CHAR­LIE WIL­SON’S WAR

Tues­day 12pm, Seven (M) ★★★

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - TV Guide - - Movie Reviews -

Di­rec­tor Mike Nichols had a story so out­ra­geous it had to be true and the dream pair­ing of Hol­ly­wood A-lis­ters Tom Hanks and Ju­lia Roberts. Nichols’ aim is usu­ally spot on and he nailed this one, too. Char­lie Wil­son, who died in of­fice in 2010, aged 78, was a 12-term Demo­cratic Party con­gress­man from Texas. Un­der the nose of the Rea­gan ad­min­is­tra­tion, he con­spired with a rene­gade CIA agent Gust Avrako­tos ( Phillip Sey­mour Hoff­man) to ap­pro­pri­ate bil­lions of dollars to sup­port the Afghan mu­jahideen against Soviet oc­cu­pa­tion.

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