The Resource Charlie Wilson's war, Universal Pictures ; Playtone ; Participant Productions ; Relativity Media ; 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 ; 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 ; produced by Gary Goetzman, Tom Hanks ; screenplay by Aaron Sorkin ; directed by Mike Nichols
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
In the early 1980s, Charlie Wilson is best known as a womanizing US congressional representative from Texas. He seemed to be in the minor leagues, except for the fact that he is 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
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Charlie Wilson's war (2007)
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
791.43/72
Intended audience
  • Ontario Film Review Board Rating: 14A
  • MPAA rating: R; for stronge language, nudity/sexual content and drug use
Language note
English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing. English, dubbed French or dubbed Spanish dialogue, English, French or Spanish subtitles
PerformerNote
Tom Hanks, Amy Adams, Julia Roberts, Philip Seymour Hoffman
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1967-
  • 1967-2014
  • 1952-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Hanks, Tom
  • Adams, Amy
  • Roberts, Julia
  • Hoffman, Philip Seymour
  • Goetzman, Gary
  • Sorkin, Aaron
  • Nichols, Mike
  • Crile, George
  • Universal Pictures (Firm)
  • Relativity Media
  • Participant Productions
  • Playtone (Firm)
  • Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
102
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  • Wilson, Charles
  • United States
  • Legislators
  • Military assistance, American
  • Afghanistan
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Charlie Wilson's war, Universal Pictures ; Playtone ; Participant Productions ; Relativity Media ; produced by Gary Goetzman, Tom Hanks ; screenplay by Aaron Sorkin ; directed by Mike Nichols, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 2007
  • Based on the book by George Crile
  • Bonus features: The Making of "Charlie Wilson's War" (an inside look at the making of the film featuring interviews with Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts) ; Who is Charlie Wilson? (a profile of the real Charlie Wilson, featuring interviews with Charlie Wilson, Joanne Herring, Tom Hanks, Aaron Sorkin and Mike Nichols). Bonus features not rated, not all subtitled
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 edition.
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
sound, color
Publisher number
61100566
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • 191886923
  • 5244895
System details
DVD; region 1, NTSC, widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; 501 Dolby Digital, dual layer format
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Charlie Wilson's war, Universal Pictures ; Playtone ; Participant Productions ; Relativity Media ; produced by Gary Goetzman, Tom Hanks ; screenplay by Aaron Sorkin ; directed by Mike Nichols, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 2007
  • Based on the book by George Crile
  • Bonus features: The Making of "Charlie Wilson's War" (an inside look at the making of the film featuring interviews with Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts) ; Who is Charlie Wilson? (a profile of the real Charlie Wilson, featuring interviews with Charlie Wilson, Joanne Herring, Tom Hanks, Aaron Sorkin and Mike Nichols). Bonus features not rated, not all subtitled
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 edition.
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
sound, color
Publisher number
61100566
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • 191886923
  • 5244895
System details
DVD; region 1, NTSC, widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; 501 Dolby Digital, dual layer format
Video recording format
DVD

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