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Director: Alex Cox Cast: Ed Harris
Ed Harris
, Marlee Matlin
Marlee Matlin
, Peter Boyle
Peter Boyle
, Blanca Guerra
Blanca Guerra
Alex Cox


Director: Alex Cox Cast: Ed Harris
Ed Harris
, Marlee Matlin
Marlee Matlin
, Peter Boyle
Peter Boyle
, Blanca Guerra
Blanca Guerra
Alex Cox


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Alex Cox directed this hallucinatory bio-pic starring Ed Harris as 19th-century American adventurer William Walker, who abandoned a series of careers in law, politics, journalism, and medicine to become a soldier of fortune and eventually a Nicaraguan dictator. When his deaf wife (Marlee Matlin) dies of cholera (but not before she utilizes sign language to tell Walker "To Hell with Manifest Destiny"), Walker is backed by multi-millionaire banker Cornelius Vanderbilt (Peter Boyle) to lead a band of mercenaries to Nicaragua in 1855 to make the country safe for Vanderbilt's steamships. When Walker subdues the Nicaraguan opposition, he sets himself up as president and rules the country with unfeeling repression. Finally the Nicaraguans rise up against him, figuring out that "the mad gringo is ripping us off."

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Product Details

Release Date: 04/12/2022
UPC: 0715515270618
Original Release: 1987
Rating: R
Source: Criterion Collection
Sales rank: 4,268

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ed Harris William Walker
Marlee Matlin Ellen Martin
Peter Boyle Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt
Blanca Guerra Yrena
Keith Szarabajka Timothy Crocker
Richard Masur Ephraim Squier
Sy Richardson Capt. Hornsby
René Auberjonois Maj. Siegfried Henningson
Xander Berkeley Bryon Cole
John Diehl Stebbins
Pedro Armendariz Munoz
Roberto Lopez Espinoza Mayorga
Gerritt Graham Norvell Walker
William O'Leary James Walker
Alan Bolt Don Domingo
Miguel Sandoval Parker French
Ramon Alvarez Reporter
Alfonso Arau Raousset
Rene Assa Dr. Jones
Martin Aylett Reporter
Rick Barker Breckenridge
Sharon Barr Darlene
George Belanger Assistant Deputy
Enrique Beraza Corral
Charley Braun Bruno Van Namzer
Kathy Burke Annie Mae
Linda Callahan Mrs. Bingham
Joe Celeste Jury Foreman
David Chung Lul
Tom Collins Reporter
Luis Contreras Benito
Robert Dickman Company Man
Richard Edson Turley
Nestor Mendez Garcia Mendez
Bennet Guillory Achilles Kewen
Fox Harris District Attorney
David Hayman Father Rossiter
Raymund Kettless Reporter
Louis Mathews Priest
Frederick Neumann Wiley marshall
Ed Pansullo Maj. Angus
Edward Tudor-Pole Doubleday
Paulino Rodruguez Castellon
William Rothlein Dewey
Dick Rude Washburn
Zander Schloss Huey
Milton Selzer Judge
J.D. Silvester Huston
Jack Slater Sanders
Spider Stacy Davenport
Joe Strummer Faucet
Dexter Taylor Liverpool
Bob Tzudiker Garrison
William Utay Fry
Norbert Weisser Prange
Michele Winstanley Maid
Ren Woods Alta Kewen
Bruce Wright Anderson
Rudolph Wurlitzer Morgan
Del Zamora Padre Vigil
Richard Zobel Lemuel
Biff Yeager Max/Carpet Bagger

Technical Credits
Alex Cox Director,Editor,Screenwriter
Carlos Alvarez Producer
Rick Barker Stunts
Richard Beggs Sound/Sound Designer
David Bridges Cinematographer
Denis Crossan Cinematographer
Theda Deramus Costumes/Costume Designer
Debbie Diaz Associate Producer
Steven Fierberg Cinematographer
J. Rae Fox Production Designer
Suzie Frischette Set Decoration/Design
Joseph Geisinger Sound/Sound Designer
Peter Glossop Sound/Sound Designer
Marcellino Pacheco Guzman Special Effects
Angel Flores Marini Producer
Cecilia Montiel Art Director
Lorenzo O'Brien Producer
Bryce Perrin Set Decoration/Design
Edward R. Pressman Executive Producer
John Pritchett Sound/Sound Designer
Carlos Puente Editor
Tom Richmond Cinematographer
Morag Ross Makeup
Bruno Rubeo Production Designer
Rafael (Felo) Ruiz Cinematographer
Jorge Sainz Art Director
Miguel Sandoval Casting
Joe Strummer Score Composer
Pam Tait Costumes/Costume Designer
Victoria Thomas Casting
Mary Ellen Woods Asst. Director
Rudolph Wurlitzer Screenwriter

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