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The Baxter -- 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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Writer (WGA):
Michael Showalter (written by)
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A romantic comedy for anyone who's ever been dumped.
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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. | Add synopsis »
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An absolutely delightful sort of aside in the whole romantic comedy industry See more (42 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Michael Showalter ... Elliot Sherman

Elizabeth Banks ... Caroline Swann

Michelle Williams ... Cecil Mills

Justin Theroux ... Bradley Lake

Zak Orth ... Wendall Wimms

Michael Ian Black ... Ed

Catherine Lloyd Burns ... Stella

Peter Dinklage ... Benson Hedges

Paul Rudd ... Dan Abbott

Katharine Powell ... Sonya Simmons
Jon DeVries ... Alan Swann
Donna Mitchell ... Judy Swann

Haviland Morris ... Kate Lewis

David Wain ... Louis Lewis
Jim DeMarse ... Leonard Sherman
Leslie Lyles ... Sheila Sherman

A.D. Miles ... Bar Baxter #1

Joe Lo Truglio ... Bar Baxter #2

Seth Herzog ... Bar Baxter #3
Jonathan Marc Sherman ... Deaf Bar Baxter
Peter Stadlen ... Young Elliot

Abby Wathen ... Kimberly (as Abigail Wathen)
Gabriel Millman ... Max

Sarah Drew ... Serena
Chris Spain ... Tanner Bates
Marylouise Burke ... Delores

Ken Marino ... Jack Mechanic
Audrie Neenan ... Pastor Pritchard

Bobby Tisdale ... Emcee
Michael Portnoy ... Interpretive Dancer

Maya Goldsmith ... Muffy

Jenny Maguire ... Peg
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Madeleine Dauzart ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Christina Lauren ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)

Jack McBrayer ... Elliot's Friend (uncredited)

Melisa McGregor ... Lilly (uncredited)

Matt Mercer ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Andrea Rosen ... Bridesmaid (uncredited)

Jennifer Scott ... 80's Prom Girl (uncredited)

Directed by
Michael Showalter 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Michael Showalter (written by)

Produced by
Holly Becker .... executive producer
Caroline Kaplan .... executive producer
Galt Niederhoffer .... producer
Erin Owens .... associate producer (as Erin Elizabeth Owens)
Celine Rattray .... producer
Jonathan Sehring .... executive producer
Jonathan Shoemaker .... co-producer
Reagan Silber .... producer
Daniela Taplin Lundberg .... producer
 
Original Music by
Theodore Shapiro 
Craig Wedren 
 
Cinematography by
Tim Orr (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Jacob Craycroft 
Sarah Flack 
 
Casting by
Susie Farris 
 
Production Design by
Mark White 
 
Set Decoration by
Lisa Scoppa 
 
Costume Design by
Jill Kliber 
Jill Newell 
 
Makeup Department
Robert Chiu .... assistant hair stylist
Andrea DiVicenzo .... key hair stylist (as Andrea Divincenzo-Rivera)
Maya Hardinge .... key makeup artist: additional photography
Jason Hayes .... assistant hair stylist
Cassandra Keating .... assistant makeup artist (as Cassandra Mucha)
Julia Lallas .... assistant makeup artist: additional photography
Susan Reilly LeHane .... key makeup artist (as Susan Reilly Lehane)
Tania Ribalow .... assistant makeup artist
Amanda Ross .... assistant makeup artist
 
Production Management
Sophia Lin .... production manager
Jonathan Shoemaker .... unit production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kara Doherty .... second assistant director: additional photography
Matt Lake .... second second assistant director
Brad O'Connor .... second second assistant director: additional photography
Jason Rody .... second assistant director (as Jason 'Rowdy' Rody)
Curtis Smith .... first assistant director: additional photography
 
