About the Film

Loosely based on the memoir of the same name, The Basketball Diaries is a retelling of Jim Carroll’s life. Poet, musician and fallen basketball star – Carroll is a man of many trades. From his daily life and sexual experiences to his heroin addiction and high school basketball career, Carroll’s story is told with wry humour, masterful acting and a soundtrack written by Carroll himself.

Director: Scott Kalvert
Runtime: 103 mins
Year: 1995
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Lorraine Bracco, James Madio, Mark Wahlberg

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