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The Basketball Diaries | 1995 | R | - 6.7.7

Chronicles how author Jim Carroll transformed himself into a drug addict and hustler. Leonardo DiCaprio stars.

SEX/NUDITY 6 - Discussion of masturbation & bestiality (a kid is shown masturbating). Some peep-show nudity. Teens moon the passengers on a boat. A teen has sex with a prostitute (she is shown in underwear): they are later pictured nude in bed, strategically covered. A male coach propositions a male teen. A man grabs a teen's crotch.

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VIOLENCE/GORE 7 - Teens sniff cleaning fluid fumes and one of them vomits. Cocaine use is also depicted. A bottle is smashed over a teen's head and there's a violent street brawl. In a dream, a teen shoots his classmates with a shotgun (wounds & blood are shown). A man breaks a teen's hand. A man falls off a building to his death. There's a street beating and some teens beat and rob a woman.

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LANGUAGE 7 - The F-word and scatological terms are used frequently throughout the film.

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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Theft, drug use, prostitution.
MESSAGE - Drug use brings about self-destruction.
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