The Basketball Diaries

Synopsis: 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.
Director(s): Scott Kalvert
Production: PolyGram Video
 
IMDB:
7.3
Metacritic:
46
Rotten Tomatoes:
46%
R
Year:
1995
102 min
2,550 Views


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Go f*ck yourself,

you son of a bitch. Bastard!

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The Lord is my shepherd.

I shall not want.

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Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come.

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Thy will be done, you f*ck!

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Give us this day our daily bread, as we

forgive those who trespass against us.

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Jesus,

Jesus the Nazarene.

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Jesus, the nazarene.

Go to hell. Go to hell. Go to hell.

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Hell! Hell! Hell! Hell!

Hell! Hell!

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Jim, you're not going to waste

the whole day lying around, are you?

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Ma, I'm up.

The loony alarm went off.

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Well, close the blinds. Don't look

at her and don't listen to her.

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How could I not?

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Jesus the Nazarene.

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Mary the whore.

Mary the hairdresser.

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Mary the hairdresser.

Our Father, Who art...

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Hey, lady!

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Shut up!

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[Jim]

When I was young, about 8 or so,

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I tried making friends with God--

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by inviting him to my house

to watch the World Series.

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He never showed.

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[Wham]

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[Wham]

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[Wham]

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[Wham]

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[Wham]

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[Wham]

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[Wham]

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[Wham]

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[Wham]

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[Wham]

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[Wham]

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[Wham]

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[Wham]

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[Bell Rings]

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Too bad, Father.

I was just starting to enjoy myself.

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We can do it again tomorrow

if you like, Mr. Carroll.

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You okay, Jim?

Does it hurt?

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You want to

rub it for him, Pedro?

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Jim, give it a rest.

You'll never beat him.

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The guy's a pervert.

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Did you hear him?

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"We can do it again tomorrow

if you like, Mr. Carroll."

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Let's cut out of here.

Come on.

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j& I was born in a pool j&

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j& They made my mother stand j&

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j& I spat on that surgeon j&

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j& And his trembling hand j&

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j& When I felt the light j&

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j& I was worse than bored j&

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j& I stole a doctor's scalpel j&

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j& And I slit the cord j&

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j& I was a Catholic boy j&

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j& I was redeemed through pain j&

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j& Not through joy j&

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j& I was two months early j&

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