I was first attracted to this film for the simple reason Leo was in it. But i was in for one hell of a shock. This film, based on Jim Carroll's Novel The Basketball diaries completley and utterly blew me away. I cried, i laughed, i sighed. It was indeed a very very powerful film and it shows what life is really like out there on the streets.
An autobiographical account of poet and rock musician Jim Carroll's delinquent high school years, during which he excelled playing basketball for a boy's club team, meanwhile hustling to support his growing heroin addiction.
LEONARDO DICAPRIO as JIM CARROLL
LORRAINE BRACCO as JIM'S MOTHER
JAMES MADIO as PEDRO
PATRICK MCGAW as NEUTRON
MARK WAHLBERG as MICKEY