R | | 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.
The songs "Catholic Boy" and "People Who Died", which play in the film, were written and sung by the real Jim Carroll. They were also performed by The Jim Carroll Band.
...did I ever tell you about the first time I did heroin?
When being picked up from the snow by Reggie, Jim bends his left leg even though he is supposed to be unconscious.
This film was passed uncut with an 18 rating in the UK in 2000. It was previously cut by 47 seconds by the distributor. The cuts were to the dream sequence where kids are shot in school, which was removed by the distributor in response to the Dunblane massacre.
$765,335 23 April 1995
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