Charlie Wilson's War | 2007

Clip Name: Weapons Expert Advice


  • Character
  • Unknown

    All right, here's a test.

    You see the nerdy-looking kid in the white shirt

    playing against the four guys at once?


    Which one of the guys do you think is a strategic weapons expert

    with the CIA?

    That was a trick question, Charlie.

    It's the nerdy-looking kid in the white shirt.

    All right, no reason this can't be fun, you know.

  • Chess Player

    Mike! Yeah, just a second.

    Need you now, Mike.

  • Unknown

    Keep playing.

  • Chess Player

    Mike Vickers, this is Congressman Charles Wilson

  • Unknown

    of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee.

    How are you, sir? Fine, thank you.

  • Charlie Wilson

    How old are you? I'll be 30 next week.

    This is the CIA's weapons expert?

    One of them. But he's the most senior.

  • Chess Player

    Look... MAN: Mike!

  • Mike Vickers

    Yeah, bishop to queen's knight 7.

  • Gust Avrakotos

    See? He's playing without even looking at the board.

  • Unknown

    That's a useful skill

  • Charlie Wilson

    if Afghanistan's ever invaded by Boris Spassky.

  • Unknown

    Did my office not make it clear to Langley that I'm in no mood

    to be fucked around with? Charlie...

    You answer to me or you answer to Jim Baker. Which do you want?

    All right, the guy's a fucking Green Beret, Charlie. He trained with the SEALs.

  • Chess Player

    No one's trying to fuck with you! MAN: Mike?

  • Unknown

    Yeah, what was your move? Knight to queen's bishop 5.

    All right, queen to king's rook 3.

    Guy on the right, you don't want to trade queens with me.


    All right, I apologize.

    Okay. Everybody friends?

    As a former naval officer myself, Mike, I should've known better.

    As a former naval officer, I'd have been surprised if you had.

    Now, what the fuck? Hey.

    He said he was sorry. Hey.

    What can I do for you, sir?

    All right, he wants to make a recommendation to his Subcommittee.

    Now, the Swiss made Oerlikon S.T.A. Antiaircraft cannon, that's what you'd use

    to shoot down the Ml-24 Hind gunship in the mountains, right?

    Well, the Oerlikon's a good start,

    but the Russians will just start flying higher altitude missions.

    So what else do they need?

    Same thing you give us. AK-47 s, AK-74s, AKMS.

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