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Basquiat

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Cast
Jeffrey Wright, Michael Wincott, Benicio Del Toro, Claire Forlani, David Bowie, Dennis Hopper, Gary Oldman, Christopher Walken, Willem Dafoe, Parker Posey, Paul Bartel, Courtney Love, Tatum O'Neal
Released
1996
cocaine | heroin | marijuana | Jean-Michel Basquiat | Parasite (2019)
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Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat and his friend Benny snort cocaine through a straw from a plate.
Jean-Michel imagines a conversation: "Is this the suicide hotline?"
“I’m gonna blow my brains out.”
“No. I’m gonna take these pills.” (0:12)

Jean-Michel smokes a joint in bed. (0:26)

Men snort cocaine with Jean-Michel. (0:30)

Painter Gina says, “You’re out of your mind Benny, you should take more drugs.” (0:31)

Gina finds Jean-Michel unresponsive with a syringe on the floor beside him. (0:51)

Jean-Michel and Benny share a joint. Jean-Michel: “Give me my joint man.” (0:52)

Jean-Michel lights a joint and shares it with artist Albert. (0:56)

Jean-Michel snorts cocaine. (1:00)

An interviewer asks Jean-Michel, “Your mother resides in a mental institution. Is that right?” (1:09)

Jean-Michel complains to painter Andy that people refer to him as a “death-warmed-over person on drugs.”
“Now they say I’m killing myself... I’m clean now.” (1:20)

Albert tells Jean-Michel, referring to Andy, “He never asked me for a thing except to speak to you about getting off drugs.” (1:29)

Art dealer Bruno, tearful, tells Jean-Michel, “Andy is dead.” Jean-Michel remembers his friend, grieves.

End text: “Jean-Michel Basquiat, American painter, died of August 12th, 1988 of a heroin overdose. He was 27 years old.” (1:32)