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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 »

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Cast

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Martin Conlon
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Bessie Emery
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Helmut Brink (as Robert Karl Burke)
Amber Willenborg ...
Brigitta Brink
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Nicholas Emery
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Tom Emery
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Nathan Emery
Casey Cowan ...
Samuel Emery
Tony Lincoln ...
Reverend Simms
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Frederick Treadway
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Agnes
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Marcus
Elwon Bakly ...
Ben Emery
Joey Travolta ...
Charlie Cohn
Paul Hostetler ...
Old Helmut Brink
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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

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild violence and brief language | See all certifications »
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5 May 2000 (USA)  »

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A varázskosár  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$609,042 (USA) (27 April 2001)
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1.85 : 1
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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

(At around 43 mins) Peter Coyote's character "Martin Conlon" is told he has received a letter. He goes into the small grocery goods store to collect it and the female employee calls his character "Peter" instead of "Martin." See more »

Quotes

[Ben forces Brigitta to look at his leg, amputated due to WWII injuries]
Ben Emery: Look at it. Look at it! Germans like you did this to me.
Brigitta: No, soldiers like you did that.
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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
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This viewer was pleased and engaged by The Basket
23 February 2000 | by (North Idaho) – See all my reviews

Although containing some troubling lapses in plot and story integrity, The Basket engaged me and drew me into the lives it portrayed in a small-town, set in a confusing era of American history. The anti-war sentiments of a hustler-turned-schoolteacher seemed a bit too post-modern and the "inclusive" message a bit overdone, but the cast turned in marvelous performances in this quietly dignified story that celebrates the value of community--a counterpoint to our contemporary society that tends to embrace and celebrate the individual at the expense of the good of the whole. Well worth the watching!


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