The Wendell Baker Story
|The Wendell Baker Story|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Andrew Wilson
|Produced by||David L. Bushell
|Written by||Luke Wilson|
Harry Dean Stanton
MHF Zweite Academy Film
|Distributed by||Wendell Distribution Inc.|
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.
- Luke Wilson as Wendell Baker
- Eva Mendes as Doreen
- Jacob Vargas as Reyes Morales
- Owen Wilson as Neil King
- Harry Dean Stanton as Skip Summers
- Kris Kristofferson as L. R. Nasher
- Seymour Cassel as Boyd Fullbright
- Eddie Griffin as McTeague
- Will Ferrell as Dave Bix
The film was 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.
- McTeague, the 1899 novel by Frank Norris
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