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The Basketball Diaries

  • List Price: $9.95
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  • Seller:MovieMars
  • Sales Rank:12,454
  • Format:Multiple Formats, Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language)
  • Color:Multi
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Running Time:102 Minutes
  • Rating:R (Restricted)
  • Autographed:No
  • Region:1
  • Discs:1
  • Aspect Ratio:1.85:1
  • Memorabilia:No
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):0.3
  • Dimensions (in):7.5 x 5.3 x 0.6
  • Release Date:October 19, 2004
  • MPN:TMM-TM2604
  • UPC:660200310028
  • EAN:0660200310028
  • ASIN:B00049QQHI
Availability:Usually ships in 1-2 business days

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  • Brand Name: UNI DIST CORP (MUSIC) Mfg#: 660200310028
  • Shipping Weight: 0.17 lbs
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  • Genre: DRAMA
  • All music products are properly licensed and guaranteed authentic.


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Synopsis
UPC: 660000000000

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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