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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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Paul Schrader

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Paul Schrader
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Woody Harrelson ... Carter Page III
Kristin Scott Thomas ... Lynn Lockner
Lauren Bacall ... Natalie Van Miter
Ned Beatty ... Jack Delorean
Moritz Bleibtreu ... Emek Yoglu
Mary Beth Hurt ... Chrissie Morgan
Lily Tomlin ... Abigail Delorean
Willem Dafoe ... Larry Lockner
William Hope ... Mungo Tenant
Geff Francis Geff Francis ... Detective Dixon
Steven Hartley ... Robbie Kononsberg
Garrick Hagon ... Mungo Tenant
Michael J. Reynolds ... Ethan Withal
Allen Lidkey Allen Lidkey ... Andrew Salesperson
Stewart Alexander ... Edgar
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Storyline

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 <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Everyone loves a good scandal

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 August 2007 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

O Acompanhante See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£44,623 (United Kingdom), 12 August 2007, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,525, 9 December 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$77,177, 3 February 2008
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Dolby Digital EX

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The name of the cocktail that Carter Page III (Woody Harrelson) is seen drinking various times throughout the movie is a Sea Breeze. See more »

Goofs

The second time Woody Harrelson's character is interrogated by the police, he has a gold waistcoat on. However, when he leaves the building the waistcoat had disappeared. See more »

Quotes

Natalie Van Miter: Oh, Car. Let me give you a piece of Washington wisdom. Never stand between your friend and a firing squad.
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References Blind Ambition (1979) See more »

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Angel Eyes (Kaos Remix)
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"Strange how things work out"
9 December 2007 | by screenwriter-14See 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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