The Basket

The Basket

Director: Rich Cowan Cast: Peter Coyote, Karen Allen, Robert Karl Burke


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.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/04/2002
UPC: 0027616872913
Original Release: 1999
Rating: PG
Source: Mgm (Video & Dvd)

Cast & Crew

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

Technical Credits
Rich Cowan Director,Score Composer,Editor,Producer,Screenwriter
Nanette M. Acosta Costumes/Costume Designer
Don Caron Score Composer,Screenwriter
Dave Tanner Executive Producer

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The Basket 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This story is both thought provoking and lovely. I thought about these characters, long after I had finished watching the movie. It lead to some great discussions with us, as parents, and our sons. This is a great film to use, to show the cost of intolerance. Share it with your teens and preteens. Since it is a quiet film is may bore those younger than preteen years.