The Rum Diary

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  • R
  • Genre(s): Drama Comedy
  • Release year: 2011
  • Running time: 120 min
Based on the debut novel by Hunter S. Thompson, "The Rum Diary" tells the increasingly unhinged story of itinerant journalist Paul Kemp (Johnny Depp). Tiring of the noise and madness of New York and the crushing conventions of late Eisenhower-era... read more
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Based on the debut novel by Hunter S. Thompson, "The Rum Diary" tells the increasingly unhinged story of itinerant journalist Paul Kemp (Johnny Depp). Tiring of the noise and madness of New York and the crushing conventions of late Eisenhower-era America, Kemp travels to the pristine island of Puerto Rico to write for a local newspaper, The San Juan Star, run by downtrodden editor Lotterman (Richard Jenkins). Adopting the rum-soaked life of the island, Paul soon becomes obsessed with Chenault (Amber Heard), the wildly attractive Connecticut-born fiancée of Sanderson (Aaron Eckhart). Sanderson, a businessman involved in shady property development deals, is one of a growing number of American entrepreneurs who are determined to convert Puerto Rico into a capitalist paradise in service of the wealthy. When Kemp is recruited by Sanderson to write favorably about his latest unsavory scheme, the journalist is presented with a choice: to use his words for the corrupt businessmen's financial benefit, or use them to take the bastards down.

Original Release

10/20/2011

US Release

10/28/2011

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Cast

Johnny Depp Kemp / Paul Kemp
Aaron Eckhart Sanderson
Amber Heard Chenault
Michael Rispoli Sala
Richard Jenkins Lotterman
Giovanni Ribisi Moberg
Amaury Nolasco Segurra
Marshall Bell Donovan / Donavon
Bill Smitrovich Mr. Zimburger / Zimburger
Julian Holloway Wolsley
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Directors

Bruce Robinson

Writers

Bruce Robinson, Hunter S. Thompson

Cast

Producers

A.J. Dix Executive Producer
William Shively Executive Producer
Colin Vaines Executive Producer
George Tobia Jr. Executive Producer
Greg Shapiro Executive Producer
Patrick McCormick Executive Producer
Christi Dembrowski Producer
Johnny Depp Producer
Tim Headington Producer
Graham King Producer
Robert Kravis Producer
Anthony Rhulen Producer
Peter Kohn Producer

Editors

Carol Littleton

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