The Rum Diary One Part Outrage. One Part Justice. Three Parts Rum. Mix Well.

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Distributor U.S. Release

FilmDistrict  United States

Production Companies

Storylines 2

Tiring of the noise and madness of New York and the crushing conventions of late Eisenhower-era America, itinerant journalist Paul Kemp (Johnny Depp) travels to the pristine island of Puerto Rico to write for a local newspaper, The San Juan Star, run by downtrodden editor Lotterman (Richard Jenkins). Adopting the rum-soaked life of the island, Paul soon becomes obsessed with Chenault (Amber Heard), the wildly attractive Connecticut-born fiancée of Sanderson (Aaron Eckhart). 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.
the official version from on October 21, 2011

Production History as of April 14, 2010



Production stars March 2009,

Running Time

1 hours,50 minutes

Shooting Locations

Monday, March 30 2009:
Puerto Rico, United States

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