Art Department
Rise Abramson .... scenic
Scott Canfield .... leadman
Maus Drechsler .... assistant prop master: additional photography (as Anna Katerina Drechsler)
Neil Driscoll Jr. .... on-set dresser
Emily Gaunt .... charge scenic
Greg Izzo .... set dresser
Katie Kemsley .... camera scenic
Winicjusz Lysik .... scenic
Halina Marki .... scenic
Michele Mayas .... camera scenic artist (as Michelle Mayas)
Celia Parker .... scenic
Duke Scoppa .... prop master
Sylvia Trapanese .... scenic foreman
Jonathan Unger .... assistant propmaker
Joe James .... set dresser (uncredited)
Acacia Thompson .... art department intern (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Shaun Brennan .... foley artist
Rachel Chancey .... recording engineer
Stuart Deutsch .... sound mixer
Jeremy Frindel .... editing room assistant
Anguibe Guindo .... boom operator: additional photography (as A.G. Guindo)
Ken Hunold .... consultant: Dolby Sound
Eric Milano .... foley artist
Eric Milano .... sound editor
Kelly Neese .... boom operator
Tom Paul .... sound re-recording mixer
Tom Paul .... supervising sound editor
Bonny Perkins .... sound editing intern (as Bonny 'Free Range' Perkins)
Noah Timan .... sound mixer: additional photography (as Noah Vivek Anand Timan)
Larry Hopkins .... layback sound mixer (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Jennifer Russomanno .... title designer (uncredited)
Keith Yurevitz .... visual effects (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Manny Siverio .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Steve Baker .... best boy grip
Wesley Battle .... dolly grip (as Wes Battle)
Hugo Bonilla .... electric
Nicole Brait .... electric
Michael F. Burke .... camera loader
Jean Chen .... electric
Matthew Clark .... camera operator
Luis Contreras .... grip
Matt Craig .... gaffer (as Matthew K. Craig)
Cat Crosby .... dolly grip: additional photography
Eric Gearity .... key grip
Justin Scott Gravatt .... gaffer: additional photography (as Justin Gravatt)
Justin Scott Gravatt .... third electrician (as Justin Gravatt)
Michael N. Green .... generator operator
Susan Heller .... electric
Laura Hudock .... camera loader
Milly Itzhak .... camera loader
Linda Kallerus .... second assistant camera (as Linda Slater)
Jeff Kim .... company electric: additional photography
Josh Kraszewski .... best boy electric: additional photography
Deidre Lally .... best boy electric
Ted LeHane .... grip (as Ted Lehane)
Marcus Lehmann .... electric
Jessica Miglio .... still photographer
Paul Niccolls .... grip
Elizabeth O'Brien .... electric
Craig Pressgrove .... first assistant camera
Ken Thompson .... company grip: additional photography
Hector Toledo .... grip
J. Dan Wright .... light balloon technician
 
Casting Department
Susan Fried .... extras casting
Jennifer Halpern .... casting assistant
Sasha Vaughan .... casting intern (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Pattie J. Barbosa .... wardrobe supervisor (as Pattie Barbosa)
Heidi Bivens .... assistant costume designer
Amy Burt .... costumer
Anita Ellis .... costumer (as Anita D. Ellis)
Raul Siro Ferreira .... costumer (as Raul Ferreira)
Mei Lai Hippisley Coxe .... wardrobe supervisor: additional photography
Abigail Stowe .... wardrobe shopper
Lawrence Tarzy .... costumer
Saeyoung Vu .... costume provider
Erin Benach .... costume intern (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Janet Gaynor .... assistant editor
Matthew H. Giordano .... assistant editor
David Pultz .... color timer
Steve Lemley .... color timer (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Glen Caplin .... music supervisor
Lee Mars .... music scoring mixer (uncredited)
Adam Moreno .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
David Babcock .... transportation captain: additional photography
Roy Fortier .... teamster captain
John Palumbo .... teamster co-captain
 
