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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Elliot Sherman
... Caroline Swann
... Cecil Mills
... Bradley Lake
... Wendall Wimms
... Ed
... Stella
... Benson Hedges
... Dan Abbott
... Sonya Simmons
Jon DeVries ... Alan Swann
... Judy Swann
... Kate Lewis
... Louis Lewis
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

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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  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$37,437, 28 August 2005, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$181,872, 16 October 2005
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A Baxter is the character in every romantic comedy who is the "sensible" choice. He/she is the current boyfriend/fiance of one of the main characters, who gets left at the altar/airport/wedding rehearsal when the main character realizes she's in love with the unpredictable passionate romantic interest. See more »

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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 »

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Louis Lewis: What'd ya get there? You went for the forty? Aww yeah, don't get me started on my college days. I put one of these away myself.
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Referenced in Half in the Bag: 2016 Movie Catch-up (2016) See more »

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Written by Theodore Shapiro, Craig Wedren and Angela McCluskey (as Angela McClusky)
Mudluscious Music (BMI) / Spirit Music, Melt Listen Music (BMI), McTrouble Music (BMI)
Performed by Theodore Shapiro & Angela McCluskey (as Angela McClusky)
Produced by Craig Wedren
Mixed by Lee Mars
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Then I Slipped you My Big, Fat, HEYYYYY!
18 September 2005 | by 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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