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The Killing of John Lennon (2006)

 |  Crime, Drama  |  7 December 2007 (UK)
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A dramatization of Mark Champman's plan to murder John Lennon.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Mie Omori ...
Gloria Chapman
Krisha Fairchild ...
Chapman's Mother
Gail Kay Bell ...
Psychiatrist
Gunter Stern ...
Psych
Tom Zolandz ...
Goresh
Joe Abbate ...
Cab Driver
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Doorman (as Hernan C. Lucero)
Dean Goldman ...
Doorman
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Detective John Sullivan
Richard Padro ...
Sheriff
Anthony Solis ...
Gun Salesman
Sofia Dubrawsky ...
Richard Sherman ...
Tom J. Raider ...
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A dramatization of Mark Champman's plan to murder John Lennon.

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I was nobody until I killed the biggest somebody on earth.

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Crime | Drama

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7 December 2007 (UK)  »

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John Lennon meggyilkolása  »

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Opening Weekend:

$3,077 (USA) (4 January 2008)

Gross:

$6,672 (USA) (18 January 2008)
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Piddington and Ball are destined for greatness.
14 December 2006 | by (Berkshire, UK) – See all my reviews

"I was nobody, until I killed the biggest somebody on earth". The words of Mark David Chapman perfectly sums-up this Andrew Piddington biopic of the estranged murderer of John Lennon. Not only does the film track Chapman's movements in the months leading up to the fateful event, but it also follows what happened to the killer from the moment he shot the infamous Beatle, right through to his committal into a psychiatric hospital. The unknown Jonas Ball's portrayal of Chapman is splendidly subtle and disturbing and combined with the artful and experimental direction of Piddington, 'The Killing of John Lennon' makes for an aesthetically pleasing yet chilling examination into the mind of a killer who just wanted to be famous.


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