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Cox, Alex, 1954- (film director,, film editor.). Wurlitzer, Rudolph, (screenwriter,, writer of accompanying material.). O'Brien, Lorenzo, (film producer.). Szarabajka, Keith, (actor.). Richardson, Sy, (actor.). Berkeley, Xander, 1955- (actor.). Diehl, John, 1950- (actor.). Guerra, Blanca, 1953- (actor.). Fuller, Graham, 1956- (writer of added commentary.). Pressman, Edward R., (film producer.). Flores Marini, Angel, (film producer.). Harris, Ed, 1950- (actor.). Masur, Richard, (actor.). Auberjonois, René, 1940- (actor.). Boyle, Peter, 1935-2006 (actor.). Matlin, Marlee, (actor.). Sandoval, Miguel, 1951- (actor.). Strummer, Joe, (composer,, actor.). Directed by Alex Cox. (Cast).

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

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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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