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THE WENDELL BAKER STORY
Cast: Luke Wilson, Owen Wilson, Seymour Cassel, Eddie Griffin, Kris Kristofferson, Eva Mendes, Harry Dean Stanton, Jacob Vargas, Spencer Scott, Buck Taylor, Paul Wright, Jo Harvey Allen, Mathew Greer, Grant James, Azura Sky, Angela Alvarado
Directors: Andrew Wilson, Luke Wilson
Countries: USA / Germany
USA: 99 mins
USA Rated: PG-13 for some crude and sexual humor and language
USA Release Date: 18 May 2007 (Limited Release - New York, Los Angeles and Dallas)
Ex-con Wendell Baker's (Luke Wilson) gets caught on his latest scam and ends up in prison. But this time he has gone too far for his long time girlfriend Doreen (Eva Mendes) and best friend Reyes (Jacob Vargas) who shun him.
While inside serving his sentence he resolutely decides to straighten his life out once and for all and on his release takes a job at the Shady Grove retirement hotel. As he settles in he get to know some of the residents - Boyd (Seymour Cassel), Skip (Harry Dean Stanton) and Nasher (Kris Kristofferson) who persuade him to try and win back his girlfriend. In does them a favour in return and takes on the hotel's evil head nurse Neil King (Owen Wilson) and his right-hand man, McTeague (Eddie Griffin).
Written and co-directed by Luke Wilson.