Other crew
Pastor Alvarado III .... production assistant
Carina Alves .... craft service: additional photography
Victor Avila .... set production assistant: additional photography
Leah Baley .... intern
Erin Benach .... production assistant
Sasha Bratt .... intern
Jeffrey A. Brown .... location manager (as Jeff Brown)
Rachel V. Caruso .... intern
Courtney Casale .... product placement coordinator
Juan Castro .... parking assistant
David Chernak .... intern
Tara Clancy .... intern
Emily J. Collins .... intern (as Emily Collins)
Seth Copans .... script supervisor
Seth Copans .... script supervisor: additional photography
Jen Cox .... production accountant
Juan Cruz .... set production assistant
Daniel Dong .... office production assistant
David Fishel .... intern
Lauren Fritz .... location scout
Jermaine Gelzer .... parking assistant
Joanne Getson .... assistant location manager: additional photography
Graham Goetz .... assistant location manager (as Graham Walker Goetz)
Shelley Herbert .... production assistant
Matthew Hysell .... parking assistant
Ronald Hysten .... office production assistant
Ryan Iverson .... assistant to director
Joe James .... production assistant
Antoine Johnson .... parking assistant
Nettie Kent .... intern
Matthew G. King .... production assistant (as Matthew King)
John Kouromihelakis .... key set production assistant
Deva Lord .... set production assistant
Leanne Maira .... set production assistant
Nicole Berlin Marra .... legal services
Michael Masarof .... production assistant
Ingrid Miller .... parking assistant
Jeffrey K. Miller .... assistant to director
Buckley W. Morgan .... set production assistant (as Wayne Morgan)
Kristal D. Moseley .... production office assistant (as Kristal Moseley)
Jason Mottley .... craft service (as Jason Motley)
Iliana Nikolic .... production executive
Christian Obregon .... parking assistant
Alison Riesel .... set production assistant: additional photography (as Allison Riesel)
Adrielle Roberts .... craft service assistant
Vernon Rodriquez .... parking coordinator
Paul Schmidt .... intern
Joseph Seraphin .... parking assistant
Clarence Sharpe .... key set production assistant: additional photography (as Clarence Sharp)
Natasha Stewart .... production secretary
Edward Tejada .... parking assistant
Acacia Thompson .... intern
John Urban .... set production assistant: additional photography
Kevin Walter .... production assistant
Kenneth Watson .... parking assistant
Nils Widboom .... location scout
Michael K. Reynolds .... chef (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Gulce Agirkaya .... special thanks
Peter Basich .... special thanks
Stacey Bendet .... special thanks
Joan Bennerson .... special thanks
Howard Bernstein .... special thanks
Margot Brunell .... special thanks
Kimberly Carver .... special thanks
Liliana Casabel .... special thanks
Toby Ceccini .... special thanks
Priscilla Dean .... special thanks
Herberto Distant .... special thanks
Lorenzo Distant .... special thanks
Jon Ein .... special thanks
Stephen Elbar .... special thanks
Antonio Feruggio .... special thanks
Scott Fleischman .... special thanks
Adam Forgash .... special thanks
Roula Foukas .... special thanks
Yolanda Frank .... special thanks
Kevin Ginty .... special thanks
Robert Goldsmith .... special thanks
Tariq Hakeem .... special thanks
John Hamburg .... special thanks
Clifford Harkness .... special thanks
Bill Harris .... special thanks
Tauhg Healy .... special thanks
Ian Helfer .... special thanks
Anne Hubbell .... special thanks
Henrietta Hudson .... special thanks
Richie Jackson .... special thanks
Maria Jelinek .... special thanks
Rick Jenow .... special thanks
C.J. Johnson .... special thanks (as CJ Johnson)
Rashida Jones .... special thanks
Mark Kassen .... special thanks
Vinca LaFleur .... special thanks
Sarah Lash .... special thanks
Amy Liu .... special thanks
Blanca Lopez .... special thanks
Ted Lundberg .... special thanks
Donald Marquez .... special thanks
Joe McGuinness .... special thanks
Erin McPherson .... special thanks
Jon Minton .... special thanks
Jake Mrkvicka .... special thanks
Tony O'Flaherty .... special thanks
Miné Ozpinna .... special thanks
Peter Principato .... special thanks
G. Tyrone Reddie .... special thanks (as Father G. Tyrone Reddie)
Payson Robbins .... special thanks
Abie Roffé .... special thanks
David Roffé .... special thanks
Sarina Roffé .... special thanks
Andrea Rosen .... special thanks
Gina Ruiz .... special thanks
Marisa Ryan .... special thanks
Jeremy Scott .... special thanks
Saadia Shapiro .... special thanks
Gus Sheha .... special thanks
Elaine Showalter .... special thanks
English Showalter .... special thanks
Oberon Sinclair .... special thanks
Mike Spera .... special thanks
Karin Stanley .... special thanks
Jim Stern .... special thanks
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Rated PG-13 for brief sexual humor and some drug references
Runtime:
91 min
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Did You Know?

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:
Continuity: 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:I hear bears can smell menstrual blood from a mile away.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in The Making of 'The Baxter' (2005) (TV)See more »
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22 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
An absolutely delightful sort of aside in the whole romantic comedy industry, 7 March 2006
Author: Polaris_DiB from United States

The Baxter This is probably one of the most underrated films I've seen yet, considering that it's style is basically generic romantic comedy (meaning the makers underrated it themselves), it's gotten little to no viewership... I never even heard of it before I picked it up off the wall (it was next in line).

Anyway, you know all those movies about how the man and the woman love each other but can't figure it out, so the woman almost marries the wrong person before the man crashes the wedding and sweeps her away? Well this is the story of the guy left at the altar, and his search for the "right woman" as well when his character is defined as the safe, content "nice guy" that women are supposed to erroneously try to marry when their lively romantic relationships go awry. Basically that's the long way of saying that this guy is an accountant who spends his time reading the dictionary as a private pleasure, and now he realizes that he'd like to actually get the girl too.

What's absolutely wonderful about this film is that Elliot knows that his problem is that he's such a harmless nice guy, but he knows that being a harmless nice guy is a really great thing to be if you don't take into account that that means losing a lot of relationships because women are more interested in romance risk-takers. So he has to battle his own personality with his own personality while his friends give him TERRIBLE advice that sounds good (we've been there, now haven't we?), he surrounds himself with completely superficial people because superficiality is the only way he knows to fit in, and he totally doesn't notice the direct and not-so-subtle advances from the "right girl" who is, also, way too nice to take risks as well.

In short, it's an absolutely delightful sort of aside in the whole romantic comedy industry, but still uses a lot of the tropes and techniques usual to the form to keep it simple and enjoyable for everyone.

--PolarisDiB

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