Alex Cox

Walker

Walker

A hallucinatory biopic that breaks all cinematic conventions, Walker, from British 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 many months, the dictator of Nicaragua. Made with mad abandon and political acuity—and the support of the Sandinista army and government during the contra war—the film uses this true tale as a satirical attack on American ultrapatriotism and a freewheeling condemnation of “manifest destiny.” Featuring a powerful score by Joe Strummer and a performance of intense, repressed rage by Harris, Walker remains one of Cox’s most daring works.

Film Info

  • United States
  • 1987
  • 94 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.85:1
  • English
  • Spine #423

Director-Approved Special Edition Features

  • Restored high-definition digital transfer, approved by director Alex Cox, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Audio commentary by Cox and screenwriter Rudy Wurlitzer
  • Dispatches from Nicaragua, a documentary about the filming of Walker
  • On Moviemaking and the Revolution, reminiscences about the production twenty years later from an extra on the film
  • Walker 2008 and On the Origins of “Walker” (2016), two short films by Cox (Blu-ray only)
  • Behind-the-scenes photos
  • Trailer (Blu-ray only)
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • PLUS: Essays by film critic Graham Fuller, Wurlitzer, and Linda Sandoval

    Blu-ray cover by Paul Mavrides (pictured); DVD cover by Marc English

Purchase Options

Coming soon, available Apr 12, 2022

Special Features

  • Restored high-definition digital transfer, approved by director Alex Cox, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Audio commentary by Cox and screenwriter Rudy Wurlitzer
  • Dispatches from Nicaragua, a documentary about the filming of Walker
  • On Moviemaking and the Revolution, reminiscences about the production twenty years later from an extra on the film
  • Walker 2008 and On the Origins of “Walker” (2016), two short films by Cox (Blu-ray only)
  • Behind-the-scenes photos
  • Trailer (Blu-ray only)
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • PLUS: Essays by film critic Graham Fuller, Wurlitzer, and Linda Sandoval

    Blu-ray cover by Paul Mavrides (pictured); DVD cover by Marc English
Walker
Cast
Ed Harris
William Walker
Peter Boyle
Cornelius Vanderbilt
Marlee Matlin
Ellen Martin
Richard Masur
Ephraim Squier
Sy Richardson
Captain Hornsby
Blanca Guerra
Doña Yrena
René Auberjonois
Major Siegfried Henningson
Xander Berkeley
Byron Cole
Alfonso Arau
Raousset
Credits
Director
Alex Cox
Screenplay
Rudy Wurlitzer
Producer
Lorenzo O'Brien
Editing
Alex Cox
Editing
Carlos Puente
Music
Joe Strummer
Executive producer
Edward R. Pressman
Associate producer
Debbie Diaz
Sound
Richard Beggs
Production design
Bruno Rubeo
Cinematography
David Bridges
Art direction
Cecilia Montiel
Art direction
Jorge Sainz
Set decoration
Bryce Perrin

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