FilmDistrict | Release Date: October 28, 2011
Summary: Based on the early novel by Hunter S. Thompson, "The Rum Diary" tells the increasingly unhinged story of itinerant journalists Paul Kemp. 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. Adopting the rum-soaked life of the island, Paul soon becomes obsessed with Chenault, the wildly attractive Connecticut-born fiancee of Sanderson, a businessman involved in shady property development deals, is on 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. (FilmDistrict)
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Runtime: 110 min
Rating: Rated R for language, sexuality and brief drug use.
Official Site: http://www.rumdiarythemovie.com/
Production: GK Films
Genres: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Languages: English, Spanish
Home Release Date: Feb 14, 2012
Director Credit
Bruce Robinson Director
Writer Credit
Bruce Robinson Screenplay
Hunter S. Thompson Novel
Cast Credit
Aaron Eckhart Sanderson
Aaron Lustig Monk
Amaury Nolasco Segurra
Amber Heard Chenault
Andy Umberger Mr. Green
Bill Smitrovich Zimburger
Giovanni Ribisi Moburg
Johnny Depp Paul Kemp
Julian Holloway Wolsey
Karen Austin Mrs. Zimburger
Karimah Westbrook Papa Nebo
Karina Rodriguez Waitress
Marshall Bell Donavon
Michael Rispoli Bob Sala
Richard Jenkins Lotterman
Producer Credit
A.J. Dix Executive Producer
Anthony Rhulen Producer
Christi Dembrowski Producer
Colin Vaines Executive Producer
George Tobia Jr. Executive Producer
Graham King Producer
Greg Shapiro Executive Producer
Johnny Depp Producer
Patrick McCormick Executive Producer
Peter Kohn Co-Producer
Robert Kravis Producer
Tim Headington Executive Producer
William Shively Executive Producer