The True Story of Charlie Wilson (2008)


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You've seen Hollywood's version of this remarkable tale, now take the opportunity to look behind the scenes and find out how boisterous Texas congressman Charlie Wilson and aggressive CIA operative Gust Avrakotos (aka "Dr. Dirty") really armed the Afghan Mujahideen in the most expansive campaign in CIA history. The effects of Wilson and Avrakotos' efforts are still being felt around the globe nearly two decades after the fact, making their story as relevant in the new millennium as it was when … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Special Interest
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On DVD: Apr 29, 2008
History Channel, The


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As a supplement to Charlie Wilson's War, it's a bit redundant yet fills in enough of the gaps to remain worthy of a peek.

Full Review… | June 11, 2008

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