The Walker (2007)

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An escort who caters to Washington D.C.'s society ladies becomes involved in a murder case.



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Ethan Withal
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Carter Page III holds a special place in Washington society: the gay son and grandson of powerful men, he has connections, manners, and he's no threat, so he's an available escort when a woman's husband would rather not accompany her to a public event. When the secret lover of one of his women friends is murdered, she asks Carter to cover for her, and his acquiescence gets him into immediate trouble with the police and an ambitious prosecutor. Carter, with the help of his lover Emek, starts his own investigation. They're warned off by someone's hired muscle. Can Carter figure out what happened or will he lose more than he realizes he has? Human behavior is a mystery. Written by <>

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Rated R for language, some violent material and nude images | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

10 August 2007 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

O Acompanhante  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£44,623 (UK) (10 August 2007)


$77,177 (USA) (1 February 2008)

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2.35 : 1
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Paul Schrader told HX magazine that Woody Harrelson refused to do any publicity for this movie because he was dissatisfied with his own performance in it. See more »


Carter Page III: It'll all work out.
Ethan Withal: Don't be naïve.
Carter Page III: I'm not naïve... I'm superficial.
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References Fail-Safe (1964) See more »


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"Strange how things work out"
9 December 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

THE WALKER is an extremely biting, well written, dark suspense thriller by Paul Schrader with a knock out cast of actors that blend right into their nasty characters with humor and a killing sense of themselves and their self worth. As one character points out, "it's always about the money", and in THE WALKER, I would say that it is ALWAYS about POWER and the perception of what people think of you and the power you hold.

Woody Harrelson is simply terrific in his role of "Walker", and you are reminded of Truman Capote and the attention he gave to society women to propel his importance of being a "gossip monger". The film also brings to the surface the superficiality of "nail a star, be a star", and the underlying elements of what it takes to make it in Washington politics. THE WALKER, like CAPOTE and INFAMOUS, leaves you with a desire to find a life built on something more than being famous and well known and for Woody Harrelson, to create a relationship built upon the honesty of his sexuality.

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