"The Basketball Diaries" quotes

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A teenager finds his dreams of becoming a basketball star threatened after he free falls into the harrowing world of drug addiction.

Director: Scott Kalvert
Writer: Jim Carroll, Bryan Goluboff
Production: N/A
Year: 1995
MetaScore: 46/100
ImdbRating: 7.3
BoxOffice: $2,381,087
Released: 21 Apr 1995
Awards: N/A

46 Clips

Don't worry Swifty I'm not going to rat you out - The Basketball Diaries 00:13
Don't worry Swifty I'm not going to rat you out
You think that'll keep him out of heaven - The Basketball Diaries 00:09
You think that'll keep him out of heaven
All right - The Basketball Diaries 00:19
All right
Idle time is the devil's plaything Jim - The Basketball Diaries 00:06
Idle time is the devil's plaything Jim
Who's a whore now - The Basketball Diaries 00:03
Who's a whore now
Wake up Mr Carroll It's later than you think - The Basketball Diaries 00:05
Wake up Mr Carroll It's later than you think
I just want to be pure - The Basketball Diaries 00:09
I just want to be pure
Gee whiz Ma you know - The Basketball Diaries 00:09
Gee whiz Ma you know
Too bad Father I was just starting to enjoy myself - The Basketball Diaries 00:11
Too bad Father I was just starting to enjoy myself
Shit happens man - The Basketball Diaries 00:05
Shit happens man
Did I ever tell you about the first time I did heroin - The Basketball Diaries 00:05
Did I ever tell you about the first time I did heroin
There's different types of users of junk - The Basketball Diaries 00:37
There's different types of users of junk
I was just going to sniff a bag - The Basketball Diaries 00:15
I was just going to sniff a bag
You got to have presence on the court - The Basketball Diaries 00:21
You got to have presence on the court
And in the next life Father - The Basketball Diaries 00:06
And in the next life Father
Just my own naked self and the stars breathing down - The Basketball Diaries 00:07
Just my own naked self and the stars breathing down
I tell you what if our school was this nice - The Basketball Diaries 00:05
I tell you what if our school was this nice
I saw this girl next to me - The Basketball Diaries 00:07
I saw this girl next to me
Hey white boy - The Basketball Diaries 00:08
Hey white boy
Time sure flies when you're young and jerking off - The Basketball Diaries 00:05
Time sure flies when you're young and jerking off
I felt dazed like I'd just come out of a four hour movie I didn't understand - The Basketball Diaries 00:07
I felt dazed like I'd just come out of a four hour movie I...
All I've been doing is reading these diaries - The Basketball Diaries 00:06
All I've been doing is reading these diaries
When I was young about 8 or so - The Basketball Diaries 00:13
When I was young about 8 or so
First it's a Saturday night thing - The Basketball Diaries 00:29
First it's a Saturday night thing
You're growing up - The Basketball Diaries 00:25
You're growing up
It's later than you think - The Basketball Diaries 00:12
It's later than you think
Idle time is the devil's play thing - The Basketball Diaries 00:14
Idle time is the devil's play thing
I just wanna be pure - The Basketball Diaries 00:15
I just wanna be pure
You're growing up - The Basketball Diaries 00:57
You're growing up
You think that'll keep him out of Heaven - The Basketball Diaries 00:28
You think that'll keep him out of Heaven
Did I ever tell you about the first time I did heroin - The Basketball Diaries 00:18
Did I ever tell you about the first time I did heroin
I'll tell you what - The Basketball Diaries 00:24
I'll tell you what
Are you ready for your beatin' - The Basketball Diaries 00:26
Are you ready for your beatin'
And in the next life - The Basketball Diaries 00:16
And in the next life
You gotta have presence on the court - The Basketball Diaries 00:56
You gotta have presence on the court
Who's the whore now - The Basketball Diaries 00:11
Who's the whore now
When I was young - The Basketball Diaries 00:34
When I was young
We oughtta have these heart to heart talks more often - The Basketball Diaries 00:22
We oughtta have these heart to heart talks more often
We can do it again tomorrow if you like - The Basketball Diaries 00:22
We can do it again tomorrow if you like
Time sure flies when you're young and jerking off - The Basketball Diaries 00:17
Time sure flies when you're young and jerking off
They call it a chippie - The Basketball Diaries 01:00
They call it a chippie
There's different types of users of junk - The Basketball Diaries 02:45
There's different types of users of junk
Shit fucking happens - The Basketball Diaries 00:15
Shit fucking happens
Nobody's gonna believe a druggie like you - The Basketball Diaries 00:35
Nobody's gonna believe a druggie like you
Like I just came out of a 4 hour movie I didn't understand - The Basketball Diaries 00:19
Like I just came out of a 4 hour movie I didn't understand
Just my own naked self and the stars breathing down - The Basketball Diaries 00:17
Just my own naked self and the stars breathing down

Cast

Jim Carroll - Leonardo DiCaprio
Jim's Mother - Lorraine Bracco
Chanting Woman - Marilyn Sokol
Pedro - James Madio
Neutron - Patrick McGaw
Mickey - Mark Wahlberg
Father McNulty - Roy Cooper
Construction Worker (as Vinnie Pastore) - Vincent Pastore
Swifty - Bruno Kirby
Referee #1 - Nick Gaetani
Bobo (as Alexander Gaberman) - Alexander Chaplin
Counterman - Josh Mostel
Diane Moody - Juliette Lewis
Stripper - Akiko Ashley
Reggie - Ernie Hudson
Manny - Manny Alfaro
Blinkie - Brittany Daniel
Drug Dealer #1 - Eric Betts
Mugging Victim - Joyce R. Korbin
Confessional Priest - Barton Heyman
Referee #2 - Lawrence Barth
Policeman - Gary Iorio
Kenny - Toby Huss
Frankie Pinewater (as James Dennis Carroll) - Jim Carroll
JuJu Johnson - William Webb
Mr. Rubin (as John Vennema) - John C. Vennema
Skinhead - Michael Rapaport
Policeman - Doc Dougherty
Billy the Bartender - John Hoyt
Jim Carroll (voice) - Chris M. Allport
Basketball Player - Alex Ballar
Pool hall shark - Anthony DiMaria
St. Vitus Student - Brian Ferrari
The 'John' in the Subway - Tom Fitzpatrick
Head Nurse - Mary Ann Hannon
Girl at bar - Kate Miller
Drug-sniffer in subway restroom - Rohan Quine
Priest - Gus Scharr
Catholic School Boy - Brian Shakti