The Walker

Genre:  Drama, Thriller
DVD: May 20, 2008

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Cast: Woody Harrelson, Kristin Scott Thomas, Lauren Bacall, Ned Beatty, Moritz Bleibtreu, Mary Beth Hurt, Lily Tomlin, Willem Dafoe

Synopsis

Carter Page (Woody Harrelson) is a well-heeled and popular Washington, D.C. socialite who serves as confidant, companion, and card partner to some of the capitol’s leading ladies.

These pampered women are married to the most powerful men in America, and when their husbands are too busy running the country to attend to their wives, they turn to their "gay best friend," Carter, for warmth, wit, and wisdom.

Carter's loyalty is tested when his dearest friend (Kristin Scott Thomas) finds herself on the brink of a scandal that could destroy her reputation and her husband's career. Offering to cover for her, Carter suppresses incriminating evidence, only to find himself the chief suspect in a criminal investigation.

Suddenly, this well-connected man-about-town is a pariah, hounded by the police and forced to find the true culprit and clear his name. More importantly, he must re-examine whether it is important to be accepted by a society based on betrayal, hypocrisy, and corruption.

Director: Paul Schrader
Studio: THINKFilm
Producer(s): Deepak Nayar
Screenplay: Paul Schrader

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