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

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Budget:

CAD 5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$55,704 (USA) (2 May 2008)
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Trivia

Many of Chapman's lines in the movie reference or quote J.D. Salinger's 'The Catcher in the Rye'. See more »

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[first lines]
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 Rosemary's Baby (1968) See more »

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O Christmas Tree
Traditional, Arranged and Performed by Chris Anderson
Courtesy of Workshirt Music
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It's December 1980. Mark David Chapman (Jared Leto) arrives from Hawaii to stay at the YMCA. He's obsessed with former Beatle John Lennon and starts staking out his New York home at The Dakota. He befriends Lennon fan Jude (Lindsay Lohan) and paparazzi Paul (Judah Friedlander). In a couple of days, he would shoot and kill Lennon outside of The Dakota.

One can't deny Jared Leto gained a ton of weight and fully commits to this role. He gets full marks for the attempt. It's a tough watch. His slow droning narration is tiring and I'm not a big fan of narrations in general anyways. The story itself is a meandering walk in the mind of a mad man. Leto is fearless and it will win him an Oscar later on. It's too bad his performance is wrapped around something so flat.


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