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Walker

Walker

1987 / 94min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: ALEX COX

CAST: ED HARRIS, RICHARD MASUR, RENE AUBERJONOIS, GERRIT GRAHAM, MARLEE MATLIN

Cox’s true-story anachronistic period picture injects the spirit of the spaghetti Western into a story particularly pertinent to Reagan-era U.S. tampering in the affairs of Central America. Shot on location in Nicaragua, as the Sandanistas clashed with the American-backed Contras, Ed Harris plays William Walker, a Manifest Destiny zealot who follows a failed putsch in Mexico with a successful 1855 overthrow of the Nicaraguan government, backed by big robber baron bucks.