Tom Hanks in the true story of a congressman who persuaded the CIA to train and arm anti-Soviet resistance fighters in Afghanistan. more
In Movie Theaters U.S.Friday, December 21, 2007 Release
On DVDTuesday, April 22, 2008
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Rating MPAAR for strong language, nudity/sexual content and some drug use
Based on the true story of how Charlie Wilson, an alcoholic womanizer and Texas congressman, persuaded the CIA to train and arm resistance fighters in Afghanistan to fend off the Soviet Union. With the help of rogue CIA agent, Gust Avrakotos, the two men supplied money, training and a team of military experts that turned the ill-equipped Afghan freedom-fighters into a force that brought the Red Army to a stalemate. However, the result also empowered the Taliban and terrorists including Osama bin Laden.