The Rum Diary | 2011

Drama, Adaptation
When Paul Kemp goes to Puerto Rico to write for a local newspaper, he soaks in rum and becomes obsessed with the fiancée of a shady businessman. Asked to write favorably about the man's latest scheme, Paul can comply ...more

Cast

... Paul Kemp

Actor

... Sanderson

Actor

... Sala

Actor

... Chenault

Actor

... Lotterman

Actor

... Moburg

Actor

... Segurra

Actor

... Donovan

Actor

... Mr. Zimburger

Actor

... Wolsley

Actor

... Lazar

Actor

... Digby

Actor

Company

424, Inc.

Production Company

Christine Bergren Music Consulting

Production Company

Production Company

Production Company

Entertainment Clearances, Inc.

Production Company

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.

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