The Basketball Diaries (film)

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The Basketball Diaries is a 1995 American drama film directed by Scott Kalvert, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Lorraine Bracco, James Madic, and Mark Wahlberg from the non-fiction work of the same name. The film centers around Jim Carroll (DiCaprio), a promising teenage basketball player who develops an addiction to heroin with his misguided friends.

The true story of the death of innocence and the birth of an artist (taglines)

Jim Carroll[edit]

  • HEY LADY! SHUT UP!
  • Mom, can you get me some money please?
  • I was starting to enjoy myself, Father!

Dialogue[edit]

Mom: Hey Jim, you're not going to waste the whole day lying around are you?
Jim: Yeah Mom, I'm up. The loony alarm went off.
Mom: Well, close the blinds. Don't look at her and don't listen to her.
Jim: How can I not?

Crazy lady: Jesus the Nazarene, Mary the whore, Mary the hairdresser-
Jim: HEY LADY! SHUT UP!!

Pedro: You okay, Jim?
Jim: Yeah.
Pedro: Does it hurt?
Mickey: What? Do you want to rub it for him, Pedro?
Neutron: Yo Jim, give it a rest, man. You're never gonna beat him.
Mickey: The guy's a pervert, did you hear him? "We can do it again tomorrow if you like, Mr. Carroll."
Jim: C'mon. Let's cut out of here!

Jim: Mom, can you give some money PLEASE? Mom can you give me some money PLEASE! Stop [...] around!
(waits 5 minutes then shouts again)
Jim: Mom, give me some [...] money please! What are you doing! I'm your son!
(no answer)
Jim: MOM DON'T [...] AROUND LIKE THIS! GIVE ME SOME MONEY!!! MOM!!!!!
(silent)
Jim: Come on! Let me in the [...] door!
(Jim waits but his mom doesn't answer. Jim begins to cry)
Jim: Oh, my God! Oh, [...]!
Jim: Let me in. I NEED SOME MONEY. I NEED SOME MONEY REAL BAD. Oh, [...].

Jim: Holy [...]! Look at this place!

Jim: And all I've done is reading these diaries wondering how the heck am I still alive.

Taglines[edit]

  • The true story of the death of innocence and the birth of an artist
  • Every punk on the block says it's not going to happen to them... but it does.

Cast[edit]

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