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Basil (1997)

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Based on a Victorian novel by Wilkie Collins, Basil is a British-made costume drama that ended up on cable and home video. Jared Leto plays Basil, a well-to-do young aristocrat with an uptight Victorian father (Derek Jacobi). He befriends the mysterious gentleman John Mannion (Christian Slater) and falls in love with the lower-class girl Julia Sherwin (Claire Forlani). His father is upset about his questionable choices and threatens to disown him, thereby renouncing his birthright to inherit Windemere Manor.

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Christian Slater
as John Mannion
Claire Forlani
as Julia Sherwin
Derek Jacobi
as Father Frederick
Stephanie Bagshaw
as Emma Mannion
Carli Harris
as Clara Fairfax
Georgiana Johnson
as Young Clara
Jackson Leach
as Young Basil
Matthew Steer
as Young Ralph
Christopher Owen
as Mr. Mannion
Guy Witcher
as Young John
David Ross
as Mr. Sherwin
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Next time the actors might ask to see a script first

September 17, 2002 | Rating: 2/5

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