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-19th century with copies of Newsweek, cigarette machines, personal computers and helicopters! An all-star supporting cast featuring Peter Boyle and Marlee Matlin underscores the important message of this bold satire.