The Basket (1999) - Rotten Tomatoes

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The Basket (1999)



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In this drama about intolerance and acceptance that takes place during World War I, a pair of German orphans, Helmut and Brigitta, are sent to a farming community in the Pacific Northwest after a stay in an internment camp. While they are welcomed by some in the town, many resent their presence, especially those who have lost family members in the war. However, a teacher at the school takes a liking to them, and Helmut discovers he has a talent for basketball. Eventually, Helmut gets a chance to prove his worth to the community by playing in a special basketball game; if the neighborhood team wins, it will mean a new harvesting machine for the local farmers.

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Karen Allen
as Bessie Emery
Peter Coyote
as Martin Conlon
Robert Karl Burke
as Helmut Brink
Amber Willenborg
as Brigitta Brink
Jock MacDonald
as Nicholas Emery
Eric Dane
as Tom Emery
Brian Skala
as Nathan Emery
Casey Cowan
as Samuel Emery
Tony Lincoln
as Rev. Simms
Patrick Treadway
as Frederick Treadway
Ellen Travolta
as Agnes Barnes
Jack Bannon
as Marcus Danielson
Elwon Bakley
as Ben Emery
Joey Travolta
as Charlie Cohn
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Critic Reviews for The Basket

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (6)

An ambitious, complicated, and thoughtful story.

September 30, 2010 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Clunky and obvious.

March 31, 2010 | Full Review…

Needs to bore a hole in itself and let the sap run out.

March 18, 2003 | Rating: 2/5

... a couple of pleasing performances and some truly wonderful cinematography

July 31, 2002 | Rating: B

This type of maudlin, medicinal family film is a dime a dozen on the tube, where it belongs.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

There are no gray areas of morality. And there are no technical or artistic innovations whatsoever.

January 1, 2000 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Basket

Nice, heart warming movie with a good message to all . Young Eric Dane does a really great job.

Cynthia S.
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