Director: Mike Nichols
Writer: Aaron Sorkin
Starring: Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams
Released: January 24, 2008
Rating: (M)
Runtime: 101 minutes
Story: 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 (Tom Hanks), a charismatic, wheeler-dealer, liberal Texas congressman who teamed with a rogue CIA operative (Philip Seymour 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.
Tom Hanks Rep. Charlie Wilson
Amy Adams Bonnie Bach
Julia Roberts Joanne Herring
Philip Seymour Hoffman Gust Avrakotos
Terry Bozeman CIA Award Presenter
Brian Markinson Paul Brown
Jud Tylor Crystal Lee
Hilary Angelo Kelly
Cyia Batten Stacey
Kirby Mitchell Stoned Guy
Ed Regine Limo Driver
Daniel Eric Gold Donnelly
Emily Blunt Jane Liddle
Peter Gerety Larry Liddle
Wynn Everett Charlie's Angels - Receptionist