Walker (1987)

R  |   |  Biography, Drama, History  |  4 December 1987 (USA)
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An unconventional retelling of the life of William Walker, a 19th century American mercenary leader who became the president of Nicaragua.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ephraim Squier
Maj. Siegfried Hennington
Timothy Crocker
Capt. Hornsby
Byron Cole
Ellen Martin
Muñoz (as Pedro Armendariz)
Roberto López Espinoza ...
Norvell Walker
James Walker


William Walker and his mercenary corps enter Nicaragua in the middle of the 19th century in order to install a new government by a coup d'etat. All is being financed by an American multimillionaire who has his own interest in this country. Written by Volker Boehm

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4 December 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Os Imortais  »

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$5,800,000 (estimated)


$257,043 (USA)

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Principal photography on this picture was filmed during March, April and May 1987. See more »


This film is littered with anachronisms (for example: modern cars, color printed magazines and coca cola bottles). However, these are clearly an artistic choice by the film-maker and cannot be considered true 'goofs'. See more »


Yrena: I have a weakness for small men. Small puritans obsessed by power.
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Silver Threads Among the Gold
Music by H.P. Danks
Lyrics by Eben E. Rexford
Arranged by Joe Strummer
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one of the greatest films I have ever seen
23 February 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This is one of the greatest films i have ever seen. The only issue I have with it is that it is out of print. I'd do almost anything to find a copy. While not the most accurate account of LITERAL history, it still provides decent reference as long as it is taken in its intended symbolic context. It is a truly profound portrayal, a historical as well as a relevant political statement filled with striking imagery and an outstanding score. Possibly too abstract for some, but in all actuality a most outstanding movie. If anyone knows where i might be able to find a copy of this I would be most obliged. I recommend it to anyone interested in...well I recommend it to anyone really.

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