The Basketball Diaries: Film adaptation of street tough Jim Carroll's epistle about his kaleidoscopic free fall into the harrowing world of drug addiction. As a member of a seemingly unbeatable high school basketball squad, Jim's life centers around the basketball court and the court becomes a metaphor for the world in his mind. A best friend who is dying of leukemia, a coach ("Swifty") who takes unacceptable liberties with the boys on his team, teenage sexual angst, and an unhealthy appetite for heroin -- all of these begin to encroach on young Jim's dream of becoming a basketball star. Soon, the dark streets of New York become a refuge from his mother's mounting concern for her son. He can't go home and his...
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jessiep : It's like a bad episode of the Vampire Diaries... The storyline is really...
loganandmissy : BRAVO! very good documentary, very good cinematography and the crimes...
canuckzach : You'll either love it, or end up confused. Cinematography was great but I...
randomskaterdude : seriously watch this film at the cinema's! don't wait for a better version,...