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Still shot from the movie: The Basket.

The Basket

WORLD WAR I RAGES in Europe as two of its victims -- orphans Helmut (Robert Karl Burke) and Brigitta Brink (Amber Willenborg) -- find themselves released from an American internment camp into the care of Pastor Douglas Simms, M.D. (Tony Lincoln). Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B+
Violence: C+
Sexual Content: A
Language: B+
Drugs/Alcohol: B+
Run Time: 105
Theater Release: 05 Jun 1999
Video Release:
MPAA Rating: PG
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Interested in other worthwhile movies that look at discrimination? We’ve also reviewed Fiddler On The Roof and Freedom Song. If you’re looking for alternate teacher features, try To Sir With Love, Stand And Deliver, and Mr. Holland’s Opus.

Home Video Extra Features

Although we were unable to acquire a DVD copy of The Basket, the following is provided for your convenience…

DVD Release Information:
  • Studio: MGM
  • Theatrical release date: May 5, 2000
  • DVD release date: December 11, 2001
  • Runtime: 104 minutes
  • Production company: MGM
  • Package type: Keep case
  • Aspect ratio: Widescreen anamorphic - 1.85:1
  • DVD encoding: Region 1
  • Available audio tracks: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), English, French, Spanish & German (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo).
  • Available subtitles: English.
DVD Extras:
  • Deleted scenes and optional commentary
  • Commentaries by director and director of photography
  • Behind The Basket - 6 featurettes
  • Outtakes

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