The Baxter


1h 31m 2005

Brief Synopsis

The Baxter is the kind of guy you "settle" for because you can't be with the one you really love. And no one's ever been more of Baxter than tax accountant Elliot Sherman. Nice but safe, Elliot has been left at the proverbial 'altar' more times than once. From high school to college to business scho

Film Details

Also Known As
Baxter
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2005
Production Company
Coast To Coast Catering, Inc.; Courier Car Rental, Inc.; D R Reiff & Associates; Duart Film And Video; Goldcrest; Goldcrest Post Production; Hsbc Bank Usa; Ifc Entertainment; J.G. Films Inc.; Kas Lighting; Panavision, Ltd.; Pandora Films; Plum Pictures; Reiff & Associates
Distribution Company
IFC Films; IFC Films; MGM Home Entertainment; Ster-Kinekor
Location
New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 31m

Synopsis

The Baxter is the kind of guy you "settle" for because you can't be with the one you really love. And no one's ever been more of Baxter than tax accountant Elliot Sherman. Nice but safe, Elliot has been left at the proverbial 'altar' more times than once. From high school to college to business school, Elliot always finds himself on the losing end of the love triangle. After a swearing-off of relationships once and for all, Elliot decides to take the plunge one last time when he meets his dream woman, beautiful magazine editor Caroline Swann. But just as he's about to hear wedding bells, her hunky, long-lost high school sweetheart Bradley Lake turns up, out of the blue, triggering Elliot's fears of yet another colossal dumping. As Elliot feels his life spinning into a downward spiral, things begin to change when he encounters Cecil Mills, an adorable office temp and aspiring singer, just off the bus from Fergus Falls, Minnesota. Cecil tells Elliot, "Your problem is that you're not willing to take a risk. Leading men take risks." As Elliot struggles to assert himself for the first time, a series of escalating comic events are set in motion, until finally, with Cecil's help, he learns how to step into center stage in his own life and leave Baxter-hood behind forever.

