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The Baxter (2005)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 24 April 2005 (USA)
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)  »

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O Encalhado  »

Box Office

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

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$181,872 (USA) (14 October 2005)
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Despite playing a couple in the film, Michelle Williams and Paul Rudd never actually share any scenes together. See more »

Goofs

In the Dartmouth pep rally flashback, Tanner is holding a girl's lacrosse stick. See more »

Quotes

Ed: I mean Elliot, you got my knickers all up in a pinch here!
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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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References The Mighty Mouse Playhouse (1955) See more »

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Don't Tell
Written by Craig Wedren
Melt Listen Music (BMI)
Performed by Birdman (as BABY)
Produced by Craig Wedren
Mixed by Lee Mars
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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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