The Basketball Diaries

"The true story of the death of innocence and the birth of an artist."
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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.

R
| 1995 | 1 hr 42 min | 7.3/10 | 46/100
Cast
Leonardo DiCaprio, Lorraine Bracco, Marilyn Sokol, James Madio
Director
Scott Kalvert
Produced By
Liz Heller, John Bard Manulis
Language
English
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Also directed by Scott Kalvert

Also starring Lorraine Bracco