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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 »

Filming Locations:

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital EX

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Even though this is never resolved in the movie, in an interview with moviesonline.ca, Writer and Director Paul Schrader said that the only reason the murder victim was stabbed in the crotch (in addition to his fatal wounds) was "misdirection". 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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Connections

References Blind Ambition (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

Angel Eyes (Kaos Remix)
Performed by Roxy Music
Written by Bryan Ferry & Andy Mackay
Published by BMG Music Publishing Ltd
Licensed Courtesy of Virgin Records Ltd
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A View From The Sidelines
6 January 2010 | by littlemartinarocenaSee all my reviews

To be a walker is to be something if not someone or, if you prefer, a walker is someone without being something. Whatever way you look at it, there is something that it's desperately not there. Woody Harrelson and his character, act. Acting as a way of life. Trying to be trivial all the time runs the risk of making triviality something truly important. We're standing on the sidelines looking in without seeing because if we saw, well, if we saw, things may be dramatically different. This is a film by Paul Schrader - a master in getting into the hearts and souls of the outsiders - and Harrelson is an outsider living in, with a very specific awareness. Great! A film to savor and listen to, attentively. Not very often one can actually say that. Other than Harrelson, Lauren Bacall, Kristin Scott Thomas and Lily Tomlin shine.


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