Vitagraph Films | Release Date: March 28, 2008
Summary: On December 8, 1980, Mark David Chapman shocked the world by murdering the beloved purveyor of peace, 40-year-old musician and activist John Lennon, outside The Dakota, his New York apartment building. Chapman's motives were fabricated from pure delusion, fueled by an obsession with the fictional character Holden Caulfield and his similar misadventures in J.D. Salinger's Catcher in the Rye. In one instant, an anonymous, mentally unstable 25-year-old, a socially awkward Beatles fan who had fluctuated between idealizing Lennon and being overcome with a desire to kill him, altered the course of history. Jared Leto, 60 pounds heavier for the role, bears an uncanny physical resemblance to the real Chapman, who remains incarcerated in Attica Correctional Facility on a guilty plea. Aside from a Larry King interview in 1992, he has never spoken with the media. However, Chapman did reveal the mechanics of his unraveling over three fateful days in New York City to crime journalist Jack Jones. Those interviews were published in 1992 as Let Me Take You Down: Inside the Mind of Mark David Chapman, a book of Chapman's recollections of his unthinkable act of violence. From this text, the film Chapter 27 is based. (Peace Arch Entertainment)
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Runtime: 84 min
Rating: Rated R for language and some sexual content.
Production: Artina Films
Genres: Drama, Crime
Countries: USA, Canada
Language: English
Home Release Date: Sep 30, 2008
Director Credit
J.P. Schaefer Director
Writer Credit
J.P. Schaefer Written By
Jack Jones Book "Let Me Take You Down"
Cast Credit
Adam Scarimbolo Clerk
Brian Bell Cabbie#2
Brian O'Neill Patrick
Chuck Cooper Cabbie
Dan Schultz Steve
Jeane Fournier Prostitute
Kate Higgins Gloria
Lindsay Lohan Jude
Matthew Nardozzi Little Kid
Molly Griffith Centerfold Model
Robert Gerard Larkin Cop #2
Roy Milton Davis Homeless Man
Spiro Malas Elevator Man
Ursula Abbott Jeri
Victor Verhaeghe Cop #1
Producer Credit
Alexandra Milchan Producer
Brian Bell Co-Producer
Gary Howsam Executive Producer
Gilbert Alloul Executive Producer
Jared Leto Executive Producer
John Flock Executive Producer
Lewin Webb Executive Producer
Naomi Despres Producer
Rick Chad Executive Producer
Robert Salerno Producer