The Basket movie trailer - starring Peter Coyote, Karen Allen, Robert Burke, Robert Karl Burke, Amber Willenborg, Jock MacDonald. Directed by Rich Cowan. Genre: Drama
Trailer for The Basket.
Peter Coyote (E.T., Erin Brokovich) and Karen Allen (The Perfect Storm) star in this touching family drama about the unifying power of basketball in a community torn apart by war. Both a riveting sports film and a tale of triumph over adversity, The Basket is 'a hoop dream movie with a whole lot of heart' (Dallas Morning News)! In 1918, when the wheat-farming townspeople of Waterville, Washington, welcome home their first wounded son from WWI, they'restruck by the harsh reality of war. And just as bigotry and hatred toward two German orphans dividethe close-knit community, a new schoolteacher, Martin (Coyote), rolls into town with some strange ideas and an even stranger leather ball. Through the brand-new game called basketball, Martin strivesto bring harmony to the town...before it tears itself apart!
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A new school teacher introduces the game of basketball to his students, using its lessons to teach about teamwork and life. When the team is entered into a game against an established adult squad, the community must pull together, and soon realizes that understanding and acceptance ultimately triumph over hate.
A young German immigrant fights to overcome prejudice and ridicule to help his basketball team beat its heavily favored rival in WWI-era Washington state.
Tracing picturesque landscapes through the territory of the human heart, THE BASKET tells the story of a Pacific Northwest farming community in 1918 struggling to come to terms with the pain and prejudice of wartime America.
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