The Basketball Diaries: Directed by Scott Kalvert. With Leonardo DiCaprio, Lorraine Bracco, Marilyn Sokol, James Madio. A teenager finds his dreams of becoming a basketball star threatened after he free falls into the harrowing world of drug addiction.
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Distributed by New Line Cinema, The Basketball Diaries stars Leonardo DiCaprio as Carroll, along with Bruno Kirby , Lorraine Bracco, Ernie Hudson, Patrick McGaw , James Madio, Michael Imperioli, and Mark Wahlberg in supporting roles. The Basketball Diaries premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on January 27, 1995.
The film is an adaptation of poet and memoirist Jim Carroll's (Leonardo DiCaprio) juvenile diaries chronicling 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 on the basketball court and the court becomes a metaphor for the world in his mind.
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Run time : 1 hour and 42 minutes. Actors : Leonardo DiCaprio, Lorraine Bracco, Marilyn Sokol, James Madio, Patrick McGaw. Producers : Chris Blackwell, Dan Genetti, John Bard Manulis, Kathie Hersch, Liz Heller. Language : English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
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Secondly, How Old Is Leonardo DiCaprio in Basketball Diaries? It’s been 20 years since The Basketball Diaries hit theaters. ET was on set with the adorably young actors, 22-year-old Mark Wahlberg and 19-year-old Leonardo DiCaprio, as their epic, A-lister friendship began to blossom back in 1994. The Basketball Diaries  [R] – 6.7.