The Wendell Baker Story is a 2005 American film directed by Andrew and Luke Wilson and starring Luke Wilson, Evan Mendes, Owen Wilson, Eddie Griffin, Kris Kristofferson, and Will Ferrell. Wendell Baker is a fun-loving, genuine guy who loves his girlfriend Doreen and gets through life with his natural charm. Unfortunately Wendell is sent to jail for his involvement in a series of illegal jobs. Even in prison, however, Wendell seems to make the best of things. He has lots of friends and loves to play football with the guys. Eventually Wendell is paroled, but in the mean time, Doreen has done her best to forget about him. Wendell gets a job at a retirement home where he befriends some of the residents. The head nurse at the home is running a scam, and eventually the residents find out about it. The Wendell Baker Story won the Festival Award for Best Film at the Vail Film Festival.