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The Killing of John Lennon (2006)

A dramatization of Mark Champman's plan to murder John Lennon.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Mark Chapman
Mie Omori ...
Gloria
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Mother
Gail Kay Bell ...
Psych Bellevue
Gunter Stern ...
Psych
Tom Zolandz ...
Goresh
Joe Abbate ...
Cab Driver
Hernan Lucero ...
Doorman (as Hernan C. Lucero)
Dean Goldman ...
Doorman
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Detective
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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Release Date:

7 December 2007 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

John Lennon meggyilkolása  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$6,672 (USA) (18 January 2008)
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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Goofs

(at around 54 mins) When Mark imagines shooting the two gay men, the blood pack is visible when the man on the left gets hit. See more »

Connections

Features Raging Bull (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

Kickingstones
Written by Carey Ott
Published by Cal IV Songs (ASCAP) / Dualtone Music (ASCAP)
Performed by Carey Ott
Courtesy of Dualtone Music Group, Inc.
from the album "Lucid Dream"
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Doucumentary?
10 August 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In ways this felt closer to a dramatization then a film in the classic sense which I think was a great thing. It makes it feel as close to reality as a movie can be without being a documentary. Jonas Ball who plays Mark Chapman in this film is just amazing, I don't know exactly how close to reality he plays this character but honestly, so what, he is intense, interesting, unique and a force on screen. The film maker used transcripts from the trial and the diary of Chapman to create the dialogue in the film and that authenticates it enough for me, it opens a window into the mind of Chapman that most people would never know. I think the film did a great job, no an amazing job of making everything feel real, like cameras were catching this all as it unfolded. Even with the outcome already known to the audience the anticipation and intensity was at times at a very high level. I was glad the film did not stop earlier but instead went on past the killing into what I feel is the best moments of the film when you see the immediate transformation of Chapman and then slowly his return to insanity. This film proves that a single actors performance can truly make a film. My hats off to this director for recreating such a horrible event with what feels like such authenticity.


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