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PG-13| 1 hr. 39 min.

Plot Summary
Career con artist Wendell Baker (Luke Wilson) discovers he has a talent for straightening out tense situations. Following his release from jail, he decides to pursue a new career in the hospitality industry, and winds up at a retirement home. His new boss (Owen Wilson) is a mean-spirited man who steals the residents' money and treats them like slaves, and tries to involve Wendell in his schemes. Instead, Wendell casts his lot with the residents and helps them fight back.

Cast: Luke Wilson , Owen Wilson , Kris Kristofferson , Eva Mendes , Seymour Cassel , Harry Dean Stanton , Eddie Griffin , Jacob Vargas

Directors: Luke Wilson , Andrew Wilson

Genres: Comedy

Distributor: ThinkFilm

The Wendell Baker Story (2005)

Release Date: March 11th, 2005|1 hr. 39 min.

critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 63
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Directing seems to suit Luke, who also does some of his best work to date on screen. show more

  • 50
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    A shiny shell of a movie, "TWBS" is pretty to look at, and occasionally fun to watch. But ultimately, it's an exercise in futility - for the participants, who can do so much more, and the audience, which deserves so much better. show more

  • 60
    The Hollywood Reporter

    In large part the film succeeds, feeling like a good-natured throwback. show more

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