The Basketball Diaries
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- Format:Multiple Formats, Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
- Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language)
- Number Of Items:1
- Running Time:102 Minutes
- Rating:R (Restricted)
- Aspect Ratio:1.85:1
- Shipping Weight (lbs):0.1
- Dimensions (in):7.5 x 5.3 x 0.6
- Release Date:October 19, 2004
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- Brand Name: UNI DIST CORP (MUSIC) Mfg#: 660200310028
- Shipping Weight: 0.17 lbs
- Genre: DRAMA
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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 only escape from the reality of the streets is heroin for which he steals; robs and prostitutes himself. Only with the help of Reggie; an older neighborhood friend with whom Jim "picked up a game" now and then; is he able to begin the long journey back to sanity."
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