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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Bleak, depressing independent film making with an incredible performance by Leonardo Di Caprio, The Basketball Diaries shows that, if anything, it is the company you keep that will eventually lead...