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The Resource Charlie Wilson's war., Universal 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

Charlie Wilson's war., Universal 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

Label
Charlie Wilson's war.
Title
Charlie Wilson's war.
Statement of responsibility
Universal 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
Contributor
Actor
Composer
Director
Producer
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
In 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
Related
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 ; co-producer, Mike Haley ; music, James Newton Howard
Dewey number
791.4372
Intended audience
MPAA rating: R; for strong language, nudity/sexual content and drug use
Language note
English, dubbed French or dubbed Spanish dialogue, 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, Julia Roberts, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, Ned Beatty
Runtime
102
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Charlie Wilson's war., Universal 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
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on the book by George Crile
  • Originally produced in 2007
  • Bonus features: "Making of" featurette ; Who is Charlie Wilson?
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Special features: Anamorphic widescreen -- "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.) -- Language: English Dolby digital 5.1 ; Spanish Dolby digital 5.1 ; French Dolby digital 5.1 -- Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish, French
Control code
1111576
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (102 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
025195004848
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
61100566
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1111576
  • (Sirsi) 1111576
  • (OCoLC)191886923
System details
DVD, region 1, widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Charlie Wilson's war., Universal 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
Publication
Note
  • Based on the book by George Crile
  • Originally produced in 2007
  • Bonus features: "Making of" featurette ; Who is Charlie Wilson?
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Special features: Anamorphic widescreen -- "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.) -- Language: English Dolby digital 5.1 ; Spanish Dolby digital 5.1 ; French Dolby digital 5.1 -- Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish, French
Control code
1111576
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (102 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
025195004848
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
61100566
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1111576
  • (Sirsi) 1111576
  • (OCoLC)191886923
System details
DVD, region 1, widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1
Video recording format
DVD

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