Wilson’s War
Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts and Philip Seymour Hoffman star in the political comedy Charlie Wilson’s War. Watch the movie trailer and view the Blu-ray bonus features below. In the early 1980s, Texas congressman Charlie Wilson (Hanks) spearheaded an effort to provide hundreds of millions of dollars in weapons and training to the Mujahideen with more than a little help from high-profile Houston socialite Joanne Herring (Roberts) and CIA operative Gust Avrokotos (Hoffman).
This adaptation of George Crile’s incendiary bestseller tells the remarkable story of the Texas congressman whose efforts to prevent the Red Army from overtaking Afghanistan eventually led to the collapse of the Soviet Union while simultaneously fueling the rise of radical Islam. In the early 1980s, a hastily assembled army of Afghan “freedom fighters” achieved the remarkable feat of fending off Soviet invaders despite the fact that the odds were overwhelmingly stacked against them. At the time, Texas congressman Charlie Wilson (Tom Hanks) was a key member of the hugely powerful House Appropriations Committee. Illuminated to the specifics of this remarkable war by high-profile Houston socialite Joanne Herring (Julia Roberts), Wilson spearheaded an effort to provide hundreds of millions of dollars in weapons and training to the Mujahideen with more than a little help from brilliant but prickly CIA operative Gust Avrokotos (Philip Seymour Hoffman).
- The Making of Charlie Wilson’s War – An inside look at the making of the film featuring interviews with Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts.
- Who is Charlie Wilson ? – A profile of the real Charlie Wilson, featuring interviews with Charlie Wilson, Joanne Herring, Tom Hanks, Aaron Sorkin and Mike Nichols.