Biography Crime Drama. A teenager finds his dreams of becoming a basketball star threatened after he free falls into the harrowing world of drug addiction. A teenager finds his dreams of becoming a basketball star threatened after he free falls into the harrowing world of drug addiction.
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Jim approaches a stage door to give a poetry reading. He encounters Pedro, who has been released from reform school. Pedro offers him a bag of drugs, which Jim refuses. Jim recites his work before an audience and receives applause. Cast
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Pedro just doesn't give a shit about his life anymore and gets himself incarcerated.
Jim, Pedro, and Mickey are all friends that play basketball together in high school. One of their good friends ends up dying from leukemia. They all do drugs together. They get really into doing drugs and end up getting kicked out of school. Jim’s mom kicks him out because she can’t deal with it anymore.
Basketball Diaries. Film: A Scene-by-Scene Reference Guide. This document attempts to link each scene in Scott Kalvert's film The Basketball Diaries to specific entries in Jim Carroll's autobiography of the same title. I have studied Carroll's work for ten years, and after viewing Kalvert's film five or six times, I still could not figure out ...
Neutron and Pedro also appear in the diary, but both--especially Pedro--are relatively minor players in the book, so it's strange that Bryan Goluboff (the screenwriter) selected them as Jim's "best friends" for the film.
Madio, who played Pedro in the movie and can be seen standing closest to Wahlberg in the clip in question, told us that he had no recollection of even hearing about anyone’s jumping off a bridge ...