|Peter Coyote||Martin Conlon|
|Karen Allen||Bessie Emery|
|Robert Burke||Helmut Brink|
|Amber Willenborg||Brigitta Brink|
|Jock MacDonald||Nicholas Emery|
|Eric Dane||Tom Emery|
|Brian Skala||Tom Emery|
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 sets the town in motion as he introduces a new game called basketball.