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The Basketball Diaries (1995)

R
102 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

A teenager finds his dreams of becoming a basketball star threatened after he free falls into the harrowing world of drug addiction.
Writers
Jim Carroll (novel) | Bryan Goluboff (screenplay)
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Opening Wknd
$ 765,335
Gross (USA)
$ 2,381,087
Gross (World)
$ 2,381,087
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Release date
Apr 21, 1995 (United States)

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Lorraine Bracco
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Mickey Mickey   See fewer
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Vincent Pastore
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Nick Gaetani
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Alexander Chaplin
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Josh Mostel
Counterman Counterman   See fewer
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Stripper Stripper   See fewer
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Reggie Reggie   See fewer
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Brittany Daniel
Blinkie Blinkie   See fewer
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Eric Betts
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Barton Heyman
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Lawrence Barth
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Gary Iorio
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Jim Carroll
Frankie Pinewater (as James Dennis Carroll) Frankie Pinewater (as James Dennis Carroll)   See fewer
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William Webb
JuJu Johnson JuJu Johnson   See fewer
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John C. Vennema
Mr. Rubin (as John Vennema) Mr. Rubin (as John Vennema)   See fewer
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Michael Rapaport
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Doc Dougherty
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John Hoyt
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Chris M. Allport
Jim Carroll (voice) (uncredited) Jim Carroll (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Basketball Player (uncredited) Basketball Player (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.3 / 10 | 91,486 votes