The first time the audience sees Texas congressman Charlie Wilson (Tom Hanks) in the early 1980s, he seems far from a model politician. Surrounded by strippers, a Playboy Playmate, and cocaine, the naked congressman lies in a hot tub at a party. Despite the distractions, the TV news catches Charlie's attention as Dan Rather reports from a war-torn Afghanistan. As Soviets invade the country, the Afghans lack the money and technology to defend themselves. Enter Joanne Herring (Julia Roberts), a wealthy Texan who champions the cause of Afghanistan and, by extension in the Cold War, America. Together with CIA Agent Gust Avrakotos (Philip Seymour Hoffman), Charlie begins a secret war where he must unite Israel, Pakistan, Egypt, and America to defeat the Soviets. Director Mike Nichols Star Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Amy Adams, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Special Features: Full Frame - 1.33 Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround - English, French, Spanish Subtitles - English (SDH), French, Spanish - Optional Additional Release Material: Making-Of - the Making of CHARLIE WILSON'S WAR Featurette - WHO IS CHARLIE WILSON? Runtime: 102 minutes.