Carter Page III is a society "walker" whose job entails squiring the wives of the rich and powerful to events their husbands could not accompany them to. When one of his friends, Lynn, wife of a liberal senator finds her lover murdered, he agrees to say he found the body to save her and her husband political embarrassment. Soon Carter is caught in a web of Washington intrigue and mixed motives and the people he considered friends are deserting him one by one.
Very good performance from the experienced actors and you don't notice it's shot on a small budget partly on the Isle of Man. According to the writer/director it's a follow up from Taxi Driver and American Gigolo. So we follow this man entertaining his wealthy female friends, because their husbands don't have time or aren't interested - he goes so far to cover for one of them, but will he be rewarded? A touch of conspiracy - after all this takes place in Washington DC.
You can’t help but admire Woody Harrelson’s suit/tie combinations and the pitch-perfect re-creation of the shadow-world of Washington politics in “The Walker”, which focuses on the bored and cynical wives of the power players, but there’s precious little action to get your teeth into. There’s a rather half-hearted foot chase and a some threatening behaviour in a bar, but mostly it’s a question of sitting back and watching Woody realising how empty and precarious his existence on the margins of this world is as his friends and confidantes close ranks against him. Like Woody’s character, the film is great to look at but short of substance.