Tom Hanks Archives
Charlie Wilson’s War

Character: Charlie Wilson
Directed by: Mike Nichols
Written by: Aaron Sorkin
Produced by: Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman
Other cast: Julia Roberts, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, Ned Beatty
Release date: December 21, 2007
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Running time: 1h 42min

A drama based on a Texas congressman Charlie Wilson's covert dealings in Afghanistan, where his efforts to assist rebels in their war with the Soviets have some unforeseen and long-reaching effects.


→ A stiff drink. A little mascara. A lot of nerve. Who said they couldn’t bring down the Soviet empire.
→ Based on a true story. You think we could make all this up?
→ When the world wasn’t watching, they changed it forever.
→ Based On The Outrageous True Story.

Character’s Quotes

• These things happened. They were glorious and they changed the world… and then we fucked up the endgame.
• You know you’ve reached rock bottom when you’re told you have character flaws by a man who hanged his predecessor in a military coup.
• First off, I’d appreciate it if you didn’t throw my name around quite so much, because from time to time I use it myself, and I need it in good condition.