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Baxter! (1973)

PG | | Drama | 18 October 1973 (Spain)
A young American boy unable to overcome a speech defect is disturbed by the constant bickering of his parents, and when they get divorced, he slides into an emotional breakdown.

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Roger Tunnell
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Chris Bentley
Lynn Carlin ...
Mrs. Baxter
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Sally Thomsett ...
Nemo Newman
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Mr. Rawling
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Mr. Baxter
Ian Thompson ...
Dr. Walsh
Ronald Leigh-Hunt ...
Mr. Filshie
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Mrs. Newman
George Tovey ...
George
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Nurse Kennedy
Frank Singuineau ...
Dr. Barbour
Mavis Villiers ...
Woman in Aircraft
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A young American boy unable to overcome a speech defect is disturbed by the constant bickering of his parents, and when they get divorced, he slides into an emotional breakdown.

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Chris makes a reference to Roger Tunnell as the Galloping Gourmet of France. Galloping Gourmet was the title of Graham Kerr's television cooking program and became the name with which Kerr marketed himself. See more »

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[Roger's mother is ranting and raving, and slaps Roger's face when he won't talk to her after suffering a nervous breakdown. Dr Clemm slaps Mrs Baxter's face to shock her out of her rage]
Dr. Roberta Clemm: [quietly but menacingly] I hate violence, Mrs Baxter, and tomorrow I'm going to hate myself for this, but right now I warn you if you so much as move, I'm going to break you into little pieces.
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References Casablanca (1942) See more »

Soundtracks

Falling in Love Again
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Written by Friedrich Hollaender, sometimes co-credited to Reginald Connelly, with English lyrics by Samuel Lerner
Performed by Britt Ekland
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Scott Jacoby steals the show again
14 March 2002 | by (Austin, TX) – See all my reviews

In the early 70s, I never heard of a kid actor named Scott Jacoby. Then one week I saw him in like 3 movies in a row airing in the middle of the night. Baxter! isn't as good as "Bad Ronald," but it held my interest even though I was just a kid, and it's still a great film today. Scott plays this kid Roger with a lisp and he has to get speech therapy. He kinda comes of age while going through this. Sounds kind simple, and it is, but it has some intense moments. Good stuff.


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