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The Baker (2007)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Thriller | 26 May 2008 (Spain)
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A hitman has second thoughts about his career and seeks refuge from his boss by finding work as a baker in a rural Welsh village.

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Gareth Lewis

Writer:

Gareth Lewis
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Damian Lewis ... Milo 'The Baker' Shakespeare
Kate Ashfield ... Rhiannon
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau ... Bjorn
Dyfan Dwyfor Dyfan Dwyfor ... Eggs
Anthony O'Donnell ... Rhys Edwards
Steve Speirs ... Bryn
Brian Hibbard Brian Hibbard ... Bob
William Thomas ... Alun Thomas
Michael Gambon ... Leo
Nicholas Rowe ... Businessman
Simon Winkler Simon Winkler ... Bodyguard
Robert Page Robert Page ... Stan
Adrian Sturges ... Clerk
Annette Badland ... Martha Edwards
Philip Howe Philip Howe ... Gareth Llewellyn
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A hitman has second thoughts about his career and seeks refuge from his boss by finding work as a baker in a rural Welsh village.

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It's a recipe for disaster.

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Comedy | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content, some partial nudity, violence and brief language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

At the beginning of this movie, Milo "The Baker" Shakespeare (Damien Lewis) is listening to a meditation recording. On Life (2007), Lewis played an ex-con police officer who also listens to meditation recordings. See more »

Goofs

The 3rd Generation Glock 17 handgun used by Milo (and later found by Eggs) is not "made almost entirely of plastic, making it undetectable by metal detectors" as claimed. It does have a polymer frame, but the slide (top portion), barrel and internals are all made of metal that would be easily detected by a metal detector. Also, while considerably quieter, a suppressed 9mm handgun is still much louder than depicted in most movies to include this one. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Man: [in recording] In a moment, when I say the number three, you will enter a state of deep relaxation. All the stresses and worries of the day will fall away, and you will feel completely relaxed. As you fall towards a feeling of tremendous well being, deeper and deeper, one... deeper, two... deeper, three
Milo 'The Baker' Shakespeare: [flips the recording off]
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Connections

References Le Samouraï (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

Suray Surita
Written by Moises Vivanco
Performed by Yma Sumac
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A Good Movie
26 October 2013 | by majormadmaxSee all my reviews

I finally got to see this movie after trying to track it down for years. My problem was I searched on the film's UK name ("The Baker") and only just learned it was renamed for its US release. A quick search found that Amazon had it for rent, so I downloaded it for a plane ride home.

OK, maybe I had higher expectations after waiting all that time but I can only say this was a good movie and not a great one. It has several "issues" that I won't elaborate on as I still think it's worth watching.

The characters are interesting and the plot moves along, plus it had a lot of moments that made me smile but I will admit I never really laughed outright. It's that kind of film, enjoyable especially for Damian Lewis fans (I've always liked him since "Band of Brothers"). Kate Ashfiel does a good job, it took a little while to recognize her as Liz from "Shaun of the Dead" (she looks better with her short brunette hair) and Steve Speirs is great as Bryn. Several others put in outstanding performances that make it worth watching.

So, while not a "10," it's definitely a strong "8" and worth the time if you like movies of this genre.


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Country:

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Release Date:

26 May 2008 (Spain) See more »

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Assassin in Love See more »

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Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,412
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2.35 : 1
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