This documentary tells the life of Charlie Wilson and his involvement with fighting the Russians on Afghanistan soil. Based on George Crile’s book produced for The History Channel, this film chronicles the extraordinary life of Charlie Wilson and his personal battle to break the back of the soviets in Afghanistan.
No one suspected that playboy Congressman Charlie Wilson and his partner Gust Avrakotos–an aggressive CIA agent nicknamed Dr. Dirty –would mastermind the covert arming of the Afghan Mujahideen in what became the largest and most successful campaign in CIA history.
THE TRUE STORY OF CHARLIE WILSON profiles this unorthodox alliance, and chronicles the epic journey the two men undertook to guarantee the success of their freedom fighters. Now, THE HISTORY CHANNEL examines the unforeseen and far-reaching effects of the CIA s efforts to assist the Afghan rebels in the fight against the Soviet Union–namely, the Afghan uprising against the West. Revealing the full story behind the Hollywood blockbuster Charlie Wilson s War, THE TRUE STORY OF CHARLIE WILSON penetrates the inner-workings of the CIA to uncover the men and the designs that have returned to haunt America today.