• The Wendell Baker Story (2005)

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Release Date: May 18th, 2007

DVD Release Date: August 30th, 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.

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

Director: Luke Wilson , Andrew Wilson

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Mobius Entertainment

Distributors: ThinkFilm

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  • 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

  • Slight but consistently entertaining. show more

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

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