The Basketball Diaries

The Basketball Diaries

Director: Scott Kalvert Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio
, Jimmy Papiris
Jimmy Papiris
, Nick Gaetani
Nick Gaetani
Scott Kalvert
The Basketball Diaries

The Basketball Diaries

Director: Scott Kalvert Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio
, Jimmy Papiris
Jimmy Papiris
, Nick Gaetani
Nick Gaetani
Scott Kalvert

DVD (Wide Screen)

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This coming-of-age film based on the true story of writer Jim Carroll is available as a widescreen DVD from Palm Pictures. This is an excellent transfer, with clean visuals and a crystal clear Dolby 5.1 soundtrack. Although the disc lacks the original theatrical trailer, television spots are included as a bonus. Previews of other films from Palm Pictures and Manga Entertainment are included as well. Interviews with the cast and crew provide insight into the making of the film, although their comments are at times a bit short. Leonardo Di Caprio has a couple of interesting comments, mostly reflecting on his portrayal of the real life Carroll. An anti-drug trailer is included with the DVD, as are subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.

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Product Details

Release Date: 06/30/1998
UPC: 0660200310028
Original Release: 1995
Source: Palm Pictures / Umvd
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:42:00
Sales rank: 8,265

Special Features

Closed Caption; Digitally remastered; Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound; In English; Wide screen version; Interactive menus; Interviews; SDH (subtitles for the deaf & hard of hearing); Scene index

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Leonardo DiCaprio Jim Carroll
Jimmy Papiris Iggy
Nick Gaetani Referee
Bruno Kirby Swifty
Lorraine Bracco Jim's Mother
Alexander Gaberman Bobo
Ernie Hudson Reggie Porter
Ben Jorgensen Tommy
Akiko Ashley Stripper
Patrick McGaw Neutron
Cynthia Daniel Winkie
Juliette Lewis Diane Moody
Brittany Daniel Blinkie
Erik "Panther" Betts Drug Dealer #1
Joyce R. Korbin Mugging Victim
Lawrence Barth Referee #2
Gary Iorio Policeman
Jim Carroll Frankie Pinewater
John Hoyt Billy the Bartender
Manny Siverio Pino
Tom Fitzpatrick Subway John
Vincent Pastore Construction Worker
Marilyn Sokol Chanting Woman
James Madio Pedro
Mark Wahlberg Mickey
Roy Cooper Father McNulty
Josh Mostel Counterman
Michael Imperioli Bobby
Manny Alfaro Manny
Barton Heyman Confessional Priest
Toby Huss Kenny
William Webb Juju Johnson
John Vennema Mr Rubin
Michael Rapaport Skinhead
Doc Dougherty Policeman

Technical Credits
Scott Kalvert Director
Chris Blackwell Executive Producer
Jay Carrado Stunts
Paul Clay Sound/Sound Designer
Bob Colletti Stunts
Dana Congdon Editor
David Phillips Cinematographer
David C. Dean Asst. Director
Dan Genetti Executive Producer
Bryan Gloumboff Screenwriter
Bryan Goluboff Screenwriter
Diane Hammond Makeup
Liz Heller Producer
Paul Hellerman Producer
Kathie Hersch Producer
Don Hewitt Stunts
Danny Cosmo Higginbottom Stunts
Avy Kaufman Casting
John Bard Manulis Producer
Jim McConkey Camera Operator
Todd Michael Stunts
Christopher Nowak Production Designer
Phil Oetiker Camera Operator
Karyn Rachtman Musical Direction/Supervision
Graeme Revell Score Composer
Gina G. Riggi Makeup
David C. Robinson Costumes/Costume Designer
Jon Rothstein Stunts
William Sarokin Sound/Sound Designer
David Shumbris Stunts
Brian Williams Musical Direction/Supervision
Harriet Zucker Set Decoration/Design

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Cutting School [5:52]
2. This One's for Bobby [5:00]
3. After the Game [4:22]
4. 42nd Street [7:14]
5. One on One With Reggie [2:44]
6. Harlem River [3:10]
7. Winky and Blinky [4:10]
8. Death [5:50]
9. The Habit [5:48]
10. Swifty Falls [6:58]
11. Last Game [3:19]
12. Out of the House [1:41]
13. Stealing Cars [4:21]
14. Rapping With Jim [4:15]
15. Candy Store [7:18]
16. Reggie's House [4:38]
17. Small Salvation [4:42]
18. Down in the Tubes [3:33]
19. Last Score With Mickey [4:09]
20. I Need Some Money [5:23]
21. Stage Door [7:21]

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