The Basketball Diaries

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"The true story of the death of innocence and the birth of an artist."
  • R
  • 1995
  • 1 hr 42 min
  • 7.3  (103,758)
  • 46

In this drama, a high school basketball star crumbles under the pressure from his demanding mother and despicable coach. As the boy turns to heroin on the mean streets of NYC, his life falls apart. Can he find redemption in the game at which he excels. This adaptation of Jim Carrol's memoir stars Leonardo DiCaprio has the beleaguered sports addict.

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The Basketball Diaries
The Basketball Diaries

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In this drama, a high school basketball star crumbles under the pressure from his demanding mother and despicable coach. As the boy turns to heroin on the mean streets of NYC, his life falls apart. Can he find redemption in the game at which he excels. This adaptation of Jim Carrol's memoir stars Leonardo DiCaprio has the beleaguered sports addict.
  • Release Date
    1995
  • MPAA Rating
    R
  • Runtime
    1 hr 42 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    7.3  (103,758)
  • Metascore
    46