6.5/10
447
38 user 14 critic

The Basket (1999)

PG | | Drama | 5 May 2000 (USA)
A picturesque Pacific Northwest community raising its wheat and children in the midst of a nation reeling from World War I sets the stage for The Basket. In a time of pain and prejudice ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Video

ON DISC
4 wins. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Poster Boy (2004)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

With the help of a hot, slightly older new acquaintence (Noseworthy), the closeted son (Newton) of a conservative U.S. Senator (Lerner) puts a shocking spin on his dad's re-election campaign.

Director: Zak Tucker
Stars: Matt Newton, Michael Lerner, Karen Allen
Backfire (1988)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Disgruntled wife cheats on her well off husband, who's been suffering from PTSD ever since he came home from the Vietnam War. After an incident he ends up in a catatonic state. Soon, she begins to suspect that someone is after her.

Director: Gilbert Cates
Stars: Karen Allen, Keith Carradine, Jeff Fahey
The Turning (1992)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

A white supremacist returns to his hometown for the first time in years to try and save his parents' relationship.

Director: L.A. Puopolo
Stars: Karen Allen, Raymond J. Barry, Michael Dolan
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

After hitting the road a man encounters characters that make him realize the importance of family.

Director: Bart Freundlich
Stars: Billy Crudup, Julianne Moore, Francie Swift
Sweet Talker (1991)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A sweet-talking con man starts to turn his life around when he falls in love in this family oriented comedy.

Director: Michael Jenkins
Stars: Bryan Brown, Karen Allen, Justin Rosniak
Falling Sky (1998)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Emily, a young girl coming of age in lower class Las Vegas, must deal with her alcoholic mother, Resse.

Directors: Russ Brandt, Brian J. De Palma
Stars: Karen Allen, Brittany Murphy, Jeremy Jordan
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

Hoping to reclaim who she was before marriage and children, an empty nester retreats to Cape Cod where she embarks upon a quest to set herself free.

Director: Alexander Janko
Stars: Karen Allen, Yannick Bisson, Celia Imrie
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Brooklyn, 1975: two brothers looking for a way out of their working-class neighborhood make a pact to rob a local theater on the night of a Rolling Stones concert.

Director: John Gray
Stars: Nick Thurston, Geoffrey Wigdor, Stephen Lang
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

A sign language scholar's romance is disrupted by a chimp.

Directors: Jenny Bowen, Kjehl Rasmussen
Stars: Karen Allen, Armand Assante, Josh Mostel
Terminus (1987)
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.8/10 X  

In a sort of "Mad Max" futuristic adventure, an international sport has been established where a driver of a computerized truck must drive across country to an established terminus and not ... See full summary »

Director: Pierre-William Glenn
Stars: Karen Allen, Jürgen Prochnow, Johnny Hallyday
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A son longs to escape from his stifling home, where his genteel mother worries about the future prospects of his lame, shy sister.

Director: Paul Newman
Stars: Joanne Woodward, John Malkovich, Karen Allen
Grey Lady (2015)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

A Boston police officer goes to Nantucket to investigate the murder of his partner, but he finds more than he bargained for.

Director: John Shea
Stars: Eric Dane, Natalie Zea, Amy Madigan
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Martin Conlon
...
Bessie Emery
...
Helmut Brink (as Robert Karl Burke)
Amber Willenborg ...
Brigitta Brink
Jock MacDonald ...
Nicholas Emery
...
Tom Emery
...
Nathan Emery
Casey Cowan ...
Samuel Emery
Tony Lincoln ...
Reverend Simms
...
Frederick Treadway
...
Agnes
Jack Bannon ...
Marcus
Elwon Bakly ...
Ben Emery
Joey Travolta ...
Charlie Cohn
Paul Hostetler ...
Old Helmut Brink
Edit

Storyline

A picturesque Pacific Northwest community raising its wheat and children in the midst of a nation reeling from World War I sets the stage for The Basket. In a time of pain and prejudice woven against a background of beauty, The Basket ultimately points to triumph and hope in a changing America. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild violence and brief language | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

5 May 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A varázskosár  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$1,300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$61,300 (USA) (5 May 2000)

Gross:

$609,042 (USA) (27 April 2001)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

| (Alphacine)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The music for the opera Der Korb used in the film was composed by co-writer/composer Don Caron of Spokan who mentions in the featurette "Behind the Basket: Composing" that as the screenplay was developed, a story for the opera was also developed. He started composing some of the music during the three year process of writing the script, but the bulk of the music was composed in the six weeks after the movie was posted. The record booklet shown in the film at 16:06 shows the composer as Gottlieb Mueller, possibly taken from Christian Gottlieb Müller, the first music composition teacher of Richard Wagner. See more »

Goofs

When the students are saying the Pledge of Allegiance in class, they are holding their hands over their hearts. Until 1942 the prescribed body posture was to hold the right arm straight out, palm down, while reciting the Pledge. Congress authorized this change because this "American salute" was identical to the Nazi salute. See more »

Quotes

[Tom tries to justify his going to war after his brother Ben dies of battle injuries]
Tom Emery: Ben told me all about the war.
Brigitta: And where is Ben now?
See more »

Crazy Credits

"You Name It" ... Mike Cassell Thanks to ... All the Babysitters See more »

Soundtracks

The Basket Soundtrack
Composed by Don Caron
Performed by The Hungarian Symphony Orchestra
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
History, conflict, opera and basketball, who would have thought....
13 December 1999 | by See all my reviews

If the combination of war, history, opera and basketball sounds to you like an unlikely topic for a movie, you'd probably be in the majority. But I can safely say this movie that will surely evoke a response. THE BASKET is a haunting story of what we were like in a simpler time and how some things like prejudice just don't seem to change. It is a movie you can take your mother and grandmother to without fear, they'll love you for taking them on a journey back to their youth. The attention paid to detail is amazing.

The music is superb, the lady who sings the title song has a marvelous voice and the aria will stay in your minds ear. I'm looking forward to getting the audio track. A thoroughly enjoyable experience, congratulations to those involved in this independent project. More!

Lynn


4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Basket (1999) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?