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The Baker (2007)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Thriller | 26 May 2008 (Spain)
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A hit man has second thoughts about his career and seeks refuge from his boss by finding work as a baker in a rural Welsh village.

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Eggs
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Brian Hibbard ...
Bob
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Alun Thomas
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Leo
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Stan
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Martha Edwards
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Gareth Llewellyn
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A hit man has second thoughts about his career and seeks refuge from his boss by finding work as a baker in a rural Welsh village.

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It's a recipe for disaster.

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Comedy | Thriller

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content, some partial nudity, violence and brief language | See all certifications »

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26 May 2008 (Spain)  »

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Assassin in Love  »

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$2,500,000 (estimated)
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At the beginning of the movie, Damien Lewis' character is listening to a meditation recording. In the TV show, Life, Lewis plays an ex-con police officer who also listens to meditation recordings. See more »

Goofs

The 3rd Generation Glock 17 handgun used by Milo (and later found by Eggs) is not "made almost entirely of plastic, making it undetectable by metal detectors" as claimed. It does have a polymer frame, but the slide (top portion), barrel and internals are all made of metal that would be easily detected by a metal detector. Also, while considerably quieter, a suppressed 9mm handgun is still much louder than depicted in most movies to include this one. See more »

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Man: [in recording] In a moment, when I say the number three, you will enter a state of deep relaxation. All the stresses and worries of the day will fall away, and you will feel completely relaxed. As you fall towards a feeling of tremendous well being, deeper and deeper, one... deeper, two... deeper, three
Milo 'The Baker' Shakespeare: [flips the recording off]
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References Le Samouraï (1967) See more »

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Jump in the Line
Written by Lord Kitchener
Performed by Harry Belafonte
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One of the funniest films in the last few years
24 November 2010 | by See all my reviews

I want to make a stand for The British Who Enjoyed This Film. We've watched this a few times with others and everybody has been in stitches, and are spreading the word.

The comic timing and perfect delivery of the dialogue is superb, its simplicity and cadence brilliant (but obviously lost on some who found it 'wooden'), enhanced by a set of very comic characters. It's refreshing to see actors from a wider pool employed instead of the same-old same-old hi-popularity niche.

The choreography fits the music like a glove - one of the best sex scenes ever. :-) Don't get put off by the nay-sayers - they'd probably not enjoy street theatre either.


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