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.
Mark Wahlberg later took the role originally offered to Leonardo DiCaprio in Boogie Nights (1997), who turned it down so he could work on Titanic (1997) instead.
Don't worry, Swifty, I won't rat you out.
Jim: And in the next life, Father, I'm gonna have the paddle!
Supposedly set in winter, yet deciduous trees with green leaves are visible.
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.