Charlie Wilson’s War, a film distributed by Universal Pictures Distribution, is the new-released movie of Tom Hanks (Forrest Gump, Philadelphia) and Julia Roberts (The Mexican, Charlotte’s Web). Based on a true story, the movie which was directed by Mike Nichols (Closer, Angels in America) is picturing a few series of events involving Charlie Wilson - an alcoholic and womanizer Texas Congressman, Gust Avrakotos - a CIA Agent, and the Afghan Freedom-fighters. The events took place during the war conflict in Afghanistan, a war that still exists until today.
Charlie Wilson, with the help of Gust Avrakotos, supported the freedom-fighters in Afghanistan to fend off the Soviet Union by supplying money, arms, training and providing a team of military experts. Their action has turned the ill-equipped Afghan resistance fighters into a well-trained army forces and has set the stage for conflicts in the Middle East.
Other Casts: Philip Seymour Hoffman (Boogie Nights, Almost Famous), Amy Adams (Enchanted), Shiri Appleby (What love Is).
Charlie Wilson’s War was filmed in Morocco and Los Angeles, USA.
The movie was released world-wide on the third week of December 2007.
The critics so far have given the movie a good review (average grade: B)