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April 1982 (USA) See more »
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Its mother conceived it... You won't believe it... See more »
Plot:
A young man carrying a big basket that contains his deformed Siamese-twin brother seeks vengeance on the doctors who separated them against their will. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

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Kevin Van Hentenryck ... Duane Bradley
Terri Susan Smith ... Sharon
Beverly Bonner ... Casey
Robert Vogel ... Hotel manager
Diana Browne ... Dr. Judith Kutter
Lloyd Pace ... Dr. Harold Needleman
Bill Freeman ... Dr. Julius Lifflander
Joe Clarke ... Brian 'Mickey' O'Donovan
Ruth Neuman ... Aunt
Richard Pierce ... Duane's Father
Sean McCabe ... Young Duane
Dorothy Strongin ... Josephine
Ilze Balodis ... Social Worker
Kerry Ruff ... Detective
Tom Robinson ... Thief in Theater
Chris Babson ... Casey's Date
Maria T. Newland ... Patient
Florence Shultz ... Nurses
Mary Ellen Shultz ... Nurses
Constantine Scopas ... Hotel Tenants
Charles Stanley ... Hotel Tenant
Sydney Best ... Hotel Tenants
Johnny Ray Williams ... Hotel Tenants
Yousef Abuhamdeh ... Hotel Tenants
Lubi Kirsch ... Hotel Tenants
Catherine Russell ... Hotel Tenants
Mitchell Huval ... Hotel Tenants
Pat Ivers ... Street Girls
Emily Armstrong ... Street Girls
Noel Hall ... Drep Drake
Bruce Frankel ... Second Detective
Russell Fritz ... Casey's John
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jerry Butler ... Casey Greeter #1 (uncredited)
Frank Henenlotter ... Theater Patron (uncredited)
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Directed by
Frank Henenlotter 
 
Writing credits
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Frank Henenlotter 

Produced by
Arnold H. Bruck .... executive producer
Edgar Ievins .... producer
 
Original Music by
David Maswick 
Gus Russo 
 
Cinematography by
Bruce Torbet 
 
Film Editing by
Frank Henenlotter 
 
Makeup Department
John Caglione Jr. .... special makeup effects artist
Ken Clark .... hair stylist
Ken Clark .... makeup artist
Kevin Haney .... special makeup effects artist
Ugis Nigals .... special makeup effects artist
 
Production Management
Mort Tashman .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jerome Horwitz .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Levent Bolukbasi .... assistant sound
J. Michael Muro .... assistant sound (as Jimmy Muro)
Peter Thomas .... sound
Emily Webster .... sound editor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Bruce Frankel .... camera operator
Jonathan Sinaiko .... camera operator
 
Casting Department
David H. Kramer .... adr voice casting
 
Editorial Department
Linda Schubell-Sundlin .... assistant editor (as Linda Schubell)
 
Other crew
Peg Cornwell .... location coordinator
Ray Sundlin .... production executive
 

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Runtime:
91 min | Sweden:86 min
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Certification:
Australia:R | Finland:K-18 | France:-12 | Germany:BPjM Restricted | Italy:VM18 (TV rating) | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:(Banned) (video rating) | UK:18 | USA:R (1986 release) | USA:Unrated (original release) | West Germany:Not Rated (uncut) | West Germany:18 (video re-rating) (cut)

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Trivia:
To try to make the film appeal to a comedy crowd, the original distributor cut all the gore scenes out of the film. They were eventually put back in and re-released in theaters with the subtitle "The Full Uncut Version!".See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When Casey enters Duane's room to drop him off after he drinks a lot she proceeds over to the basket. By the basket is the file Duane and Belial retrieved after the first kill. On it is blood that is still red. With the amount of time that has passed it should have dried up and been maroon.See more »
Quotes:
Josephine:What's in the basket?
Duane Bradley:[laughs] My brother!
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What are the differences between the BBFC-18 VHS and the uncut version?
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10 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Love it!, 2 June 2005
Author: electronsexparty from Texas

I went into Basket Case thinking "Oh God, this is going to be excruciating." The first five minutes totally shattered my expectations.

This movie wasn't boring and horrible- it was hilarious, gory and great. I laughed hysterically at the bad acting, Crayola paint blood, sleazy characters (and scenes), and horrendous dialogue. "Whatcha got in the basket? Easter Eggs?" This is one of the Best Bad films I've seen (up there with Troll I and II, Chupacabra Terror, and Chopping Mall). I particularly enjoyed the Disgusting Blob Brother's sexual frustration and the black wo-MAN (I couldn't tell until she practically took off all her clothes and even then). All the Roach Hotel's patrons were hilarious, especially the crazy woman who just shows up and tells random stories and then disappears quickly.

Basket Case is great for Bad Movie Connoisseurs and gore lovers. Fantastic... I want to watch again!

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