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The Wendell Baker Story (2005)

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Luke Wilson plays a good-hearted ex-con who gets a job in a retirement hotel. Three elderly residents help him win back his girlfriend as he lends them a hand in fighting hotel corruption.

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Luke Wilson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Luke Wilson ... Wendell Baker
Eva Mendes ... Doreen
Jacob Vargas ... Reyes Morales
Owen Wilson ... Neil King
Harry Dean Stanton ... Skip Summers
Kris Kristofferson ... L.R. Nasher
Seymour Cassel ... Boyd Fullbright
Eddie Griffin ... McTeague
Will Ferrell ... Dave
Angela Alvarado ... Irma (as Angela Alvarado Rosa)
Jo Harvey Allen ... Wanda King
Buck Taylor ... Bob Draper
Billy Joe Shaver ... Reverend Shackelton
Azura Skye ... May
Nicole Swahn Nicole Swahn ... Lucy
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Storyline

Near the Texas-Mexico border, Wendell Baker has a few things going for him: his genial nature and optimism and the love of Doreen. His troubles? He dances around telling her that he loves her, and his idea of work is illegal. He's arrested, imprisoned, and she puts him behind her when she realizes that even prison is just a good excuse for him to play football with the guys. When he is paroled, it's to a job in the "hotel industry" at a board and care home for seniors, where the head nurse is running a scam. Three of the residents respond to Wendell's good heart. Can they expose the scam and help Wendell win back Doreen? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Why not call him a hero?

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some crude and sexual humor and language | See all certifications »
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Country:

Germany | USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

3 August 2005 (Belgium) See more »

Also Known As:

A Wendell Baker balhé See more »

Filming Locations:

Lakeway, Texas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$48,120, 20 May 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$127,144, 8 July 2007
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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Luke Wilson hired his mother, a professional photographer, to take stills on the set. When Mrs. Wilson saw that photographer Mark Seliger was also taking stills, she demanded that Seliger be fired. Instead, Luke fired his mother. According to Luke, the crew was unhappy about this, and brother Andrew rehired Mrs. Wilson. See more »

Quotes

Neil King: [Neil is spoofing Wendell Baker in front of McTeague] "Thank you very much for this job. It's my first job in the hotel buisness
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Soundtracks

I Feel Right
Written by Joseph Henry, Gabriel Roth and Phillipe Lehman
Performed by Joseph Henry
Courtesy of Desco Records
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Wilsons shine in this talented film
23 February 2006 | by Ragdoll31See all my reviews

This is the type of film that makes you feel good, no matter what mood you are in. Luke shines as the title character and he shows the world what he can really do. Owen is his golden self. His comedy and talent is evident and he proves he can do evil with comedy added. The chemistry between these two Texans's is evident as they light up the screen . The directing by Andrew and Luke Wilson is amazing and makes you wish you were there. They draw you into the film from the first second. Its a light hearted look at how your life can be turned around by various means. The Wilsons have struck gold with this wonderful tale. Full of love, comedy, triumph and a feel good factor. This film needs to be seen worldwide. To show how talented these Wilsons really are.


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