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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 95 min.)) : sound, color.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Universal Pictures : 1987.

Content descriptions

Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Directed by Alex Cox.
Participant or Performer Note:
Ed Harris, Richard Masur, Rene Auberjonois, Keith Szarabajka, Sy Richardson, Xander Berkeley, John Diehl, Peter Boyle, Miguel Sandoval, Marlee Matlin, Blanca Guerra.
Summary, etc.:
The astonishing story of a real-life American soldier of fortune who declared himself president of Nicaragua in 1855 and ruled the country for two turbulent years. William Walker (Ed Harris) puts together a band of mercenaries and leads a violent and bloody invasion of the Latin American nation. He then installs himself as the self-proclaimed leader in the belief that he knows what's best for the country's citizens. Director Alex Cox continually jars the audience with anachronistic humor by populating the mid-Nineteenth Century with copies of Newsweek, cigarette machines, personal computers and helicopters! An all-star supporting cast featuring Peter Boyle and Oscar winner Marlee Matlin underscores the important message of this bold satire.
Target Audience Note:
Rated R.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Walker, William, 1824-1860.
Filibusters > Nicaragua > Biography.
Nicaragua > History > Filibuster War, 1855-1860 > Drama.
Genre: Feature films.
Biographical films.
Historical films.
Adventure films.
War films.

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