A hallucinatory biopic that breaks all cinematic conventions, Walker, from director Alex Cox, tells the story of nineteenth-century American adventurer William Walker (Ed Harris), who abandoned a series of careers in law, politics, journalism, and medicine to become a soldier of fortune, and for several years dictator of Nicaragua. Made with mad abandon and political acuity--and the support of the Sandinista army and government--the film uses this true tale as a satirical attack on American ultrapatriotism and a freewheeling condemnation of "manifest destiny." Featuring a score by Joe Strummer and a performance of repressed rage by Harris, Walker remains one of Cox's most daring works.
Ed Harris,Blanca Guerra,Marlee Matlin,Peter Boyle,Rene Auberjonois,Richard Masur
Cox's odd serio-comical chronicle of American lawyer and journalist William Walker, who led the Nicaraguan revolution of the 1850s.