The Basketball Diaries

Corrected entry: After Jim goes to Bobby's funeral and goes crazy in the parking lot, Jim has a fit and leans into the fence, the guys begin playing basketball and Jim is seen drinking from a bottle he threw at the fence about twenty seconds earlier.


Correction: This is a mistake, it's Mickey who smashes his bottle on the ground.

Corrected entry: Early in film, there is a wide shot of the New York skyline that shows the Twin Towers, but this is a period film of the 1960's. The Twin Towers didn't exist until 1972.

Vicente Crooks

Correction: Jim Carroll's memoir recounts events from the 1960's. The film version is actually set in the early 90's.

Corrected entry: The Basketball Diaries the book was written in the 1960s, when Jim Carroll was sixteen; however, the movie was set in the 1990s, making it look like Carroll was born in the 1980s.


Correction: So? The timeline was changed to make the movie more modern than the book.


Corrected entry: When Jim and Frankie Pinewater talk about the latter's story of going to a church to pay penance and end up doing heroin instead, as Frankie tells Jim about smelling the incest, he is looking down at him, but in the close up shot where he questions himself about the aroma of the incest, he is looking up and his hands are raised close to his head.


Correction: Um.smelling the incest? I'm hoping you mean incense?


Revealing mistake: When Jim is rescued from the snow (thrown over Reggie's shoulder), he moves his leg, although he is supposed to be unconscious.

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Jim: And in the next life, father, I'M gonna have the paddle.

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