The Wendell Baker Story

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The Wendell Baker Story
Directed by Andrew Wilson
Luke Wilson
Produced by David L. Bushell
Mark Johnson
Written by Luke Wilson
Starring Luke Wilson
Eva Mendes
Owen Wilson
Eddie Griffin
Kris Kristofferson
Harry Dean Stanton
Seymour Cassel
Will Ferrell
Distributed by Wendell Distribution Inc.
Release dates
  • March 11, 2005 (2005-03-11)
Running time
99 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $8 million[1]
Box office $153,169[2]

The Wendell Baker Story is a 2005 American film. It is the first film directed by Luke Wilson and his eldest brother Andrew Wilson. It premiered at the 2005 South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin, Texas, in March 2005. The film stars Luke Wilson, along with his brother Owen.


Luke Wilson appears as good-hearted ex-con Wendell Baker working in a retirement home, with Luke's other brother, Owen Wilson, as the home's head nurse. Eva Mendes co-stars as Luke Wilson's character's love-interest, Doreen. Baker, along with three residents of the home, help him win Doreen back; and, Baker helps them fight the corrupt staff. The film also features Eddie Griffin, Kris Kristofferson, Harry Dean Stanton, Seymour Cassel and Will Ferrell.


Production notes[edit]

The film has been developed through Mobius Entertainment and produced by Mark Johnson of CBS. It was filmed in Austin, Texas and was released on DVD for rental in a number of European countries, and was distributed theatrically by ThinkFilm starting on May 18, 2007. It was released on DVD in the United States on October 30, 2007.

See also[edit]

  • McTeague, the 1899 novel by Frank Norris


  1. ^ "The Wendell Baker Story – Box Office Data". The Numbers. Retrieved 22 November 2011. 
  2. ^ "The Wendell Baker Story (2007)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 22 November 2011. 

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