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The Basketball Diaries [Blu-ray]

  • R
  • Blu-ray
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • Based on the autobiographical journals of poet Jim Carroll, BASKETBALL DIARIES follows the descent of a Catholic high school student from star basketball player to drug addict. Jim (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his friends roam the streets of New York City as goof-offs, petty thieves, and junkies. Expelled from school for using drugs before a game, Jim is also thrown out of his house and takes up street hustling. A pre-superstardom DiCaprio gives a strong performance in this gritty and uncompromising look at being young and streetwise.
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  • Credits
    Leonardo DiCaprio, Leonardo Di Caprio, Mark Wahlberg, Marky Mark, Lorraine Bracco, Bruno Kirby, B. Kirby, Bruce Kirby Jr., Juliette Lewis, Michael Imperioli, Ernie Hudson, Brittany Daniel
  • Critic Reviews
    "...DiCaprio is electrifying....A wild ride fueled by profane wit and hallucinatory power..."
    Rolling Stone

    "...[The film] pulsates as an early-'60s time capsule..."
    USA Today

    "...Energetic....A glimpse of the great actor Leonardo DiCaprio is going to be."
    Entertainment Weekly

    "...[DiCaprio delivers] a game, highly emotional performance that further confirms previous indications of a major talent..."
    Variety

    "...[DiCaprio is] a stunning natural performer who hides nothing, with the wrenching expressions of a latter-day James Dean..."
    New York Times

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