#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – In the early 1980s, Charlie Wilson is a womanizing US congressional representative from Texas who 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, prodded by his major conservative supporter, Houston Socialite Joanne Herring, Wilson learns about the plight the people are suffering in the brutal Soviet occupation of Afghanistan. With the help of the maverick CIA agent, Gustav “Gust” Avrakotos, Wilson dedicates his canny political efforts to supply the Afghan mujahideen with the weapons and support to defeat the Soviet Union. However, Charlie Wilson eventually learns that while military victory can be had, there are other consequences and prices to that fight that are ignored to everyone’s sorrow.
Plot: The true story of Texas congressman Charlie Wilson’s covert dealings in Afghanistan, where his efforts to assist rebels in their war with the Soviets had some unforeseen and long-reaching effects.
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Good Movie, Bad History.
That’s my four word review.
While Charlie Wilson is a flamboyant character, he was a minor player in securing assistance to the Afghan rebels in their war with the Soviets.
President Ronald Reagan, Secretary of Defense Casper Weinberger, CIA Director William Casey, Undersecretary of Defense Fred Ikle, along with a bipartisan coalition led by Texas Democrat Charlie Wilson in the House and New Hampshire Republican Gordon Humphrey in the Senate, provided Stinger missiles to the mujahadeen. (Some feared this action might lead to the missiles’ capture and copying by the Soviets.)
So you have at least six players, including Reagan, involved five of them conservative Republicans. I guess they made a movie about Charlie Wilson (widely known as “the liberal from Lufkin”) because he was the only Democrat who “got it”.
I suppose in a Hollywood where “JFK” and “Titanic” are considered good history, we should not expect anything more.
America saves the world….again.
When the American movie industry tries to critically look at their own government they make damn sure it looks good even when it’s bad.
The film does 1 thing right it demonstrates perfectly what is wrong with the American politics. The motto seems to be to f**k with whoever it takes to get things done!!! Mix an American Congressmen, a CIA agent, a Jew and an Arab… just to f**k the Ruskies. Thanks to US for giving us Osama Bin Laden.
The disappointment of the film comes in the face of muddling up the issues: using imagery of Afghan children with no arms and the stories of soviet atrocities and then making a blatant attempt to suggest a link between those and the reasoning behind the American help. Every sensible person knows why the $1,000,000,000 was raised… not the dying Afghani children that’s for sure.
As usual the serious issues are covered into facade of bullshit dialogue. “Here is to you, you M***r F*****s” Hoffmam chants at the end, all that’s missing is the American flag in the background and the stupid military solutes. The films can not help but leave the aftertaste of the feeling of American pride and glee on how we (the Americans) have saved the world… once again. Not even the last 5 minutes of the film can save it, where an attempt is being made to stop praising yourself and wake up to the fact that its just another American F**k up.
The acting and editing was good though.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 42 min (102 min)
Genre Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Director Mike Nichols
Writer Aaron Sorkin (screenplay), George Crile (book)
Actors Tom Hanks, Amy Adams, Julia Roberts, Philip Seymour Hoffman
Country USA, Germany
Awards Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 22 nominations.
Production Company Playtone Productions
Sound Mix SDDS, DTS, Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex Millennium XL, Panavision Primo and Angenieux Optimo Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Platinum, Panavision Primo and Angenieux Optimo Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA, EFILM Digital Laboratories, Hollywood (CA), USA (digital intermediate)
Film Length 2,788 m (Sweden), 2,809 m (Portugal, 35 mm)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision2 50D 5201, Vision2 250D 5205, Vision2 500T 5218)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (4K) (master format), Super 35 (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (spherical) (Kodak Vision 2383), D-Cinema