The Rum Diary


1h 59m 2011

Brief Synopsis

Based on the debut novel by Hunter S. Thompson, "The Rum Diary" tells the increasingly unhinged story of itinerant journalist 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 writ

Film Details

Also Known As
Rhum Express, Rum Diary
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Adaptation
Comedy
Drama
Foreign
Period
Political
Romance
Release Date
2011
Distribution Company
ENTERTAINMENT ONE/FILMDISTRICT/LES FILMS S+VILLE
Location
San Juan, Puerto Rico

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 59m

Synopsis

Based on the debut novel by Hunter S. Thompson, "The Rum Diary" tells the increasingly unhinged story of itinerant journalist 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 fiancée of Sanderson. 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.

Crew

Erika Abrams

Visual Effects Coordinator

Gustavo Accetta

Lighting Technician

Emilio Acosta

Carpenter

Luis Acosta

On-Set Dresser

Mariana Acuna Acosta

Digital Artist

Jesus Piton Agosto

Carpenter

Luis A Agosto

Carpenter

Eyra Aguero

Costumer

G. A. Aguilar

Stunt Coordinator

Angelo Alberti

Makeup Assistant

Luis Raul Alcocer

Stunt Performer

Janice Alexander

Hair Stylist

Newell Alexander

Looping Coordinator

Ricky Alfaro

Construction

Monique Allen

Production Assistant

Russell Allen

Production Coordinator

Patricia Alonso

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Jose Alvarez

Production Assistant

Osvaldo Amalbert

Carpenter

Richard L Anderson

Sound Effects Editor

Héctor Angueira

Transportation Captain

Eddie Antunez

On-Set Dresser

Tony Aponte

Painter

Juan C Aruelo

Production Assistant

Lisa Aschmann

Song

Colleen Atwood

Costume Designer

Bradimir Aviles

On-Set Dresser

Gloria Lynnette Avilés

Driver

Ivelisse Rivera Aybar

Stunt Performer

Kim Ayers

Makeup Assistant

Jose Baceiredo

Production Assistant

Terry Baliel

Hair Stylist

Cassandra Barbour

Rights & Clearances

Samantha Barker

Music Producer

Craig Tex Barnett

Visual Effects

Michael Barsimanto

Song

Jonathan Baston

Stunt Performer

Carlos Batiz

Carpenter

Bobby Beckles

Stunt Performer

Ron Bedrosian

Adr Mixer

Christine Bergren

Music

Tara Billik

Assistant

Max Blomgren

Music Engineer

Vivian Bruckman Blondet

Production Assistant

Harry Bluestone

Song

Apreciado Bonilla

Special Effects Technician

Charlie Bonilla

Special Effects Technician

Omar Vélez Bonilla

Special Effects Technician

Dominique Borrell

Makeup Assistant

Sarah Bourgeois

Sound Editing

Rosemary Brandenburg

Set Decorator

Michael W Brennan

Dolly Grip

Christopher Brion

Carpenter

Matthew Bruer

Music Coordinator

Angel A Bula

Driver

Sammy Burdson

Song

Domingo Burgos

Carpenter

Shannan Burkley

Matte Painter

Nathan J. Busch

Hair Stylist

Gladys Bustos

Assistant Property Master

Robert Caban

Special Effects Technician

Reinaldo E Cabanillas

Production Assistant

Jose Cabellero

Transportation Captain

Marayda Cabrera

Scenic Artist

Emil Cadkin

Song

Paola Cambo Diaz

Assistant Location Manager

Charlie Campagna

Sound Recordist

Rick Caneli

Adr

Christine Cantella

Assistant Costume Designer

Felix Caraballo

On-Set Dresser

Felix Caraballo

Carpenter

Marsi Caraballo

Graphic Designer

Shanna Carlsen

Song Performer

Julio Carmona

Adr

Emmanuel Carrion

Best Boy

Mitch Carter

Looping Coordinator

Yasiri Castro

Costumer

Denise Chamian

Casting Director

Hector Chaparro

Driver

Krysti Charron

Casting Assistant

Jay Cheng

Costumer

Mike Chiado

Film Lab

Johnna Chism

Sound Editing

Carlos Cibils

Camera

Manuel Cintron

Rigging Electrician

Sebastian Claudio

Carpenter

Zachary Cole

Software Engineer

Hector M. Collazo

Special Effects Technician

Carmen M Colón

Production Assistant

Eric Colon

Wrangler

Gabriel Córdova Colon

On-Set Dresser

Luis E Colon Arroyo

On-Set Dresser

Francisco Cordero Malave

Grip

Mitchelle Correa

Second Assistant Accountant

Rafael E. Corretjer Russi

Production Assistant

Christine Cram

Digital Artist

Connie Criswell

Special Makeup Effects

Alex Cruz

Best Boy Grip

Gilberto Cruz

Driver

