RIP Congressman Charlie Wilson

Circumstances have once again forced me to delay the already-delayed box office preview until sometime tonight (tomorrow morning for those of you in the east).

In the meantime, I just heard that the real-life Texas Democrat behind “Charlie Wilson’s War,” the entertaining film directed by Mike Nichols and starring Tom Hanks in the title role, has passed on.

The movie was fun, but if anyone out there is curious about how things were really done both in congress and the CIA during the seventies and eighties, the late George Crile’s nonfiction book, Charlie Wilson’s War, is a must. The film is only a reflection.


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