Charlie Wilson's War

(2007)

Based on George Crile's book about the CIA's largest and most successful covert CIA operation, the arming of the Mujahedeen in Afghanistan. The covert ops were engineered by Charlie Wilson (Hanks), a charismatic, wheeler-dealer, liberal Texas congressman who teamed with a rogue CIA operative (Hoffman). The two manipulated Congress, the CIA and a host of foreign governments in order to assist the Afghan rebels in their fight against the Soviets in the 1980s. Many of the men armed by the CIA went on to become the Taliban's enforcers and Osama bin Laden's protectors.

‘Charlie Wilson's War’ Hits the Shelves on April 22nd

Bring home some historical, political fun this April. Charlie Wilson's War is coming to DVD on April 22. The film was originally set to have a HD DVD/DVD combo release along with the standard version, but the combo release has been cancelled. The disc will be available for the SRP of $29.98. The film stars Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts and Philip Seymour Hoffman in his Oscar-nominated performance.

Charlie Wilson's War was released December 21st, 2007.

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Journeyman Pictures to Produce ‘The Girl’

Journeyman Pictures has just signed on to produce The Girl, a drama about immigration and maternal bonding. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Charlie Wilson's War co-star Emily Blunt is in negotiations to star in the film.

The Girl focuses on a Texas woman who finds the young daughter of an illegal immigrant that has become separated from her mother. Stuck with a child she doesn't wish to care for, the woman then searches for the child's mother, a quest that takes her south of the border.

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Watch 8 Minutes of ‘Charlie Wilson's War’

Yahoo! Movies has unveiled 8 minutes of the new Tom Hanks / Julian Roberts drama, Charlie Wilson's War. Take a look!

Based on George Crile's book about the CIA's largest and most successful covert CIA operation, the arming of the Mujahedeen in Afghanistan. The covert ops were engineered by Charlie Wilson (Hanks), a charismatic, wheeler-dealer, liberal Texas congressman who teamed with a rogue CIA operative (Hoffman). The two manipulated Congress, the CIA and a host of foreign governments in order to assist the Afghan rebels in their fight against the Soviets in the 1980s. Many of the men armed by the CIA went on to become the Taliban's enforcers and Osama bin Laden's protectors.

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CONTEST: Win Some Cool Swag from ‘Charlie Wilson's War’!

Movie PictureCharlie Wilson's War is coming to theaters on December 21. Since the film is coming out so close to Christmas, we decided to give away a bunch of different items from the movie. We have hats, t-shirts, long-sleeved t-shirts, duffel bags and posters from the movie for our loyal MovieWeb readers.

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EXCLUSIVE: Hilary Angelo Is Seducing Tom Hanks in ‘Charlie Wilson's War’!

You are co-starring in Charlie Wilson's War. Can you tell me about the character you play in this film?

Hilary Angelo: I play a woman named Kelly. She is a stripper in Vegas. It is a true story, this movie. I am in the first fifteen minutes of the film. Kelly more or less tries to seduce Tom Hanks, who is playing Charlie Wilson. They are over at Caesar's Palace, and it is a crazy party. She is trying to get to know Charlie in a hot tub, but he is not paying attention to her. He is more interested in Dan Rather on television. A couple of "things" later, I'm still trying to get his attention. But he is much more interested in politics. Which I think is interesting. You would think he'd be more interested in a stripper. It sort of introduces Charlie as a playboy guy who hangs out with people of this ilk. And he is a politician. Now, all of a sudden, he has taken an interest in Afghanistan. It all has to do with being in the hot tub and watching Dan Rather. So, it really is the launch of the film. I don't want to give away too much. Charlie in real life gets in trouble for hanging out with strippers in hot tubs. He did get in trouble with congress in the 80s for doing that.

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Special Effects Assistant Injured On Set Of ‘Charlie Wilson's War’

A special effects assistant was critically injured Thursday after a simulated stinger missile exploded on the set of an upcoming Tom Hanks movie, authorities said.

Stars of Charlie Wilson's War including Hanks and Julia Roberts, were not on set at the time, Fire Capt. Darren Moon.

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