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The Basket (1999)

PG  |   |  Drama  |  5 May 2000 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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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
Jock MacDonald ...
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
Jack Bannon ...
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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Rated PG for some mild violence and brief language | See all certifications »
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Budget:

$1,300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$609,042 (USA) (27 April 2001)
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Spokane basketball player #2 is Scott McQuilken, actual Athletic Director at Whitworth College. McQuilken later made his stage debut as Egeus in the school's fall 2003 production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. See more »

Goofs

The movie includes extensive dribbling of the basketball. Dribbling was not added to basketball until the 1950s. 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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Der Korb
(The Basket) The Opera
Composed by Don Caron
Performed by The Hungarian Symphony Orchestra
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Excellent!
19 February 2001 | by (Seattle, WA, USA) – See all my reviews

The Basket is one of the best movies I have seen in a long time. It was not only beautifully filmed, but the story was as deep as you looked. It didn't need fancy special effects or thrills - just solid film making at it's best.

I actually stumbled on this film. My wife and I heard about this movie via word of mouth that it was a must see. Two weeks later by some stroke of luck it was playing at our local theater. When the movie ended I couldn't help to think what happened with the distribution of this movie. It deserves much more screen time and exposure than it has received. If I hadn't heard about this movie from a friend, I may never have seen it. It was Fantastic!

This sleeper deserves to be seen, I enjoyed it as much as "Life is Beautiful" that got so much aclaim.

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed this film and strongly recommend it.


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