Charlie Wilson's War | 2007
Clip Name: Weapons Expert Advice
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.
Mike! Yeah, just a second.
Need you now, Mike.
Mike Vickers, this is Congressman Charles Wilson
of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee.
How are you, sir? Fine, thank you.
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.
Look... MAN: Mike!
Yeah, bishop to queen's knight 7.
See? He's playing without even looking at the board.
That's a useful skill
if Afghanistan's ever invaded by Boris Spassky.
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.
No one's trying to fuck with you! MAN: Mike?
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.