A lonely young aristocrat in turn-of the century England stuggles to meet the approval of his over-bearing, class-conscious father while trying to please the selfish woman he loves.

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Cast

Credited cast:
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John Mannion
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Basil
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Julia Sherwin
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Father Frederick
David Ross ...
Mr. Sherwin
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Ralph
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Stephanie Bagshaw ...
Emma Mannion
Maisie Bryceland ...
Sherwin Maid (as Maisie Tomlinson)
Jenny Downham ...
Anna, Ralph's Wife
Ann-Louise Grimshaw ...
Knitting Nurse (as Ann Louise Grimshaw)
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Windmere House Chambermaid
Carli Harris ...
Young Clara Fairfax
Joanna John ...
Mother Agnes
Georgiana Johnson ...
Young Clara
Jackson Leach ...
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Basil is the story of a sheltered, naive young aristocrat who finds a friend, John Mannion and through him meets Julia Sherwin. Basil falls in love with Julia, but she is below his class, and if his father finds out, he will be disinherited and sent away, as his older brother, Ralph was, when he unwisely did the same. How can Basil keep his love and his father's respect? Written by A Thomas

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Someone With Everything.....Has Everything To Lose

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Rated R for a scene involving abortion | See all certifications »

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22 July 1998 (Norway)  »

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Basil - Amor e Ódio  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Father Frederick: Make-believe is never harmless.
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Why didn't they release this in theaters?!
30 November 1998 | by (Pennsylvania, USA) – See all my reviews

I watched this movie on AMC yesterday afternoon. I was glued to my television set for 2 hours. I didn't move a muscle. I must say that most of my faith in Christian Slater is restored. His work in this film is superb. I attempted to explain this movie to someone, but it was just too complicated. The story was excellent! Unfortunately, this film wasn't released in theaters. I certainly would have paid $6.50 to see it again.


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