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The Basketball Diaries The Basketball Diaries (1995)
The Basketball Diaries (1995)

The true story of the death of innocence and the birth of an artist

PlotThe Basketball Diaries - Plot:
Film adaptation of street tough Jim Carroll's epistle about his kaleidoscopic free fall into the harrowing world of drug addiction...
StoryThe Basketball Diaries - Story:
Film adaptation of street tough Jim Carroll's epistle about his kaleidoscopic free fall into the harrowing world of drug addiction. As a member of a seemingly unbeatable high school basketball squad, Jim's life centers around the basketball court and the court becomes a metaphor for the world in his mind. A best friend who is dying of leukemia, a coach ("Swifty") who takes unacceptable liberties with the boys on his team, teenage sexual angst, and an unhealthy appetite for heroin -- all of these begin to encroach on young Jim's dream of becoming a basketball star. Soon, the dark streets of New York become a refuge from his mother's mounting concern for her son. He can't go home and his only escape from the reality of the streets is heroin for which he steals, robs and prostitutes himself. Only with the help of Reggie, an older neighborhood friend with whom Jim "picked up a game" now and then...
GenresGenres: Biography, Crime, Drama, Sport,
CountriesCountries: USA,
Year of releaseYear of release: 1995.
GenresDVD & Blu-Ray: United States United Kingdom Canada Brazil Germany France Italy Spain China Japan
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DateDate: Not Available
User VotesRating: 7.1/10
MPAA RatingMPAA: R
RuntimeRuntime: 102 minutes
OscarsOscars: None
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