In the early 1980s, hard-drinking Texas Congressman Charlie Wilson (Tom Hanks)─known for his addiction to pork-barrel projects─spearheads a massive covert operation to help Afghani rebels defeat the invading Soviet army. Charmed by the overtures of a Houston socialite (Julia Roberts), Wilson pursues the project with idealistic vigor. Based on true events, director Mike Nichols' satirical drama co-stars Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams. 102 min. Widescreen; Soundtracks: English DTS HD 5.1 Master Audio, French DTS 5.1; Subtitles: English (SDH); featurettes.