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The Rum Diary (2011) Poster

(2011)

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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.
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).
The name of the restaurant that Kemp and Sala are chased from, Cafe Cabrónes, translates roughly to Cafe of Assholes.
Johnny Depp suspended his sobriety for this film in order to experience the effects of liquors depicted.
The final black and white still shot at the very end of the movie is not Puerto Rico, where the movie takes place, but Aruba. The author is shown sitting on a bench at the Aruba Palm Beach Club with a bottle of Amstel beer. The Aruba Caribbean Hotel, in the background, was the first resort hotel constructed on Palm Beach. The author visited Aruba while living in Puerto Rico. The photo is also the book's cover photo.
Benicio Del Toro, Brad Pitt, Josh Hartnett, and Nick Nolte were originally slated to appear.
At one point, Benicio Del Toro was set to direct.
Swiss actor Philippe Vonlanthen, who met director Bruce Robinson at a London book signing of his novel "The Peculiar Memories of Thomas Pennman" in 1999, was considered for the role of Digby.
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This was the first film directed by Bruce Robinson since Jennifer 8 (1992) 19 years earlier.
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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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