The Basketball Diaries1995

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The Basketball Diaries
Directed by:
Scott Kalvert

Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Lorraine Bracco, Marilyn Sokol, James Madio, Patrick McGaw and Mark Wahlberg, "The Basketball Diaries" (also known as "Ritorno dal nulla", "Jim Carroll - In den Straßen von New York") is a Biography/Crime/Drama/Sport film directed by Scott Kalvert, and written by Bryan Goluboff (screenplay), released in the USA on April 21 of 1995.

The true story of the death of innocence and the birth of an artist

Who directed "The Basketball Diaries":

The Basketball Diaries was directed by Scott Kalvert, a director.

Since The Basketball Diaries, Scott Kalvert directed Deuces Wild, released in 2002.

What was the release date of "The Basketball Diaries":

The Basketball Diaries was first released on Friday, April 21, 1995, in the United States. Other films released on Friday, April 21, 1995 are While You Were Sleeping (dir. Jon Turteltaub), Utomlyonnye solntsem (dir. Nikita Mikhalkov), and Kiss of Death (dir. Barbet Schroeder and Andre Feher). This was twenty-four (24) years ago.

It has been released on Friday, November 24, 1995 in the United Kingdom; Wednesday, May 06, 1998 in France; Thursday, October 05, 1995 in Germany and on Thursday, February 01, 1996 in Spain.

Who is at the casting of "The Basketball Diaries":

At the casting of The Basketball Diaries we find Leonardo DiCaprio, previously seen in The Quick and the Dead (1995) and Les Cent et une nuits de Simon Cinéma (1995); Lorraine Bracco (Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (1993), Being Human (1993)); Marilyn Sokol (Family Business (1989), Can't Stop the Music (1980)) [ more... ]

  • Lorraine Bracco, Michael Imperioli and Manny Alfaro can be seen in Goodfellas, released in 1990.
  • Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Wahlberg can be seen in The Departed, released in 2006.
  • Manny Alfaro and Lorraine Bracco also appeared together in Sea of Love, released in 1989.

What is the Storyline of "The Basketball Diaries":

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 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 [...]

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