The Basketball Diaries

The Basketball Diaries (1995)

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

  • Genre: Drama, Crime
  • Release Date: 1995-04-21
  • User Rating: 7.3/10 from 1040 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 42min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: New Line Cinema
  • Production Country: United States of America
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Film adaptation of street tough Jim Carroll's epistle about his kaleidoscopic free fall into the harrowing world of drug addiction.

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  • Leonardo DiCaprio

    as Jim Carroll
  • Lorraine Bracco

    as Jim's Mother
  • James Madio

    as Pedro
  • Mark Wahlberg

    as Mickey
  • Bruno Kirby

    as Swifty
  • Patrick McGaw

    as Neutron
  • Juliette Lewis

    as Diane Moody
  • Michael Imperioli

    as Bobby
  • Ernie Hudson

    as Reggie
  • Manny Alfaro

    as Manny
  • Cynthia Daniel

    as Winkie
  • Brittany Daniel

    as Blinkie
  • Michael Rapaport

    as Skinhead
  • Roy Cooper

    as Father McNulty
Production Avy Kaufman Casting
Sound Graeme Revell Original Music Composer
Production John Bard Manulis Producer
Editing Dana Congdon Editor
Directing Scott Kalvert Director
Writing Jim Carroll Author
Writing Bryan Goluboff Screenplay
Production Liz Heller Producer
Camera David Phillips Director of Photography
Directing Lisa Katcher Script Supervisor