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Tom Fitzpatrick Tom Fitzpatrick
The 'John' in the Subway
Anthony DiMaria Anthony DiMaria
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Alex Ballar Alex Ballar
Basketball Player
Chris M. Allport Chris M. Allport
Jim Carroll
John Hoyt John Hoyt
Billy the Bartender
Michael Rapaport Michael Rapaport
Skinhead
John C. Vennema John C. Vennema
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Toby Huss Toby Huss
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Written by
Jim Carroll Jim Carroll
(novel)
Bryan Goluboff Bryan Goluboff
(screenplay)


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Drugs

13 years, 9 months 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

10 years, 6 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

3 years, 9 months 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 (25), Drugs (18), Biography (17), Crime (13), Basketball (11), 1995 (9), Prostitution (9), New York (8), High School (7), 1990s (6), Writer (6), Based On Novel (5), Violence (5), Based On True Story (5), Wheelchair (5), (4), Drink (4), Sport (4), Based On A True Story (4), Drug Use (4)
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“A día de hoy siento que la película no ha envejecido muy bien que digamos, para el momento en el que salió la sociedad tenía otra percepción sobre las drogas a la que se tiene ahora y durante el largometraje eso se nota BASTANTE. Sin embargo y tomando en cuenta los pocos recursos que se tenían, hay varias escenas aún pueden llegar a ser muy impactantes para un público joven e inocente y aunque el guión no sea una maravilla la actuación de un inexperto Leonardo DiCaprio destaca muchísimo.” read more

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