The Basketball Diaries

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Summary: An adapation of Jim Carroll's memoirs of his decent from basketball star to heroin addict while in high school.

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Runtime: 102 min
Rating: Rated R for graphic depiction of drug addiction with related strong violence,sexuality and language.
Production: New Line Cinema
Genres: Biography, Drama, Sport, Crime
Country: USA
Language: English
Home Release Date: Jun 30, 1998
Director Credit
Scott Kalvert Director
Writer Credit
Bryan Goluboff Screenplay
Jim Carroll Novel
Principal Cast Credit
Leonardo DiCaprio Jim Carroll
Lorraine Bracco Jim's Mother
Cast Credit
Alexander Chaplin Bobo
Ben Jorgensen Tommy
Bruno Kirby Swifty
James Madio Pedro
Jimmy Papiris Iggy
Josh Mostel Counterman
Juliette Lewis Diane Moody
Marilyn Sokol Chanting Woman
Mark Wahlberg Mickey
Nick Gaetani Referee #1
Patrick McGaw Neutron
Roy Cooper Father McNulty
Vincent Pastore Construction Worker
Producer Credit
Chris Blackwell Executive Producer
Dan Genetti Executive Producer
John Bard Manulis Producer
Kathie Hersch Line Producer
Liz Heller Producer Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by: