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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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Ephraim Squier
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Timothy Crocker
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Byron Cole
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Ellen Martin
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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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Yrena
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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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4 December 1987 (USA)  »

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Os Imortais  »

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$5,800,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$257,043 (USA)
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Alex Cox's second and last film produced by Universal Pictures, the first was Repo Man. He was later offered Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998) but was fired from the project. Universal eventually took over and hired Terry Gilliam to direct. 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

William Walker: One must act with severity, or perish.
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Referenced in Dispatches from Nicaragua (2008) See more »

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Oh My Darling Clementine
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Written by Percy Montrose
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a masterpiece
29 September 2003 | by (Decatur, GA) – See all my reviews

Alex Cox has created a visionary work. This film is a masterpiece. It's a one and a half hour joke with an incredible punchline that indelibly changed how I view the world. Ed Harris is a dead ringer for the "grey eyed man of destiny". I couldn't see anyone else in this role. He's a perfect fit. This is an incredibly original work of historical fiction that tells a truly timeless story (pardon the pun) in a way that one could never forget.

By all means, find this movie!


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