The Basketball Diaries: Directed by Scott Kalvert. With Leonardo DiCaprio, Lorraine Bracco, Marilyn Sokol, James Madio. A teenager finds his dreams of becoming a basketball star threatened after he free falls into the harrowing world of drug addiction.
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The Basketball Diaries is a 1995 American biographical crime drama film directed by Scott Kalvert and based on an autobiographical novel by the same name written by Jim Carroll. It tells the story of Carroll's teenage years as a promising high school basketball player and writer who develops an addiction to heroin.
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The Basketball Diaries was the basis for the film of the same name starring Leonardo DiCaprio. "I met him in 1970, and already he was pretty much universally recognized as the best poet of his generation. . . .
In spite of its young leading man's heroic efforts to hold it all together, a muddled message prevents The Basketball Diaries from compelling as a cautionary tale. Read critic reviews.
The Basketball Diaries: The Classic About Growing Up Hip on New York's Mean Streets. Jim Carroll. 4.5 out of 5 stars ...
The Basketball Diaries (1995) Plot. Showing all 4 items Jump to: Summaries (3) Synopsis (1) Summaries. A teenager finds his dreams of becoming a basketball star ...
The Basketball Diaries. videocam Trailer. IMDB: 7.3. Film adaptation of street tough Jim Carroll's epistle about his kaleidoscopic free fall into the harrowing world of drug addiction. Released: 1995-04-21. Genre: Drama, Crime. Casts: Leonardo DiCaprio, Lorraine Bracco, James Madio, Mark Wahlberg, Bruno Kirby.
The Basketball Diaries. The true story of the death of innocence and the birth of an artist. Apr. 21, 1995 USA 102 Min. Your rating: 0. 6 1 vote. Biography Crime Drama Sport. Info. Cast. Report.