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  • The Basketball Diaries (1995)
  • R
    102 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
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.
Director
Writers
Jim Carroll (novel) | Bryan Goluboff (screenplay)
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Release date
Apr 21, 1995 (United States)

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46 cast members
Name Known for
Leonardo DiCaprio
Jim Carroll Jim Carroll   See fewer
Lorraine Bracco
Jim's Mother Jim's Mother   See fewer
Marilyn Sokol
Chanting Woman Chanting Woman   See fewer
Patrick McGaw
Neutron Neutron   See fewer
Mark Wahlberg
Mickey Mickey   See fewer
Roy Cooper
Father McNulty Father McNulty   See fewer
Vincent Pastore
Construction Worker (as Vinnie Pastore) Construction Worker (as Vinnie Pastore)   See fewer
Bruno Kirby
Swifty Swifty   See fewer
Nick Gaetani
Referee #1 Referee #1   See fewer
Alexander Chaplin
Bobo (as Alexander Gaberman) Bobo (as Alexander Gaberman)   See fewer
Josh Mostel
Counterman Counterman   See fewer
Juliette Lewis
Diane Moody Diane Moody   See fewer
Akiko Ashley
Stripper Stripper   See fewer
Ernie Hudson
Reggie Reggie   See fewer
Brittany Daniel
Blinkie Blinkie   See fewer
Eric Betts
Drug Dealer #1 Drug Dealer #1   See fewer
Joyce R. Korbin
Mugging Victim Mugging Victim   See fewer
Barton Heyman
Confessional Priest Confessional Priest   See fewer
Lawrence Barth
Referee #2 Referee #2   See fewer
Gary Iorio
Policeman Policeman   See fewer
Toby Huss
Kenny Kenny   See fewer
Jim Carroll
Frankie Pinewater (as James Dennis Carroll) Frankie Pinewater (as James Dennis Carroll)   See fewer
William Webb
JuJu Johnson JuJu Johnson   See fewer
John C. Vennema
Mr. Rubin (as John Vennema) Mr. Rubin (as John Vennema)   See fewer
Michael Rapaport
Skinhead Skinhead   See fewer
Doc Dougherty
Policeman Policeman   See fewer
John Hoyt
Billy the Bartender Billy the Bartender   See fewer
Chris M. Allport
Jim Carroll (voice) (uncredited) Jim Carroll (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
Alex Ballar
Basketball Player (uncredited) Basketball Player (uncredited)   See fewer
Anthony DiMaria
Pool hall shark (uncredited) Pool hall shark (uncredited)   See fewer
Patrick Coleman Duncan
Student (uncredited) Student (uncredited)   See fewer
Brian Ferrari
St. Vitus Student (uncredited) St. Vitus Student (uncredited)   See fewer
Tom Fitzpatrick
The 'John' in the Subway (uncredited) The 'John' in the Subway (uncredited)   See fewer
Mary Ann Hannon
Head Nurse (uncredited) Head Nurse (uncredited)   See fewer
Marshall Dancing Elk Lucas
Patron (uncredited) Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
Kate Miller
Girl at bar (uncredited) Girl at bar (uncredited)   See fewer
Rohan Quine
Drug-sniffer in subway restroom (uncredited) Drug-sniffer in subway restroom (uncredited)   See fewer
Gus Scharr
Priest (uncredited) Priest (uncredited)   See fewer
Brian Shakti
Catholic School Boy (uncredited) Catholic School Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
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