Charlie Wilson's War
Based on the unbelievable true story.
You can take the Oscar this year if I can get it next year...
This biopic takes a look at how the US managed to help the Afghans chase the Russians out. The hero is a hard-drinking hard-womanising Congressman, who comes to learn of the difficulties the Afghan freedom fighters are having against the Russians. He pulls a few strings, and winds up meeting a CIA agent involved in supplying arms to the fighters. They come up with a plan to use weapons sourced from Israel, sent via Pakistan, to the fighters, paid for with secret CIA funds. Unfortunately their plan worked a little too well, as the freedom fighters went on to become the Taliban.
101 minutes, No persons under 13 (Language, Nudity, Violence)
Biographical, Comedy, Drama.
Where's it showing?
Tom Hanks, Amy Adams, Julia Roberts, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Terry Bozeman, Brian Markinson, Jud Tylor, Hilary Angelo
|Screenplay||Aaron Sorkin, from the book by George Crile|
|Music||James Newton Howard|
|Editing||John Bloom, Antonia Van Drimmelen|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS|
|Produced by||Good Time Charlie Productions, Universal Pictures, Playtone, Participant Productions, Relativity Media|
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|FPB Report (SA)|
|Comments||Semi-political drama with moderately adult themes and some explicit drug use.|
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|ScreenIt Report (USA)|
|Sex / Nudity||Violence||Blood / Gore / Gross||Guns /|
|Alcohol / Drugs||Smoking||Disrespectful /|
|Imitative Behaviour||Frightening /|
|Jump Scenes||Tense Family Scenes||Music (Scary/Tense)||Music (Inappropriate)||Topics to talk about|
|South African Media|
|Cape Argus/The StarTheresa Smith||10|
|Die BurgerLaetitia Pople||15|
|Cape TimesKenneth Turan||10|
|The CitizenPeter Feldman ||18|
|Sunday TimesBarry Ronge||10|
|BBC (UK)Stella Papamichael ||15|
|Chicago Sunday TimesRoger Ebert||15|
|eye Weekly (Canada)Jason Anderson ||10|
|ReelViews (USA)James Berardinelli ||18|
|Rolling Stone (US)Peter Travers ||15|
|ScreenIt (USA) ||14|
|IMDB14489 Netizens ||15|
|Average .. 69%||14|
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