Basketball Diaries

Basketball Diaries

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Director: Scott Kalvert

Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jimmy Papiris, Nick Gaetani

     
 

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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 hottestSee more details below

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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.

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Product Details

Release Date:
07/29/2003
UPC:
0031398840329
Original Release:
1995
Rating:
R
Source:
Lions Gate
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:42:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Leonardo DiCaprio Jim Carroll
Jimmy Papiris Iggy
Nick Gaetani Referee
Bruno Kirby Swifty
Lorraine Bracco Jim's Mother
Alexander Gaberman Bobo
Ernie Hudson Reggie Porter
Ben Jorgensen Tommy
Akiko Ashley Stripper
Patrick McGaw Neutron
Cynthia Daniel Winkie
Juliette Lewis Diane Moody
Brittany Daniel Blinkie
Erik "Panther" Betts Drug Dealer #1
Joyce R. Korbin Mugging Victim
Lawrence Barth Referee #2
Gary Iorio Policeman
Jim Carroll Frankie Pinewater
John Hoyt Billy the Bartender
Manny Siverio Pino
Tom Fitzpatrick Subway John
Vincent Pastore Construction Worker
Marilyn Sokol Chanting Woman
James Madio Pedro
Mark Wahlberg Mickey
Roy Cooper Father McNulty
Josh Mostel Counterman
Michael Imperioli Bobby
Manny Alfaro Manny
Barton Heyman Confessional Priest
Toby Huss Kenny
William Webb Juju Johnson
John Vennema Mr Rubin
Michael Rapaport Skinhead
Doc Dougherty Policeman

Technical Credits
Scott Kalvert Director
Chris Blackwell Executive Producer
Jay Carrado Stunts
Paul Clay Sound/Sound Designer
Bob Colletti Stunts
Dana Congdon Editor
David Phillips Cinematographer
David C. Dean Asst. Director
Dan Genetti Executive Producer
Bryan Gloumboff Screenwriter
Bryan Goluboff Screenwriter
Diane Hammond Makeup
Liz Heller Producer
Paul Hellerman Producer
Kathie Hersch Producer
Don Hewitt Stunts
Danny Cosmo Higginbottom Stunts
Avy Kaufman Casting
John Bard Manulis Producer
Jim McConkey Camera Operator
Todd Michael Stunts
Christopher Nowak Production Designer
Phil Oetiker Camera Operator
Karyn Rachtman Musical Direction/Supervision
Graeme Revell Score Composer
Gina G. Riggi Makeup
David C. Robinson Costumes/Costume Designer
Jon Rothstein Stunts
William Sarokin Sound/Sound Designer
David Shumbris Stunts
Brian Williams Musical Direction/Supervision
Harriet Zucker Set Decoration/Design

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