DVDs: Charlie Wilson’s War

Directed by Mike Nichols, Universal, cert 15, Released May 5

3rd May, 2008

Directed by Mike Nichols, Universal, cert 15, Released May 5

Mike Nichols’s romping biopic tells the story of Texan Congressman Charlie Wilson (Tom Hanks), who opposed the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in the 1980s. By charming and manipulating Congress, foreign governments and arms dealers, he raised covert funds for the Afghans’ battle against the Soviets.

Philip Seymour Hoffman and Julia Roberts star alongside Hanks. Roberts plays Houston socialite Joanne Herring and Seymour Hoffman –...

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