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Walker, Universal ; written by Rudy Wurlitzer ; directed by Alex Cox ; an Edward R. Pressman production in association with Incine ; producer, Angel Flores Marini ; produced by Lorenzo O'Brien ; a film by Alex Cox ; Walker Film Production, Inc

Summary
A hallucinatory biopic that breaks all cinematic conventions from British director Alex Cox, tells the story of nineteenth-century American adventurer William Walker, 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 ultra patriotism and a freewheeling condemnation of 'manifest destiny.' Featuring a powerful score by Joe Strummer and a performance of intense, repressed rage by Harris, it remains one of Cox's most daring works
Language
eng
Edition
Director-approved Blu-ray edition.
Note
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1987
Physical Description
1 videodisc (94 min.), sound, color, 4 3/4 in.
Specific Material Designation
videodisc
Isbn
9781681439242

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