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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
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
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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) (7 May 2000)

Gross:

$609,042 (USA) (29 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

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

[last lines]
[quoted from a German opera retold during the story]
Martin Conlon: Together we shall fly.
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Crazy Credits

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

Soundtracks

Der Korb
(The Basket) The Opera
Composed by Don Caron
Performed by The Hungarian Symphony Orchestra
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I don't often see movies twice, but the Basket is an exception
6 March 2000 | by (Washington State) – See all my reviews

The Basket is well worth your time. The story is well told, the scenery is beautiful, the music is haunting, and the characters believable. We went to see it because it was filmed nearby and we wanted to see if we could recognize the landscape and buildings. We went back a second time because we wanted to show a visitor from Russia a well made American movie (without fear of embarrassment over language or content). Irena may not have understood all the dialog, but she sure understood the story and the message. The Basket far surpasses our parochial interest.


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