The Basketball Diaries [Blu-ray] [1995]

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  • Release Date: 04/20/2010
  • Rating: R
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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (4 out of 4)

Special Features


  • Interviews with cast and director
  • Jim Carroll interview and poetry reading

Synopsis


The Basketball Diaries
Very loosely based on the memoir of the same name, The Basketball Diaries transposes the late '60s adolescence of writer/artist Jim Carroll to some unspecified time period at least 15 years later, further confusing the timeframe with three decades of rock music, some by Carroll himself. Jim (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his Catholic school chums are on the hottest basketball team in New York, but their friend Bobby (Michael Imperioli) languishes in the hospital with leukemia. In-between typically boyish adventures, Jim scribbles in his notebook and experiments with sex and drugs. His group of friends begins to disintegrate after coach Swifty (Bruno Kirby) not only makes a pass at Jim, but also catches him and his pals using drugs on the court and kicks them off the team. Out of school and on the streets, Jim turns tricks, betrays friends, robs stores, and deals drugs to feed his heroin addiction. Not even the efforts of former addict Reggie (Ernie Hudson) can cure Jim. Mark Wahlberg appears as one of Jim's basketball and drug buddies, while Carroll himself makes a memorable cameo as an addict who describes the almost Catholic rituals of shooting heroin. ~ Brian J. Dillard, Rovi

Cast & Crew


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    Jimmy Papiris - Iggy
  • Leonardo DiCaprio
    Leonardo DiCaprio - Jim Carroll
  • Bruno Kirby
    Bruno Kirby - Swifty
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    Nick Gaetani - Referee
  • Lorraine Bracco
    Lorraine Bracco - Jim's Mother



Customer rating

5.0
100%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Incredible movie

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    Olivia18
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    This movie doesnt get enough attention. The chemistry between the actors is phenomenal. I recommend this movie to everyone. It is based on a true story and leaves the viewer in tears.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I love Leonardo DiCaprio

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    lisablah
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    I was stoked that I was able to find The Basketball Diaries on Bluray. Great flick!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Classic 1990's Movie

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    Nurge24
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    Seen this flick many times. One of Leo's earlier efforts does not disappoint

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Leo movie

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    tjh105
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    Young Leo is fantastic in this movie, very good true story

    I would recommend this to a friend



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