Before Rambo.. Before Oliver North...
UNLESS A MAN BELIEVES THAT THERE IS SOMETHING GREAT FOR HIM TO DO, HE CAN DO NOTHING GREAT.
The astonishing story of William Walker, a real-life American soldier of fortune, whose Latin American escapades in the mid-1800's continue to have ripple effects in U.S. policy even to this day. Ed Harris portrays the idealistic Walker, a doctor, lawyer and journalist who at age 32 leads a bloody and violent invasion of Nicaragua at the request of robber baron Corbelius Vanderbilt (Peter Boyle).
In short order Walker declares himself president of the country in the belief that America has a moral right to "protect our neighbours from oppression". Director Alex Cox continually jars the audience with anachronistic humour by populating the world of 1855 with copies of Newsweek , cigarette machines, personal computers and helicopters! An all star cast featuring Oscar® winner Marlee Matllin underscores the important message of this bold satire.
© Universal City Studios and Northern Distribution Partners.
Director: Alex Cox
Cast: Ed Harris, Richard Masur, Rene Auberjonois, Keith Szarabajka, Sy Richardson, Xander Berkeley, John Diehl, Peter Boyle, Marlee Matlin, Alfonso Arau, Pedro Armendáriz Jr., Roberto López Espinoza, Gerrit Graham, William O'Leary, Blanca Guerra
Genre: Drama, Documentaries and Biographies, Action and Adventure
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