The Wendell Baker Story

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The Wendell Baker Story
Theatrical release poster
Directed byAndrew Wilson
Luke Wilson
Produced byDavid L. Bushell
Mark Johnson
Written byLuke Wilson
StarringLuke Wilson
Eva Mendes
Owen Wilson
Eddie Griffin
Kris Kristofferson
Harry Dean Stanton
Seymour Cassel
Will Ferrell
Mobius Entertainment
MHF Zweite Academy Film
Franchise Pictures
Distributed byWendell Distribution Inc.
Release date
  • March 11, 2005 (2005-03-11)
Running time
99 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$8 million[1]
Box office$153,169[2]

The Wendell Baker Story is a 2005 American comedy film directed by Luke Wilson and Andrew Wilson and starring Luke Wilson, Eva Mendes, Owen Wilson, Eddie Griffin, Kris Kristofferson, Harry Dean Stanton, Seymour Cassel, and Will Ferrell. It premiered at the 2005 South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin, Texas, in March 2005.


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 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.

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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