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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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Cast

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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
Jon DeVries ...
Alan Swann
Donna Mitchell ...
Judy Swann
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Kate Lewis
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Louis Lewis
Jim DeMarse ...
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

Opening Weekend:

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

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

Louis Lewis: What'd ya get there? You went for the forty? Aww yeah, don't get me started on my college days. I put one of these away myself.
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References Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

When Your Man is Wild
Written by Craig Wedren
Melt Listen Music (BMI)
Performed by Craig Wedren & Rashida Jones
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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