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The Resource Charlie Wilson's war, Universal Pictures ; Playtone ; Participant Productions ; Relativity Media ; produced by Gary Goetzman, Tom Hanks ; screenplay by Aaron Sorkin ; directed by Mike Nichols, (DVD)

Charlie Wilson's war, Universal Pictures ; Playtone ; Participant Productions ; Relativity Media ; produced by Gary Goetzman, Tom Hanks ; screenplay by Aaron Sorkin ; directed by Mike Nichols, (DVD)

Label
Charlie Wilson's war
Title
Charlie Wilson's war
Statement of responsibility
Universal Pictures ; Playtone ; Participant Productions ; Relativity Media ; produced by Gary Goetzman, Tom Hanks ; screenplay by Aaron Sorkin ; directed by Mike Nichols
Contributor
Actor
Screenwriter
Director
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
  • A "wickedly funny" drama
  • In the early 1980s, Charlie Wilson is best known as a womanizing US congressional representative from Texas. He seemed to be in the minor leagues, except for the fact that he is 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 the 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
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Stephen Goldblatt ; editors, John Bloom, Antonia Van Drimmelen ; music, James Newton Howard ; costume designer, Albert Wolsky ; production designer, Victor Kempster
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: R; for stronge language, nudity/sexual content and drug use
Language note
English, dubbed French or dubbed Spanish dialogue, English, French or Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
LC call number
PN1995.9.B55
LC item number
C437554 2008
PerformerNote
Tom Hanks, Amy Adams, Julia Roberts, Philip Seymour Hoffman
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1967-
  • 1967-2014
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Hanks, Tom
  • Adams, Amy
  • Roberts, Julia
  • Hoffman, Philip Seymour
  • Goetzman, Gary
  • Sorkin, Aaron
  • Nichols, Mike
  • Crile, George
  • Universal Pictures (Firm)
  • Relativity Media
  • Participant Productions
  • Playtone (Firm)
  • Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
102
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wilson, Charles
  • United States
  • DVDs, Spanish
  • DVDs, French
  • Wide-screen DVDs
  • Legislators
  • Video recordings for the hearing impaired
  • Feature films
  • Biographical films
  • Afghanistan
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Charlie Wilson's war, Universal Pictures ; Playtone ; Participant Productions ; Relativity Media ; produced by Gary Goetzman, Tom Hanks ; screenplay by Aaron Sorkin ; directed by Mike Nichols, (DVD)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Based on the book by George Crile
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (102 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
025195004848
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
61100566
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn191886923
  • (OCoLC)191886923
  • 628714
System details
DVD, region 1, widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby Digital
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Charlie Wilson's war, Universal Pictures ; Playtone ; Participant Productions ; Relativity Media ; produced by Gary Goetzman, Tom Hanks ; screenplay by Aaron Sorkin ; directed by Mike Nichols, (DVD)
Publication
Note
Based on the book by George Crile
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (102 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
025195004848
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
61100566
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn191886923
  • (OCoLC)191886923
  • 628714
System details
DVD, region 1, widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby Digital
Video recording format
DVD

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