The Baxter (2005)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  24 April 2005 (USA)
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In the style of a Howard Hawks comedy, Baxter follows the twists and turns of a young man's life during the two weeks before his wedding.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Elliot Sherman
Caroline Swann
Bradley Lake
Wendall Wimms
Benson Hedges
Dan Abbott
Sonya Simmons
Jon DeVries ...
Alan Swann
Donna Mitchell ...
Judy Swann
Kate Lewis
Louis Lewis
Jim DeMarse ...
Leonard Sherman


In the style of a Howard Hawks comedy, Baxter follows the twists and turns of a young man's life during the two weeks before his wedding.

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A romantic comedy for anyone who's ever been dumped.


Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for brief sexual humor and some drug references | See all certifications »


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Release Date:

24 April 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bakouri apo kounia  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$37,437 (USA) (26 August 2005)


$181,872 (USA) (14 October 2005)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The church scene was filmed at Christ Church on Clinton and Kane Streets, Brooklyn See more »


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Ed: I mean Elliot, you got my knickers all up in a pinch here!
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Crazy Credits

Special thanks to ... everyone at Goldcrest ... See more »


References Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997) See more »


Born Curious
Written by Craig Wedren
Melt Listen Music (BMI)
Performed by Baby (as BABY) featuring Matthew Caws
Produced by Craig Wedren
Mixed by Lee Mars
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A funny little risk
29 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Though I originally saw "The Baxter" based on the fact that I loved the Internet shorts "Stella" I wasn't disappointed when the styles of comedy differed. Baxter takes such a clever angle at filming the tired romantic date movie. The concept of looking at the tale of the knight in shining armor returning to save the leading lady on her wedding day through the eyes of the guy left at the alter is hysterical. This fallows the rules of new comedies that concentrate on oddballs to be there focus, movies like "Napoleon Dynamite" & "Punch Drunk Love". The Baxter is a fun little movie with a great knowledge of film (even if it doesn't practice perfect cinematography) and a good heart. See it.

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