Charlie Wilson's War
In the 1980s U.S.Rep. Charlie Wilson (Tom Hanks), Texas socialite Joanne Herring (Julia Roberts) and CIA agent Gust Avrakotos (Philip Seymour Hoffman) form an unlikely alliance to boost funding for Afghan freedom fighters in their war against invading Soviets. The trio's successful efforts to finance these covert operations contributes to the fall of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War.
Release Date: December 21, 2007
Writer: Aaron Sorkin
Director: Mike Nichols
Producer: Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman, Celia Costas, Jeff Skoll, Ryan Kavanaugh
Cast: Julia Roberts, Ned Beatty, Tom Hanks, Denis O'Hare, Peter Gerety, Om Puri, Philip Hoffman, Brian Markinson, Shiri Appleby, Ken Stott, John Slattery, Amy Adams, Jud Tylor, Rachel Nichols, Emily Blunt, Wynn Everett, Christopher Denham, Tracy Phillips, Mary Baker(less)
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I was disappointed with the way the story was told, there was a lack of character building and I didn’t feel engaged. I’m sure this is a great story of our history but the movie didn’t have heart. I’m not sure if this is what the movie makers were trying to portray but I walked away thinking Charlie Wilson won the Cold War almost single-handedly... See Full ReviewNovember 22nd, 2013 · Details1 Thank ·