Charlie Wilson's War


Runtime : 01h40
Genres : Comedy, Drama, Biography
Release : December 21, 2007
Studio : Universal Pictures
Budget : $75,000,000
Domestic revenue : $66,661,095
Woldwide revenue : $119,000,410
Director : Mike Nichols
Writers : George Crile (Book)
Aaron Sorkin (Screenplay)
Shooting places : The United States, Morocco

Cast and characters

Tom Hanks Charlie Wilson
Philip Seymour Hoffman Gust Avrakotos
Julia Roberts Joanne Herring
Amy Adams Bonnie Bach
Om Puri President Zia
Ned Beatty Doc Long
Ken Stott Zvi
Brian Markinson Paul Brown
Jud Taylor Christal Lee
Emily Blunt Jane Liddle
Peter Gerety Larry Liddle
Hilary Angelo Kelly
Cyia Batten Stacey
Nancy Linehan Charles Mrs. Long


This is 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, and Joanne Herring, the three of them 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 and set the stage for conflicts in the Middle East that still rage to this day.