Crew

Rise C Abramson

Scenic Artist

Pastor Alvarado

Production Assistant

Pastore Alvarado Iii

Production Assistant

Carina Alves

Craft Service

Victor Avila

Set Production Assistant

David J Babcock

Transportation Captain

Steve Baker

Best Boy Grip

Pattie Barbosa

Wardrobe Supervisor

Wesley Battle

Dolly Grip

Holly Becker

Executive Producer

Erin Benach

Production Assistant

Heidi Bivens

Assistant Costume Designer

Hugo Bonilla

Swing

Nicole Brait

Swing

Sasha Bratt

Apprentice

Jeffrey Brown

Location Manager

Michael Burke

Loader

Amy R. Burt

Costumer

Glen Caplin

Music Supervisor

Rachel V Caruso

Apprentice

Courtney Casale

Coordinator

Juan Castro

Assistant

Rachel Chancey

Recording Engineer

Jean Chen

Swing

David Chernak

Apprentice

Robert Chiu

Hair Stylist

Tara Clancy

Apprentice

Matt Clark

Camera Operator

Matthew Clark

Camera Operator

Emily Collins

Apprentice

Luis Contreras

Grip

Seth Copans

Script Supervisor

Jen Cox

Production Accountant

Mei Lai Hippisley Coxe

Wardrobe Supervisor

Matt Craig

Gaffer

Jacob Craycroft

Editor

Cat Crosby

Dolly Grip

Juan Cruz

Set Production Assistant

Stuart Deutsch

Sound Mixer

Kara Doherty

Assistant Director

Daniel Dong

Office Production Assistant

Ana Katherina Drechsler

Assistant Property Master

Neil Driscoll

On-Set Dresser

Anita Ellis

Costumer

Susan E. Farris

Casting Director

Raul Ferreira

Costumer

David Fishel

Apprentice

Sarah Flack

Editor

Roy Fortier

Transportation Captain

Susan Fried

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Jeremy Frindel

Assistant

Lauren Fritz

Location Scout

Emily Gaunt

Charge Scenic Painter

Janet Gaynor

Assistant Editor

Eric Gearity

Key Grip

Jermaine Gelzer

Assistant

Joanne Getson

Assistant Location Manager

Matt Healey Giordano

Assistant Editor

Graham Walker Goetz

Assistant Location Manager

Justin Gravatt

Gaffer

Justin Gravatt

Swing

Michael N Green

Generator Operator

A G Guindo

Boom Operator

Leah Haley

Apprentice

Jennifer Sara Halpern

Casting Assistant

Maya Hardinge

Makeup Artist

Jason P Hayes

Hair Stylist

Susan Heller

Swing

Shelley Herbert

Production Assistant

Fred Hersch

Song Performer

Laura Hudock

Loader

Ken Hunold

Sound Department

Matthew Hysell

Assistant

Ronald Hysten

Office Production Assistant

Milly Itzhak

Loader

Ryan Iverson

Assistant

Greg Izzo

On-Set Dresser

Joe James

Production Assistant

Antoine Johnson

Assistant

Rashida Jones

Song Performer

Caroline Kaplan

Executive Producer

Katie Kemsley

Camera

Nettie Kent

Apprentice

Jeff Kim

Swing

Matthew G. King

Production Assistant

Jill Kliber

Costume Designer

John Kouromihelakis

Set Production Assistant

Joshua Kraszewski

Best Boy Electric

Matty Lake

Assistant Director

Julia Lallas

Makeup Artist

Deidre Lally

Best Boy Electric

Ted Lehane

Grip

Marcus Lehmann

Swing

Sophia Lin

Production Manager

Deva Lord

Set Production Assistant

Winicjusz Lysik

Scenic Artist

Leanne Maira

Set Production Assistant

Halina Marki

Scenic Artist

Nicole Marra Marra

Legal Services

Lee Mars

Song Performer

Michael Masarof

Production Assistant

Michelle J Mayas

Camera

Angela Mccluskey

Song

Angela Mccluskey

Song Performer

Angela Mcclusky

Song

Angela Mcclusky

Song Performer

Laura Meyerratken

Song

Jessica Miglio

Photography

Jessica Miglio

Casting Director

Eric Milano

Sound Editor

Eric Milano

Foley Artist

Amy Miles

Song

Amy Miles

Song Performer

Ingrid Miller

Assistant

Jeffrey Kurt Miller

Assistant

Wayne Morgan

Set Production Assistant

Kristal Mosley

Production Coordinator

Jason Motley

Craft Service

Cassandra Mucha

Makeup Artist

Kelly Neese

Boom Operator

Jill Newell

Costume Designer

Paul Niccolls

Grip

Galt Niederhoffer

Producer

Iliana Nikolic

Production Executive

Elizabeth O'brien

Swing

Brad O'connor

Assistant Director

Christian Obregon

Assistant

Tim Orr

Director Of Photography

Erin Elizabeth Owens

Associate Producer

John Palumbo

Transportation Co-Captain

Celia Parker

Scenic Artist

Tom Paul

Supervising Sound Editor

Tom Paul

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Bonny 'free Range' Perkins

Sound Editing

Craig Pressgrove

Assistant Camera

David Pultz

Color Timer

Celine Rattray

Producer

Susan Reilly

Makeup Artist

Tania Ribalow

Makeup Artist

Alison Riesel

Set Production Assistant

Andrea Divincenzo Rivera

Hair Stylist

Adrielle Roberts

Craft Service

Vernon Rodriguez

Coordinator

Jason Rody

Assistant Director

Amanda Ross

Makeup Artist

Peter Salett

Song

Peter Salett

Song Performer

Steve Salett

Song

Jeffrey Scharf

Song

Paul Schmidt

Apprentice

Matt Schneider

Production Coordinator

Duke Scoppa

Property Master

Lisa Scoppa

Set Decorator

Jonathan Sehring

Executive Producer

Joseph Seraphin

Assistant

Theodore Shapiro

Song

Theodore Shapiro

Music

Theodore Shapiro

Song Performer

Clarence Sharpe

Set Production Assistant

Jonathan Shoemaker

Unit Production Manager

Jonathan Shoemaker

Coproducer

Michael Showalter

Screenplay

Reagan Silber

Producer

Manny Siverio

Stunt Coordinator

Linda Slater

Assistant Camera

Curtis Smith

Assistant Director

Natasha Stewart

Production Secretary

Abigail Stowe

Wardrobe

Daniela Taplin Lundberg

Producer

Lawrence Tarzy

Costumer

Edward Tejada

Assistant

Acacia Thompson

Apprentice

Ken Thompson

Grip

Noah Vivekanand Timan

Sound Mixer

Hector Toledo

Grip

Sylvia Trapanese

Scenic Artist

Jonathan Unger

Assistant Property Master

John Urban

Set Production Assistant

Rufus Wainwright

Song

Rufus Wainwright

Song Performer

Kevin Walter

Production Assistant

Kenneth Watson

Assistant

Craig Wedren

Song

Craig Wedren

Song Performer

Craig Wedren

Music

Mark White

Production Designer

Mark White

Production Designer

Nils Widboom

Location Scout

Michelle Williams

Song Performer

John D Wright

Lighting Technician

Film Details

Also Known As
Baxter
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2005
Production Company
Coast To Coast Catering, Inc.; Courier Car Rental, Inc.; D R Reiff & Associates; Duart Film And Video; Goldcrest; Goldcrest Post Production; Hsbc Bank Usa; Ifc Entertainment; J.G. Films Inc.; Kas Lighting; Panavision, Ltd.; Pandora Films; Plum Pictures; Reiff & Associates
Distribution Company
IFC Films; IFC Films; MGM Home Entertainment; Ster-Kinekor
Location
New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 31m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Summer August 26, 2005

Released in United States September 2, 2005

Released in United States on Video December 13, 2005

Feature directorial debut for Michael Showalter.

Released in United States Summer August 26, 2005

Released in United States September 2, 2005 (Los Angeles)

Released in United States on Video December 13, 2005