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There's a memorable, heart-wrenching scene in "The Basketball Diaries" that has teenage drug addict Jim Carroll begging his mother to let him into her apartment. He cries, he pleads, he curses and cajoles - and ultimately tries to break down the door. But as his mother refuses to unlatch the chain, through her tears we see that her face is full of contradictions.
The film is an adaptation of poet and memoirist Jim Carroll's juvenile diaries chronicling his kaleidoscopic free-fall into the harrowing world of drug addic...
The movie brings out discussions over drugs abuse in a manner that journey with the struggles of Jim in his addiction. For example, when the boys talk about Wilt Chamberlain as the best basketball player, and later refer to him as “skinhead”, there is a divide between their attitudes regarding the best player around.
SCENE 19: Before a basketball game against Harlem High, Jim, Pedro, and Mickey pick pills from Pedro's hat, hoping they are uppers; Neutron is there, but he refuses the pills. Unfortunately, the pills are downers, and the boys are stumbling all over themselves on the court.
Edit. 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.
With portuguese subtitles. Gotta love this scene.
The Basketball Diaries is a 1995 American biographical crime drama film directed by Scott Kalvert and based on an autobiographical novel by the same name written by Jim Carroll. It tells the story of Carroll's teenage years as a promising high school basketball player and writer who develops an addiction to heroin .