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Chapter 27 (2007)

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A film about Mark David Chapman in the days leading up to the infamous murder of Beatle John Lennon.

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A film about Mark David Chapman in the days leading up to the infamous murder of Beatle John Lennon.

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No one can survive becoming a legend. See more »

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Crime | Drama

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Rated R for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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15 December 2007 (Japan)  »

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Capítulo 27  »

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CAD 5,000,000 (estimated)

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$13,910 (USA) (28 March 2008)

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$55,704 (USA) (2 May 2008)
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We are told that John Lennon was living in the Manhattan building called The Dakota, where Rosemary's Baby (1968) was filmed in 1968 - directed by Roman Polanski, whose pregnant wife, the actress Sharon Tate, was murdered in 1969. The murderers were Charles Manson and his followers, who titled their death spree "Helter Skelter" after the 1968 song by The Beatles. See more »

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Mark David Chapman: I believe in Holden Caulfield. And in the book, and what he was saying, what he was saying to a lost generation of phony people.
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In the credits, all of the people are credited for their characters, however the final listings are as follows: John Lennon..................Mark Lindsay Chapman and Jared Leto See more »

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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Run Rudolph Run
Written by Marvin Brodie and Johnny Marks
Performed by Chuck Berry
Published by St. Nicholas Music Inc. (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Wonderfully Slow, Wonderfully Painful.
30 March 2007 | by See all my reviews

Slow and Painful. Two words that aptly describe the assassination of John Lennons.

Acting: Jared Leto is Mark Chapman. The weight gain, the accent, the mannerisms, the eccentric disturbing yet intriguing eyes. His acting is nothing short of excellent. Lindsay Lohan is believable, however, her character is esssentially non-existent.

Directing: Loneliness. The feeling is loneliness is excellently captured by director J.P. Schaefer. I don't want to compare this work to Taxi Driver but both pieces contain a broken, lonely main character in New York. The feeling of loneliness is beautifully capture. I felt lonely watching this movie, i felt all alone. Something i haven't felt since watching Taxi Driver.

Script: It won't be an Oscar winning script. You won't leave the theatre feeling mystified as you did after you saw fight club and the usual suspects. However, the script fits perfectly. Critics have crucified Chapter 27 saying it does not give an in-depth look into the mind of the killer. But that's not the point of the film, Mark Chapman even admits this a few minutes into the film.

If you feel it's too soon to watch a movie about John Lennon don't watch it. The actual killing scene, although not graphic, is very powerful. But if you have the choice of seeing this movie, give it a go.


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