Charlie Wilson's War

  • CERT 15
  • 2008
  • 1 HR 42 MINS
  • 13 RATINGS
Charlie Wilson's War

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The first time the audience sees Texas congressman Charlie Wilson (Tom Hanks) in the early 1980s, he seems far from a model politician. Surrounded by strippers, a Playboy Playmate, and cocaine, the naked congressman lies in a hot tub at a party. Despite the distractions, the TV news catches Charlie's attention as Dan Rather reports from a war-torn Afghanistan. As Soviets invade the country, the Afghans lack the money and technology to defend themselves. Enter Joanne Herring (Julia Roberts), a wealthy Texan who champions the cause of Afghanistan and, by extension in the Cold War, America. Together with CIA Agent Gust Avrakotos (Philip Seymour Hoffman), Charlie begins a secret war where he must unite Israel, Pakistan, Egypt, and America to defeat the Soviets.


Julia Roberts Mike Nichols Philip Seymour Hoffman Tom Hanks


Comedy, Drama


Contains strong language


1 hour 42 minutes



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