A friend (and sleeping partner) Joanne Herring (Julia Roberts) encourages Wilson to get more involved in the Afghanistan-Soviet fight, and Wilson visits an Afghan refugee camp in Pakistan.
Together, with rogue-CIA agent Gust Avrakotos (Philip Seymour Hoffman) they are able to get Afghanistan the weapons they need and take the $5 million dollar anti-communism budget and expand it to $500 million.
Wilson becomes a hero, but in the end he worries about what his actions may have on the U.S.-Afghan relationship in the future.
Sort of fitting now, I guess.
Anyway, that is just a quick recap - a lot happens in a movie that really only has a small premise. But, I did enjoy it.
I actually enjoyed Hoffman more than Hanks in the film. I wasn't really thrilled with Hanks' Southern accent, but it wasn't the worst I have heard. Again, Roberts is not my favorite - and I wasn't too thrilled with her in this film.
Overall, not an amazing film, but enjoyable - for at least one watch.