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The Rum Diary Details


star Johnny Depp returns to the wild world of Hunter S. Thompson in writer/director Bruce Robinson's adaptation of the Gonzo journalist's "lost" autobiographical novel of the same name. Dejected over life in New York City and at bitter odds with the Eisenhower-era conventions of the 1950s, nomadic journalist Paul Kemp (Depp) flees to Puerto Rico, where he quickly lands a job as a reporter for a San Juan newspaper. Drawing inspiration from author Ernest Hemingway's popular theory about "The Lost Generation," the newly liberated journalist develops a taste for rum as he becomes slowly entangled in the lives of American beauty Chenault (Amber Heard) and her shady husband, Sanderson (Aaron Eckhart), a wealthy real-estate developer. Later, as Sanderson's underhanded business dealings begin to emerge, Kemp's principles come into focus, and his writing style begins to mature in ways he never dreamed possible. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:October 28, 2011


Johnny Depp
as Paul Kemp
Aaron Eckhart
as Sanderson
Michael Rispoli
as Sala
Amber Heard
as Chenault
Richard Jenkins
as Lotterman
Giovanni Ribisi
as Moburg
Amaury Nolasco
as Segurra
Marshall Bell
as Donovan
Bill Smitrovich
as Mr. Zimburger
Julian Holloway
as Wolsley
Enzo Cilenti
as Digby
Aaron Lustig
as Monk
Karen Austin
as Mrs. Zimburger
Karimah Westbrook
as Papa Nebo
William Charlton
as Hotel Waiter
Javier Grajeda
as Judge
Andy Umberger
as Mr. Green
Bill Chott
as Bowling Champ
Carlos Alberto López
as Union Leader
Jimmy Ortega
as Cop on Fire
Luis Gonzaga
as Intruder Sidekick 2


Bruce Robinson
Tim Headington
Johnny Depp
Graham King
Robert Kravis
Anthony Rhulen
Hunter S. Thompson
Book Author
Bruce Robinson
Dariusz Wolski
Christopher Young
Composer (Music Score)
Carol Littleton
Chris Seagers
Production Designer
Peter Kohn
Colin Vaines
Executive Producer
Robert Kravis
Executive Producer
Greg Shapiro
Executive Producer
A.J. Dix
Executive Producer
Bill Shively
Executive Producer
Patrick McCormick
Executive Producer
Colleen Atwood
Costume Designer
Peter Kohn
First Assistant Director
Denise Chamian
Patrick McCormick
Unit Production Manager

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