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

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

Label
Charlie Wilson's war
Title
Charlie Wilson's war
Statement of responsibility
Good Time Charlie Productions ; Universal Pictures ; Playtone ; Participant Productions ; Relativity Media ; produced by Gary Goetzman, Tom Hanks ; screenplay by Aaron Sorkin ; directed by Mike Nichols
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Canadian Home Video Rating: 14A
Language note
Includes audio tracks and subtitles in English, Spanish and French
PerformerNote
Tom Hanks, Amy Adams, Julia Roberts, Philip Seymour Hoffman
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1952-
  • 1967-
  • 1967-2014
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Adams, Amy
  • Hanks, Tom
  • Goetzman, Gary
  • Sorkin, Aaron
  • Nichols, Mike
  • Roberts, Julia
  • Hoffman, Philip Seymour
  • Crile, George
  • Good Time Charlie Productions
  • Universal Pictures (Firm)
  • Playtone (Firm)
  • Participant Productions
  • Relativity Media
  • Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
102
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Crile, George
  • Wilson, Charles
  • United States
  • Legislators
  • Fund raisers (Persons)
  • Biographical films
  • Afghanistan
Technique
live action
Label
Charlie Wilson's war, Good Time Charlie Productions ; Universal Pictures ; Playtone ; Participant Productions ; Relativity Media ; produced by Gary Goetzman, Tom Hanks ; screenplay by Aaron Sorkin ; directed by Mike Nichols, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Based on the book by George Crile
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2007
  • Bonus features: The making of Charlie Wilson's War ; who is Charlie Wilson? featurette
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 102 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
025195004848
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
00566C
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
lbu00087043
System details
DVD ; widescreen (1.85:1) presentation
Terms governing use
For private home use only.
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Charlie Wilson's war, Good Time Charlie Productions ; Universal Pictures ; Playtone ; Participant Productions ; Relativity Media ; produced by Gary Goetzman, Tom Hanks ; screenplay by Aaron Sorkin ; directed by Mike Nichols, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Based on the book by George Crile
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2007
  • Bonus features: The making of Charlie Wilson's War ; who is Charlie Wilson? featurette
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 102 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
025195004848
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
00566C
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
lbu00087043
System details
DVD ; widescreen (1.85:1) presentation
Terms governing use
For private home use only.
Video recording format
DVD

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