The Walker (2007)
Wednesday 14th November 2007
An exhilarating crime thriller set in the opulent world of Washington D.C.'s political elite, The Walker sees a brutal murder threaten to shatter a community. Written and directed by Paul Schrader (Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, American Gigolo), and featuring an acclaimed cast including Woody Harrelson, Kristin Scott Thomas, Willem Dafoe, Lily Tomlin and Lauren Bacall, The Walker is released to buy and rent on DVD on 14th January 2008 from Pathe Distribution Ltd.
Carter Page III (Harrelson; The People vs. Larry Flynt, Natural Born Killers) is the social butterfly of Washington's political elite. Known as a 'walker', his time is spent escorting the elegantly coiffed but lonely wives of Washington's political elite to the social events their husbands are uninterested in attending. Whether it's to the opera or dinner, or for a game of cards, Carter is their most sought-after and willing companion.
When his best friend Lynn Lockner (Scott Thomas; The English Patient, Gosford Park), the beautiful, smart, adoring wife of a Senator, discovers her lover has been brutally murdered, she instinctively turns to Carter for help. Caught in a web of intrigue and mixed motives, Carter suddenly finds himself implicated in the killing. As his friends desert him and the net grows tighter, he must race against time to find a way to clear his name.
Written as the final part of Schrader's 'lonely man' trilogy, don't miss the chance to own this compelling tale of murder and deception on DVD this January. Immerse yourself further in the Washington political scene with DVD special features for The Walker include a Q&A with Paul Schrader, a behind-the-scenes featurette and a photo gallery.
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