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The Rum Diary

Year:
Duration:
120 min
Genres:
Comedy | Drama
IMDB rate:
6.2
Director:
Bruce Robinson
Awards:
2 wins & 4 nominations
Details
Country: USA
Release Date: 2011-10-28
Filming Locations: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Earnings
Budget: $45,000,000
Opening Weekend: $5,135,369 (USA) (30 October 2011)
Gross: $13,100,042 (USA) (18 December 2011)
Cast
Actor
Character
Giovanni Ribisi
Giovanni Ribisi
The Rum Diary
Amber Heard
Amber Heard
The Rum Diary
Johnny Depp
Kemp
Aaron Eckhart
Sanderson
Michael Rispoli
Sala
Richard Jenkins
Lotterman
Amaury Nolasco
Segarra
Marshall Bell
Donovan
Bill Smitrovich
Mr. Zimburger
Julian Holloway
Wolsley
Bruno Irizarry
Lazar
Enzo Cilenti
Digby
Aaron Lustig
Monk
Tisuby González
Rosy
Natalia Rivera
Chenault's Friend
Karen Austin
Mrs. Zimburger
Julio Ramos Velez
Intruder
Rafael Alvarez
Taxi Driver
Sasha Merced
Café Girl
Eduardo Cortés
Café Patron
Karimah Westbrook
Papa Nebo
Guillermo Valedon
Xanadu Maître d'
William Charlton
Hotel Waiter
Javier Grajeda
Judge
Miguel Angel Reyes
El Monstruo's Trainer
Terrance Harkless
Man In Hat
Andy Umberger
Mr. Green
Armando Perez
Policeman
Bill Chott
Bowling Champ
Gavin Houston
Sailor
Lisa Robins
Bowling Champ Wife
Noel Delgado
Night Club Dancer
Alejandro Carpio
Morell
Jaime 'Jimmy' Navarro
Hubert
Carlos Alberto Lopez
Union Leader
Jimmy Ortega
Cop On Fire
Jose Luis Vazquez Coriano
Drunk
Angel Nolasco
Segurra's Daddy
Javier Ortiz Cortés
Union Leader 2
Jorge Antares
Union Leader 3
Aurelio Lima
Intruder Sidekick 1
Luis Gonzaga
Intruder Sidekick 2
Randy Jacobs
Hound Dog Taylor
Edgar Lebrón
Bouncer (as Edgar Lebrón Landrau)
Eric Colón
Cock Fight Referee
Daniel Kalal
Party Guest (as Dan Kalal)
Luís García
Dancer
Christian Ortiz
Dancer
Francisco Llano
Dancer
Sylvia Mendizabal
Dancer
Sergio Rubio
Dancer
Roberto Sánchez
Dancer
Maberidi Polanco
Dancer
Mariré Vasallo
Dancer
Fanny Cabrera
Dancer
Denisse Fitzgerald
Dancer
Arike Rice
Dancer
Jacob Browne
Cock Fight Gambler
Adolf Hitler
Himself (voice) (archive footage) (uncredited)
John F. Kennedy
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Diana Laura
Ana Ramirez
Richard Nixon
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Susan Pages
Newspaper Employee
Ramiro 'Ramir' Delgado Ruiz
Protestor
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Trivia
According to the international maritime signal flag code, the flags in Sanderson's boat when they go to the carnival sat STTHOMTP (port side) and CARNIVAL (starboard).
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When Sanderson introduces Paul Kemp to Chenault, he asks if they've met before. Kemp says they might have met on the plane. In the original novel, Kemp first meets Chenault on the plane to San Juan.
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Marks the second time that Johnny Depp appears in a movie adaptation of a Hunter S. Thompson novel. The first time was Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998).
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Goofs
When Kemp drives the Corvette along the coast, as the camera pans the car and roadway from above, a cellular telephone tower appears in the shot.
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When Kemp interviews the tourist couple at the bowling alley,"Telstar" by The Tornadoes is playing in the background. The song was released in 1962.
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When Kemp prepares to get breakfast with Hal Sanderson, he puts on his glasses. In the next shot, the glasses are gone. He stands up and picks up them up from the table.
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Quotes
Moburg: This country was built on genocide and slavery. We killed all the black guys over here and then we shipped in new black guys of our own. And then we brought in Jesus like a bar of soap.
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Paul Kemp: (About Nixon in the debate with JFK) How long can this blizzard of shame go on?
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Moburg: [being examined] Is it Clap?
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Faq
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A Note Regarding Spoilers
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The following FAQ entries may contain spoilers. Only the biggest ones (if any) will be covered with spoiler tags. Spoiler tags have been used sparingly in order to make the page more readable.
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How much sex, violence, and profanity are in this movie?
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For detailed information about the amounts and types of (a) sex and nudity, (b) violence and gore, (c) profanity, (d) alcohol, drugs, and smoking, and (e) frightening and intense scenes in this movie, consult the IMDb Parents Guide for this movie. The Parents Guide for The Rum Diary can be found here.
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Was the cockfighting real?
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According to the American Humane Association, the organization that monitors films and television for animal cruelty: "For the cockfighting scenes, trainers had rehearsed the birds individually and in pairs for weeks before filming. The roosters were equipped with special back/chest harness rigs, which were attached to an monofilament string and controlled by off-screen trainers. The distance each bird walked or flew was then controlled by the trainers so as not to let the birds touch but get very close to touching. The birds natural spurs (the sharp, claw-like projection on roosters legs) were filed down (a common practice to protect roosters from accidentally hurting each other) and a rubber spur was placed over the filed spur. These scenes were incredibly well-choreographed so as not to let the birds accidentally hit each other or cause any harm. Trainers used props to get the roosters to look, walk, or fly in certain directions. Non-toxic fake blood was also placed on some of the birds and removed after filming, and prop feathers were tossed into the air for dramatic effect." Source.
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