Win tickets to the Odeon, Weston

The Weston & Somerset Mercury has teamed up with the Odeon, Weston, to offer two lucky readers the chance to each win a...

OSCAR winners Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts and Philip Seymour Hoffman star in Charlie Wilson's War (15).The film tells the true story of how a playboy congressman, a renegade CIA agent and a beautiful Houston socialite joined forces to lead the largest and most successful covert operation in history.In the early 1980s Afghanistan was brutally invaded by the Russians. Believing the American response to the invasion was weak, Charlie Wilson, played by Hanks, decides to aid the Mujahideen, the Afghan freedom fighters.Charlie is a bachelor congressman from Texas who has a passion for strippers and drugs. However, this masks an extraordinary mind, a deep sense of patriotism and a passion for the underdog.Charlie's friend and patron, Joanne Herring, played by Roberts, is one of the wealthiest women in Texas and a virulent anti-communist.Charlie's partner in his uphill endeavour is CIA agent Gust Avrakotos, played by Hoffman.The three of them travel the world to form unlikely alliances among the Pakistanis, Israelis, Egyptians, arms dealers, law makers and even a belly dancer.Their efforts contributed to the fall of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War, with consequences that reverberate throughout the world today.* The Weston & Somerset Mercury has teamed up with the Odeon, Weston, to offer two lucky readers the chance to win a pair of tickets to see a film of their choice, subject to availability. To enter please answer the following question: In the early 1980s what is the name of the country that was invaded by Russians?* Closes: 9am on January 18.* Usual Archant rules apply and the editor's decision is final. Please check the availability with Weston Odeon box office before arrival with your winning tickets.


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