Some disaffected youths join greaser gangs. But, for Jim Carroll (Leonardo DiCaprio), the world’s a basketball court. He’s an all-star baller for his Catholic high school by day – but, by night, tormented by grief and abuse, he’s slam-dunking heroin and prostituting himself to support his habit. Leo won acclaim for this gritty performance.
Director: Scott Kalvert
Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Lorraine Bracco, Marilyn Sokol
Genre: Biography | Crime | Drama