Based on Jim Carroll's autobiographical works, The Basketball Diaries is dark decent into drug addiction. Jim and his buddies are the stars of the basketball team and headed for greatness until they make narcotics a daily after school activity. Living on the streets, Jim hits rock bottom but manages to turn things around in the end. Juliette Lewis does a nice job in her small role as a junkie and we certainly feel the vibrations of Mark Wahlberg showing us such range as a streetwise punk.
The Basketball Diaries was filmed in Queens and New York, NY
Location: Jumping Off The BusAddress: Water Street & State Street, New York, NY
Jim and crew jump off the bus and create a little havoc heading for the Staten Island Ferry here.
Location: Staten Island High SchoolAddress: 67-01 110th Street, Queens, NY Forest Hills High School
Location: The Cliff JumpAddress: Spuyten Duyvil Creek/Inwood Park
The apartment building is at 2400 Edsall Avenue in the Bronx. Getting to the cliff wasn't plausible so these shots were taken across Spuyten Duyvil Creek at the edge of Inwood Park.
Location: Winkie & Blinkie's Apartment BuildingAddress: 242 E 72nd Street at 2nd Avenue, New York, NY