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The Basket (1999)

 -  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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Trivia

At the Waterville "train station", director Rich Cowan and director of photography Dan Heigh mention (DVD commentary) that the locomotive didn't work, so the train couldn't move. Production designer, Vincent DeFelice, mentions in the featurette "Behind the Basket: Designing" that some of the horses that were to pull the Emerys' wagon as they meet the train were sent to a different location, so to stay on schedule the scene was shot with staff out of camera range pulling the wagon by hand. See more »

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When we see the envelope Mr. Conlon is mailing (04:38), it shows the 2-letter state abbreviations for Washington and Massachusetts. These weren't adopted until 1963, when zip codes were introduced. More likely, the abbreviations would have been Wash. and Mass. See more »

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Brigitta: Everything I loved was taken away from me right before my eyes, and there was nothing I could do about it.
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The Basket Soundtrack
Composed by Don Caron
Performed by The Hungarian Symphony Orchestra
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Move over Hollywood, here comes tri-cities plus Latah!
16 December 1999 | by (Healdsburg California) – See all my reviews

I have read many reviews and they are all very positive. I would like to stress the point that it is not just a very sweet movie that is suitable for the whole family. I enjoyed it for the character development, authenticity, historical accuracy and illustration of both sides to a very difficult situation facing these people. The movie did not try to portray anyone as totally evil or good, right or wrong. That period of American history has always seemed a bit fuzzy to me and the film created an incredibly sharp view of America that would be of great interest to anyone. Beautifully photographed, interesting characters, humor, tragedy, mystery, nostalgia and history without cloying sweetness or the typical Hollywood "embellishments!" The "whole" family will enjoy this movie not because of what's "not" in it, but because of what "is" in it! The cast is a superb blend of "known" with "unknown" actors to flesh out multiple stories. This is what makes it a movie for the whole family. Every family member will have a character or story they can relate to while they watch them all come together at the end of the film.


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