Basic 19 years old

Deception is their most deadly weapon.


A DEA agent investigates the disappearance of a legendary Army ranger drill sergeant and several of his cadets during a training exercise gone severely awry.


Basic Cast

Name Character
Samuel L. Jackson He was 54, now 73 years old as West
Connie Nielsen She was 37, now 56 years old as Osborne
John Travolta He was 49, now 68 years old as Hardy
Giovanni Ribisi He was 28, now 47 years old as Kendall
Roselyn Sánchez She was 30, now 49 years old as Nunez
Harry Connick, Jr. He was 35, now 54 years old as Vilmer
Tim Daly He was 47, now 66 years old as Styles
Brian Van Holt He was 33, now 52 years old as Dunbar
Taye Diggs He was 32, now 51 years old as Pike
Tait Ruppert as Jeep Driver
Cristián de la Fuente He was 29, now 48 years old as Castro
Cliff Fleming He was 53, now 72 years old as Helicopter Pilot
Margaret Travolta She was 33, now 52 years old as Nurse #1
Chris Byrne as MP
Nick Loren He was 32, now 51 years old as Helicopter Pilot
Dashie He was 17, now 37 years old as Mueller

Basic Crew

Name Department
Klaus Badelt as Original Music Composer. He was 35 (now 55) years old Sound
Michael Payne as Supervising Sound Editor. Sound
Harry Cohen as Sound Effects Editor. He was 53 (now 72) years old Sound
Nigel Sinclair as Executive Producer. He was 55 (now 74) years old Production
Patricia McCorkle as Casting. Production
Dennis Bradford as Production Design. Art
Denise Horta as ADR Editor. Sound
James Vanderbilt as Producer. He was 28 (now 47) years old Production
James Vanderbilt as Screenplay. He was 28 (now 47) years old Writing
Arnold Messer as Producer. Production
Brad Fischer as Co-Executive Producer. He was 46 (now 66) years old Production
Gary Kosko as Art Direction. Art
Steve Mason as Director of Photography. He was 14 (now 34) years old Camera
Andy Given as Co-Producer. Production
Basil Iwanyk as Executive Producer. He was 33 (now 52) years old Production
Kim Secrist as Sound Effects Editor. Sound
Terra Abroms as Post Production Supervisor. Crew
Dror Soref as Co-Producer. He was 102 (now 121) years old Production
John McTiernan as Director. He was 52 (now 71) years old Directing
Anson Downes as Associate Producer. Production
Michael Tadross as Producer. He was 50 (now 69) years old Production
Moritz Borman as Executive Producer. He was 48 (now 67) years old Production
Linda Favila as Associate Producer. Production
Larry McConkey as Camera Operator. Camera
Larry McConkey as Steadicam Operator. Camera
Vera Mills as Set Decoration. Art
Andrew DeCristofaro as Supervising Sound Editor. He was 3 (now 22) years old Sound
Lee Nelson as Co-Producer. Production
Peggy Nicholson as Hairstylist. She was 53 (now 72) years old Costume & Make-Up
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Basic (19 years)

Deception is their most deadly weapon.

  • Release day: Friday, April 18, 2003
  • Runtime: 98 minutes
  • Budget: 50000000.00
  • Revenue: 42792561.00