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The Wendell Baker Story

Release Date: May 18th, 2007

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.

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Directors: ,

Genres: Comedy

Distributor: ThinkFilm

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

  • Slight but consistently entertaining. show more

  • Despite a terribly conceived coda, Luke and his brothers have mostly succeeded, thanks in large part to sharp dialogue, a solid vintage soundtrack (Rick Nelson's "Garden Party" features prominently) and some great older actors -- Cassel is a particular standout -- from the heyday of American cinema. show more

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