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The Basketball Diaries (1995)

The Basketball Diaries
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7.3 IMDB rating
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Leonardo DiCaprio Leonardo DiCaprio
Jim Carroll
Lorraine Bracco Lorraine Bracco
Jim's Mother
Marilyn Sokol Marilyn Sokol
Chanting Woman
James Madio James Madio
Pedro
Patrick McGaw Patrick McGaw
Neutron
Mark Wahlberg Mark Wahlberg
Mickey
Roy Cooper Roy Cooper
Father McNulty
Vincent Pastore Vincent Pastore
Construction Worker


Written by
Jim Carroll Jim Carroll
(novel)
Bryan Goluboff Bryan Goluboff
(screenplay)


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Drugs

10 years ago at Nov 17 1:22
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Don't get me wrong, the acting and story was great, but I can't handle drug movies (except Requiem for a Dream), they skeeve me out too much. However, Leonardo DiCaprio is brilliant in this film.

The Basketball Diaries

6 years, 10 months ago at Feb 1 16:15
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Jim Carroll: First, it's a Saturday night thing when you feel cool like a gangster or a rockstar- just something to kill the boredom, you know? They call it a chipie, a small habbit. It feels so good, you start doing it on Tuesdays... then Thursdays... then it's got you. Every wise ass punk on the block says it won't happen to them, but it does.

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A very good movie

2 weeks, 4 days ago at Nov 16 14:20
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To be honest, it has been a while since I saw this movie and maybe I should check it out again at some point. Apparently, River Phoenix was a huge fan of the book and was linked to this project for a very long time but, eventually, when it finally got made, Phoenix thought he was then too old to play the main character so DiCaprio took over (the fact that Phoenix passed away in the mean time didn... read more
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Film adaptation of street tough Jim Carroll's epistle about his kaleidoscopic free fall into the harrowing world of drug addiction.
Release date: 21 April 1995
UPC: 780063589925
Tags: Drama (23), Drugs (19), Biography (15), Crime (12), Basketball (10), Prostitution (9), 1995 (9), New York (8), High School (7), 1990s (6), Writer (6), Violence (5), Wheelchair (5), Based On True Story (5), Based On Novel (5), (4), Based On A True Story (4), Male Prostitution (4), Wrath (4), Drink (4)
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johanlefourbe posted a review 2 weeks, 4 days ago

A very good movie

“To be honest, it has been a while since I saw this movie and maybe I should check it out again at some point. Apparently, River Phoenix was a huge fan of the book and was linked to this project for a very long time but, eventually, when it finally got made, Phoenix thought he was then too old to play the main character so DiCaprio took over (the fact that Phoenix passed away in the mean time didn’t help either, I guess). Anyway, following his great performance in ‘What's Eating Gilbert Grape’ (in fact, after all these years, I still believe that it is still his best performace, by far), it is in this movie that DiCaprio would get his next leading part. Actually, it would pretty neat to see this movie after all these years and to compare it to what the guy has done recently. Furthere” read more

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