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The Baxter (2005)

PG-13 | | 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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Michael Showalter

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Jon DeVries ... Alan Swann
Donna Mitchell ... Judy Swann
Haviland Morris ... Kate Lewis
David Wain ... Louis Lewis
Jim DeMarse 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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for brief sexual humor and some drug references | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

IFC [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 April 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

O Encalhado See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$37,437, 28 August 2005

Gross USA:

$181,872

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$181,872
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Peter dinklage's Characters name is "benson hedges", the name of a cigarette brand. 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

Benson Hedges: Oh it's like a railroad apartment. Choo Choo!
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Crazy Credits

Special thanks to ... everyone at Goldcrest ... See more »

Connections

Referenced in Half in the Bag: 2016 Movie Catch-up (2016) See more »

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Don't Melt
Written & Performed by Rats With Wings
Courtesy of Brendan Fitzpatrick and David Hurtgen
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Then I Slipped you My Big, Fat, HEYYYYY!
18 September 2005 | by reverendtomSee 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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