The Basketball Diaries is a 1995 American coming of age drama film directed by Scott Kalvert starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Lorraine Bracco, James Madio and Mark Wahlberg.


The film is an adaptation of poet and memoirist Jim Carroll's juvenile diaries chronicling his kaleidoscopic free fall into the harrowing world of drug addiction the role of Jim is played by Leonardo DiCaprio as a member of a seemingly unbeatable high school basketball squad.

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