“The Basketball Diaries” quotes(1995)
Plot – In the degraded suburbs of New York, some friends abandon the school to put themselves in worse situations. When one of them dies of leukemia, Jim begins to write his impressions in a diary. The degradation continues and the boys let themselves go completely, assuming drugs and committing crimes. Jim's mother, tired of pain and lies, sends him out of the house but the crimes worsen seriously. To obtain money to buy drugs, Jim begins to prostitute himself. His friend Reggie tries to help him but everything is useless. Pedro is arrested and Herbie too for the killing of a drug dealer. Jim, panicked, comes back home but his mother doesn't let him in and calls the police. Jim ends up in a reformatory. Some years later, he's finally published his diary and after reading some of its pages, he's applauded by the audience.
All actors – Leonardo DiCaprio, Lorraine Bracco, Marilyn Sokol, James Madio, Patrick McGaw, Mark Wahlberg, Roy Cooper, Vincent Pastore, Bruno Kirby, Jimmy Papiris, Nick Gaetani, Alexander Chaplin, Ben Jorgensen, Josh Mostel, Juliette Lewis, Michael Imperioli, Akiko Ashley, Ernie Hudson, Manny Alfaro, Cynthia Daniel, Brittany Daniel, Eric Betts, Joyce R. Korbin, Barton Heyman, Lawrence Barth, Gary Iorio, Toby Huss, Jim Carroll, William Webb, John C. Vennema, Michael Rapaport, Doc Dougherty, John Hoyt, Manny Siverio, Alex Ballar, Brian Ferrari, Tom Fitzpatrick, Mary Ann Hannon, Gus Scharr, Brian Shaktishow all
“The Basketball Diaries” Quotes 8 quotes
“You got your rich dilettante square-ass who dabbles now and then and always has enough money to run off to the Riviera if he feels he's fucking around to the danger point. Street junkies hate these pricks, but they're always suckers, and their money makes them tolerable. Then you got your upper-middle-class Westchester preppies... same as the...” (continue)(continue reading)
“Time sure flies when you're young and jerking off.”
“All I've been doing is reading this diary wondering how the hell I'm still alive?”
“Idle time is the devil's play thing.”
“- Reggie Porter: White boy! Are you ready for your beatin'?
- Jim Carroll: Don't let your mouth get you into something your ass can't handle.”
“I saw this girl next to me who wasn't beautiful until she smiled.”
“It's a Saturday night thing when you feel cool like a gangster or a rockstar, just something to kill the boredom, you know? They call it a chippie, a small habit. It feels so good, you start doing it on Tuesdays... then Thursdays... then it's got you. Every wise ass punk on the block says it won't happen to them, but it does.”