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The Baxter (2005)

 -  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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Elliot Sherman
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Caroline Swann
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Bradley Lake
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Wendall Wimms
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Ed
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Stella
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Benson Hedges
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Dan Abbott
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Sonya Simmons
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Alan Swann
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Judy Swann
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Kate Lewis
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Louis Lewis
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Leonard Sherman
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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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A romantic comedy for anyone who's ever been dumped.

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for brief sexual humor and some drug references | See all certifications »
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24 April 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bakouri apo kounia  »

Box Office

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

Gross:

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

Michael Ian Black and Catherine Lloyd Burns play a couple named "Ed" and "Stella". These are the names of two television shows starring Michael Ian Black. See more »

Goofs

In the opening wedding scene, the father of the bride (Caroline) places her hand in the groom, Elliott's hand. In the second version toward the film's end, he doesn't. See more »

Quotes

Cecil Mills: You know how I said they had singing in Cincinnati? I lied.
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Crazy Credits

There are two additional scenes after the movie ends. After the first half of credits, a new scene appears showing the ending from the perspective of Dan (Paul Rudd), who finds himself a Baxter as well. After all of the credits is an additional scene with Elliot's friends from the bar after he left, telling another story. See more »

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Cocaine Versus Pot and Beer
Written & Performed by Rats With Wings
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Then I Slipped you My Big, Fat, HEYYYYY!
18 September 2005 | by (Santa Cruz, CA) – See all my reviews

I really like "The Baxter." Now, I am a confessed Showalter, Wain, Black, The State, "Wet Hot", Stella fanatic, so I obviously have a history with these guys and their particular brand of humor. This is a great, sweet, hilarious little movie. These State alumnus guys have a very intelligent, interesting, off kilter type of humor that is definitely love it or not get it. Watch "Stella" sometime with a room full of your friends. Half of them will laugh extremely hard, and half of them won't get it. If you are familiar with Show and his humor, you will love this film. Its much more subtle than Stella or Wet Hot American Summer, but there are some huge laughs in it. It is probably the only romantic comedy I've ever seen that I really like. Highly recommended!


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