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This historically-based satirical film follows the 1855 invasion of Nicaragua by American William Walker (Ed Harris). Walker led a group of revolutionaries to take over the country and proceeded to appoint himself president on behalf of the government of the United States.

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Ed Harris
as William Walker
Richard Masur
as Ephraim Squier
Rene Auberjonois
as Maj. Siegfried Hennington
Keith Szarabajka
as Timothy Crocker
Sy Richardson
as Capt. Hornsby
Xander Berkeley
as Bryon Cole
John Diehl
as Stebbins
Peter Boyle
as Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt
Marlee Matlin
as Ellen Martin
Alfonso Arau
as Raousset
Gerrit Graham
as Norvell Walker
William O'Leary
as James Walker
Alan Bolt
as Don Domingo
Miguel Sandoval
as Parker French
René Assa
as Dr. Jones
Bennet Guillory
as Achilles Kewen
Bruce Wright
as Anderson
Charley Braun
as Bruno Van Namzer
Linda Callahan
as Mrs. Bingham
Ren Woods
as Alta Kewen
Frederick Neumann
as Wiley marshall
David Hayman
as Father Rossiter
Sharon Barr
as Darlene
Kathy Burke
as Annie Mae
Fox Harris
as District Attorney
Eddie Pansullo
as Maj. Angus
Jack Slater
as Sanders
Spider Stacey
as Davenport
Del Zamora
as Padre Vigil
Ed Pansullo
as Maj. Angus
George Belanger
as Assistant Deputy
Dick Rude
as Washburn
Bob Tzudiker
as Garrison
Spider Stacy
as Davenport
Rick Barker
as Breckenridge
Robert Dickman
as Company Man
Joe Celeste
as Jury Foreman
Martin Aylett
as Reporter
Ramon Alvarez
as Reporter
Tom Collins
as Reporter
Dexter Taylor
as Liverpool
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I really don't get the appeal. I like Alex Cox, but this is just...bad.

Ken Stachnik
Ken Stachnik

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A historical biopic on acid and about 13 other hard drugs! Alex Cox's "WALKER" is a feverish, unbelievably delirious film that while based on facts, refuses to limit itself in any way or take any obvious direction (in what other film could a 19th century Mercenary possibly make the covers of both TIME MAGAZINE and NEWSWEEK). I haven't seen a film this ridiculous in some time, but I actually really liked it! A part of me feels this film is some kind of odd work of manic genius; the other part of me thinks I'm completely insane for admitting that!

Michael S
Michael S

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[font=Century Gothic]"Walker" starts in 1853 as William Walker(Ed Harris) barely survives his botched attempt at liberating a corrupt section of Mexico. Since that went so well, he is approached by Cornelius Vanderbilt(Peter Boyle) to head an expedition to Nicaragua to stabilize the country so he can profit off the overland route and a future canal. Walker is at first reluctant but joins up when his fiancee Ellen(Marlee Matlin) dies of cholera.[/font] [font=Century Gothic][/font] [font=Century Gothic]"Walker" is a wildly entertaining and exuberant movie incredibly based on a true story about a delusional man.(Anytime you start to believe your own press, you have problems, especially if you own a newspaper for that express purpose.) Directed by Alex Cox in a style that could best be termed as Peckinpah on mescaline, the movie utilizes more than its fair share of anachronisms to highlight the timelessness of the plot. Cox's intent was to indirectly comment on the covert war against the Sandinistas in the 1980's but since economic imperialism is eternal, then why could we not apply this movie's lessons to Iraq instead? [/font]

Walter M.
Walter M.

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A strange war movie with black humour and no regard for historical accuracy. It's told very well, and very bloody throughout, but the comedy makes it watchable. The long climax with the civilian slaughter and burning of the city, with the mesermizing music by Joe Strummer of "The Clash" - is powerful and unforgettable. Ed Harris is devilish in his role as William Walker. I wish the lazy folks at Universal Home Video would release this to Region 1 DVD.

Lafe Fredbjornson
Lafe Fredbjornson

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