The Basketball Diaries

Jim Carroll's dreamy, pseudo-poetic memoir of a misspent New York boyhood -- standard equipment for alienated adolescents of the 90s -- is predictably re-tooled as an anti-drug message vehicle. If the idea of watching Leonardo DiCaprio pout for 90 minutes gives you sweaty palms, by all means go. Look for an unbilled Juliette Lewis.

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Scott Kalvert

Basketball Diaries Director Scott Kalvert Found Dead

Scott Kalvert, who directed The Basketball Diaries starring Leonardo DiCaprio, was found dead Wednesday, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Kalvert was found in his home in Woodland Hills, Calif.. His death is being investi… Read more

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The Basketball Diaries - Official Trailer
00:31 — A high school basketball player's dream of playing pro ball goes up in smoke because of a heroin addiction. Based on Jim Carroll's autobiography of tr (more…)

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  • Released: 1995
  • Rating: R
  • Review: Jim Carroll's dreamy, pseudo-poetic memoir of a misspent New York boyhood -- standard equipment for alienated adolescents of the 90s -- is predictably re-tooled as an anti-drug message vehicle. If the idea of watching Leonardo DiCaprio pout for 90 minutes… (more)

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