Wendell Baker Story

Wendell Baker Story

Director: Andrew Wilson

Cast: Andrew Wilson, Luke Wilson, Owen Wilson, Kris Kristofferson

     
 

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Owen, Luke, and Andrew Wilson combine their fraternal filmmaking talents to tell the character-driven tale of a small-time con man who gets a fortuitous shot at redemption while working in a run down retirement community. Wendell Baker (Luke Wilson) is a con man whose large heart betrays his criminal mind. Confident to a fault and consistently cool-headed, Baker is… See more details below

Overview

Owen, Luke, and Andrew Wilson combine their fraternal filmmaking talents to tell the character-driven tale of a small-time con man who gets a fortuitous shot at redemption while working in a run down retirement community. Wendell Baker (Luke Wilson) is a con man whose large heart betrays his criminal mind. Confident to a fault and consistently cool-headed, Baker is the kind of grifter who's always quick with a comeback and never lets the law get in the way of making a quick buck. When Wendell is busted for selling counterfeit Texas driver's licenses to undocumented Mexican migrant workers, he coasts through his prison sentence with the same unflappable attitude that made him the perfect swindler in the outside world. In order to pass the time behind bars without causing waves, mellow convict Wendell buries his nose in books about hotel management checked out from the prison library. Upon release the optimistic ex-con is distraught to discover his girlfriend Dorren (Eva Mendes) has taken up with a quick-tempered grocer (Will Ferrell) and his former partner Reyes (Jacob Vargas) has been forced into retirement by his law-abiding wife. Looking to put his hotel management know-how to good use and determined to win Doreen back, Wendell soon takes a job at the Shady Grove retirement hotel. Little does Wendell realize that scheming Shady Grove head nurse Neil King (Owen Wilson) has been dabbling in fraudulent Medicare payments and forced labor, and has no qualms about pinning his crimes on the carefree ex-convict. Now, if benevolent knave Wendell has any hope of turning the tables on his unscrupulous nemesis and proving that nice guys don't always finish last, he'll have to enlist the aid of fed-up Shady Grove residents Boyd (Seymour Cassel), Skip (Harry Dean Stanton), and Nasher (Kris Kristofferson), who are all more than willing to strike back at their casually cruel caretaker.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/30/2007
UPC:
0821575555753
Original Release:
2005
Rating:
PG13
Source:
Velocity / Thinkfilm
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:40:00

Special Features

Afternoon at Luke's With Harry Dean Stanton and Seymour Cassel; Making Wendell Baker: On location with the Wilsons; Bonus scenes; Inside Wendell Baker - a commentary from Luke Wilson and Andrew Wilson; Special musical performance by Billy Joe Shaver; The Wendell Baker photo album; Theatrical trailer; Trailer gallery

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Luke Wilson Wendell Baker,Actor
Owen Wilson Neil King,Actor
Kris Kristofferson Nasher,Actor
Eva Mendes Doreen,Actor
Seymour Cassel Boyd,Actor
Harry Dean Stanton Skip,Actor
Eddie Griffin McTeague,Actor
Jacob Vargas Reyes,Actor
Will Ferrell Dave Bix,Actor

Technical Credits
Andrew Wilson Director
Luke Wilson Director,Screenwriter
Ray Angelic Executive Producer
David Bergstein Executive Producer
John Bissell Musical Direction/Supervision
David J. Bomba Production Designer
David L. Bushell Producer
Pud Cusack Sound/Sound Designer
John R. Jensen Art Director
Marco Londoner Asst. Director
Mark Johnson Producer
Steve Mason Cinematographer
Harvey Rosenstock Editor
Estee Stanley Costumes/Costume Designer
Tracee Stanley-Newell Executive Producer
Owen Wilson Screenwriter
Aaron Zigman Score Composer

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Wendell Baker Story
1. Opening Sequence [6:16]
2. Tigris of Texas [5:13]
3. Drawing Attention [5:25]
4. Blood of Kings [6:20]
5. Approved [5:21]
6. Shady Grove [6:33]
7. Graffiti Business [6:46]
8. A Real Character [6:06]
9. Nasher [5:56]
10. When the Levee Breaks [6:24]
11. Here's the Deal [6:06]
12. The Greyhound Treatment [6:47]
13. Pie in the Oven [5:42]
14. Got Jacked [7:27]
15. Things Just Work Out [5:38]
16. End Credits [6:57]

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