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PG| 1 hr. 44 min.

Plot Summary
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. The arrival of a new schoolteacher Martin Conlon (Peter Coyote) sets the town in motion as he introduces a new game called basketball.

Cast: Peter Coyote , Karen Allen , Robert Burke , Amber Willenborg , Jock MacDonald , Eric Dane , Brian Skala ,

Director: Rich Cowan

Genres: Drama

The Basket (1999)

Release Date: May 5th, 1999|1 hr. 44 min.

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critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Amiable though slow-going. show more

  • 50
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    You have no idea how determined director Rich Cowan is to suck the last drop of sap out of this tree. show more

  • 75
    Lawrence Toppman Charlotte Observer

    As warm and reassuring as grandma's hugs. show more

  • November 12, 2012 xe00000000132547
    Report This User

    Perfect! A great movie for adolescence to learn moral values; diversity; family; sports; and so much more.

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