Lisandra Cruz

Seamstress Supervisor

Milagros Nunez Cruz

Seamstress Supervisor

Ramon Vazquez Cruz

Stunt Performer

Sara M Cruz

Seamstress Supervisor

Erin Cullen

Rotoscope Artist

Cheryl Daniels

Hair Stylist

Carlos E De Orduna

Production Assistant

Maria De Orduna

Assistant Location Manager

Dave Deever

Video

Carla Del Manzano

Set Costumer

Alexander Delgado

Carpenter

Darien Delgado

Carpenter

Raul Delgado

Driver

Sylvia Demarco

Assistant Art Director

Peter Demarest

Digital Artist

Christi Dembrowski

Producer

Brian Demetz

Cgi Artist

Angela Demo

Casting Associate

Johnny Depp

Song

Johnny Depp

Producer

Johnny Depp

Song Performer

Dale Destefani

Construction Coordinator

Gina Deuters

Visual Effects Coordinator

Stephen Deuters

Assistant

Fred Deyoe

Carpenter

Edgar Rivera Díaz

Grip

Gabriel Diaz

Driver

Hector Diaz

Driver

José Marcano Díaz

Driver

Zaid M. Rivera Diaz

Driver

A.j. Dix

Executive Producer

Jimmy Doris

Song

Scott Dougherty

Visual Effects Producer

Ezra Dweck

Foley Editor

Jim Eberle

Film Lab

Eric Edmonds

Other

Sam Edwards

Digital Artist

Eric Ehemann

Cgi Artist

Gabriel O Encarnacion

Carpenter

Jerry Encarnacion

Electric

Willie Estrada

Camera Assistant

Kris Evans

Makeup

Gloria Fernandez

Accounting Clerk

Mariano Fernandez

Carpenter

Robert Fernandez

Music Engineer

John Fiddy

Song

Guillermo Rodriguez Fiffe

Song

Kiel Figgins

Cgi Artist

Rey Figueroa

Assistant Location Manager

Felix Nunez Flores

Grip

Jason Forman

Assistant

Derek González Fort

On-Set Dresser

Adaixa Freytes

Production Assistant

Edilberto Frias

Scenic Artist

Warren Fu

Digital Artist

Isabel Gandia

Production Assistant

Nelson A Garcia

Carpenter

Rocío García

Production Assistant

Eladio Gascott Andino

Driver

Alexis Gavilans

Carpenter

Jeffrey Lee Gibson

Stunt Performer

Tom Gibson

Key Grip

Thomas Gilbert

Special Effects Technician

Vicente Gillette

Accounting Clerk

Bill Gilman

Visual Effects Supervisor

Peter Girolami

Lighting Technician

Aaron Glascock

Adr/Dialogue Editor

James Goldman

Camera Assistant

Anamarie Gonzaga

Production Accountant

Carola Gonzalez

Costumer

David J Gonzalez

Props

Ismael Gonzalez

Rigging Gaffer

Jennifer Gonzalez

Digital Artist

Noamel González

Production Assistant

Nydia Gonzalez

On-Set Dresser

Ricardo Gonzalez

Driver

Ruben Gonzalez

Song Performer

Tisuby Gonzalez

Song

Tisuby Gonzalez

Song Performer

Ellen S Gordon

Unit Production Manager

Brooke Graeff

Foley

Daniel Green

Carpenter

Carina Grilli

Costumer

Juan Guallini

Greensman

Oscar Guerrero

Stunt Performer

Francis Guevara

Caterer

Pepe Guizar

Song

Gabriel Gutierrez

Sound Effects

Martin Hall

Digital Artist

Joel Harlow

Makeup Designer

Kevin Harris

Special Effects Supervisor

Ted Harvey

Song

Joseph A Hawthorne

Scenic Artist

Tim Headington

Producer

Jack Heeren

Foley Recordist

Jeremy Herbert

Researcher

Nicole Herr

Cgi Artist

Hanna Hinkel

Production Assistant

Patrick R. Hoeschen

Best Boy

J J Holiday

Song Performer

J J Holiday

Song

Film Details

Also Known As
Rhum Express, Rum Diary
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Adaptation
Comedy
Drama
Foreign
Period
Political
Romance
Release Date
2011
Distribution Company
ENTERTAINMENT ONE/FILMDISTRICT/LES FILMS S+VILLE
Location
San Juan, Puerto Rico

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 59m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Wide Release in United States October 28, 2011

Released in United States on Video February 14, 2012

Released in United States 2011

Based on the novel "The Rum Diary" written by Hunter S Thompson and published by Simon & Schuster in 1998.

Benicio Del Toro previously attached to direct. Danny Leiner previously attached to direct.

Brad Pitt was previously attached to star.

Literary Sale Date: 05/10/2000.

Wide Release in United States October 28, 2011

Released in United States on Video February 14, 2012

Project was previously set up at Warner Independent.

Released in United States 2011 (Spotlight)

Project was previously in development at The Shooting Gallery.