The Resource Charlie Wilson's war, Universal Pictures ; Playtone ; Participant Productions ; Relativity Media ; executive producers, Celia Costas, Ryan Kavanaugh, Jeff Skoll ; produced by Gary Goetzman, Tom Hanks ; screenplay by Aaron Sorkin ; directed by Mike Nichols, (videorecording)

Charlie Wilson's war, Universal Pictures ; Playtone ; Participant Productions ; Relativity Media ; executive producers, Celia Costas, Ryan Kavanaugh, Jeff Skoll ; 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
Universal Pictures ; Playtone ; Participant Productions ; Relativity Media ; 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 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
791.4372
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
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1967-
  • 1967-2014
  • 1952-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Hanks, Tom
  • Adams, Amy
  • Roberts, Julia
  • Hoffman, Philip Seymour
  • Beatty, Ned
  • Goetzman, Gary
  • Sorkin, Aaron
  • Nichols, Mike
  • Howard, James Newton
  • Crile, George
  • Universal Pictures (Firm)
  • Relativity Media
  • Participant Productions
  • Playtone (Firm)
  • Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
102
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Crile, George
  • Wilson, Charles
  • United States
  • Legislators
  • Military assistance, American
  • Biographical films
  • Films for the hearing impaired
  • Afghanistan
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Charlie Wilson's war, Universal Pictures ; Playtone ; Participant Productions ; Relativity Media ; executive producers, Celia Costas, Ryan Kavanaugh, Jeff Skoll ; produced by Gary Goetzman, Tom Hanks ; screenplay by Aaron Sorkin ; directed by Mike Nichols, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on the book by George Crile
  • Originally produced in 2007
  • Bonus features: "Making of" featurette ; Who is Charlie Wilson?
Bar code
  • 31223086352524
  • 31223111480464
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
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen ed..
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
sd., col.
Publisher number
61100566
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(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 ; Playtone ; Participant Productions ; Relativity Media ; executive producers, Celia Costas, Ryan Kavanaugh, Jeff Skoll ; produced by Gary Goetzman, Tom Hanks ; screenplay by Aaron Sorkin ; directed by Mike Nichols, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Based on the book by George Crile
  • Originally produced in 2007
  • Bonus features: "Making of" featurette ; Who is Charlie Wilson?
Bar code
  • 31223086352524
  • 31223111480464
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
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen ed..
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
sd., col.
Publisher number
61100566
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)191886923
System details
DVD, region 1, widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1
Video recording format
DVD

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