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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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Raousset
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Muñoz (as Pedro Armendariz)
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Mayorga
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Norvell Walker
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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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$5,800,000 (estimated)

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$257,043 (USA)
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Just after Walker has been informed of his victory in Nicaragua, he leads his troops toward Granada past a grave with a cross inscribed "Sam Peckimpah" (sic). See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Yrena: You were very good last night. Not great, but for a gringo good enough.
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Oh My Darling Clementine
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Bravura
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Visionary movie-making. I will not write any spoiler, so I can't describe the brilliant way Cox expresses his story with some mind-bending visual and verbal devices. Some might dismiss it as trickery, but I think of it as magical realism.

William Walker was a real person and his "liberation" of Nicaragua did take place, roughly as shown in this movie. Cox and Wurlitzer took some major liberties with historic details- perhaps for narrative pace, budget reasons, or whatever. I read quite a lot about Walker and Nicaragua after seeing this movie and there's no distortion for ideological reasons.

If you value originality, subtlety, honesty and an occasional slap in the face, see this movie. I envy first-time viewers.


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