The Wendell Baker Story

The Wendell Baker Story (2005)

Why not call him a hero?

  • Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
  • Release Date: 2005-08-03
  • User Rating: 5.1/10 from 69 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 39min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Franchise Pictures
  • Production Country: Germany, United States of America
  • Directors: Luke Wilson, Andrew Wilson.
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From 69 Ratings


Luke Wilson plays a good-hearted ex-con who gets a job in a retirement hotel. Three elderly residents help him win back his girlfriend as he lends them a hand in fighting hotel corruption.

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  • 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
  • Angela Alvarado

    as Irma
  • Jo Harvey Allen

    as Wanda King
  • Buck Taylor

    as Bob Draper
  • Billy Joe Shaver

    as Reverend Shackelton
  • Azura Skye

    as May
  • Nicole Swahn

    as Lucy
  • Heather Kafka

    as Marianne
  • Richard Andrew Jones

    as Dr. Van Horn
  • Steve Stodghill

    as Otto Brinker
  • Mark Wallace

    as Federale Officer
  • Raymond Gestaut

    as Sonny Sr.
  • Dennis Williams

    as Leon
  • Spencer Scott

    as Grady
  • Glen Powell

    as Paper Boy
  • Joel Trevino

    as Teo Torres
  • James Coolidge

    as Oliver Torres
  • Mac Davis

    as Agent Buck
  • John Wirt

    as Shouting Guard
  • Mike Ritchey

    as Bus Guard
  • Lucina Paquet

    as Mrs. Ogelsby
  • Charles Sanders

    as Vittorio Infante
  • Randy Stripling

    as Mr. Montoya
  • Robert Musgrave

    as Motorcycle Cop
  • Brady Coleman

    as Lawyer #1
  • Paul Wright

    as Lawyer #2
  • C. Anthony Jackson

    as Nurse Turner
  • Grover Coulson

    as Nurse Percy
  • Grant James

    as Mr. Baird
  • Phyllis Browne

    as Betty
  • Dudley Browne

    as Clark
  • Mathew Greer

    as Eugene
  • Brad Arrington

    as Dr. Crane
  • Mark Seliger

    as Cliff Taggert
  • Abel Pastor

    as Older Mexican Man
  • Matt Hensarling

    as Gary
  • Garry Peters

    as Fed #1
  • Marco Perella

    as Investigator
  • Jesus F. Tellez

    as Mexican Father
  • Ashley Andersen

    as Captain Andersen
  • Isis Stephanie Cerda

    as Flower Girl
  • Raul V. Carrera

    as Younger Mexican Man
  • John C. Wells

    as Frat Boy
  • Brother

    as Junior
Production Oliver Hengst Executive Producer
Sound Aaron Zigman Original Music Composer
Production Mark Johnson Producer
Production Tracee Stanley Executive Producer
Production David Bergstein Executive Producer
Production Jo Edna Boldin Casting
Art David J. Bomba Production Design
Production Wolfgang Schamburg Producer
Production Luke Wilson Producer
Directing Luke Wilson Director
Editing Harvey Rosenstock Editor
Camera Steve Mason Director of Photography
Art Carla Curry Set Decoration
Production Ron Tutor Executive Producer
Art John R. Jensen Art Direction
Directing Andrew Wilson Director
Production David L. Bushell Producer
Costume & Make-Up Estee Stanley Costume Design
Production Ray Angelic Executive Producer
Production Ernst-August Schnieder Executive Producer
Writing Luke Wilson Writer