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Andrew Piddington (written by)
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Release Date:
7 December 2007 (Ireland) See more »
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Tagline:
I was nobody until I killed the biggest somebody on earth.
Plot:
A dramatization of Mark Champman's plan to murder John Lennon. | Full synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
NewsDesk:
(6 articles)
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Most people would like to put this tragedy behind them...which may be why films on this subject keep failing See more (27 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Jonas Ball ... Mark Chapman
Mie Omori ... Gloria Chapman
Krisha Fairchild ... Chapman's Mother
Gail Kay Bell ... Psychiatrist
Gunter Stern ... Psych
Tom Zolandz ... Goresh
Joe Abbate ... Cab Driver
Hernan Lucero ... Doorman (as Hernan C. Lucero)
Dean Goldman ... Doorman

Robert C. Kirk ... Detective John Sullivan
Richard Padro ... Sheriff
Anthony Solis ... Gun Salesman
Sofia Dubrawsky ... Jude
Richard Sherman ... Lennon UK
Tom J. Raider ... Lennon US
Yuka Sonobe ... Yoko UK

Yan Xi ... Yoko US
Sarah Jo Jones ... Girlfriend
Tony Pascarella ... Cab Driver
Zero Angelo Laprest ... Scientologist

Howard Bishop ... Chapman's Father
Eric Nemoto ... Doctor
Makana ... Beach Boy
Vera Felice ... Prostitute
J. Francis Curley ... Security Guard (as J. Francis Curly)

I.N. Sierros ... Reporter (as John Sierros)
Ben Killberg ... Reporter

Thomas A. McMahon ... Spiro (as Tom Macmahon)

Robert Scott ... Cullen
Rick Tashima ... Travel Agent
Peniamina Malufau ... Security Guard

Alan Adler ... Officer (as Allan Adler)
Chuck Schnetzer ... Officer
John Watson ... Officer
James Campion ... Officer

Jamie Harris ... Gay Man

Tony Spinosa ... Gay Man
Nicole Delorey ... Recordshop Girl
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
James Hadde ... Scientologist (uncredited)
Zero Kazama ... Scientologist Leader (uncredited)

Ryan O'Connell ... Police Officer (uncredited)

Joe Rosario ... Police Inspector (uncredited)

Directed by
Andrew Piddington 
 
Writing credits
Andrew Piddington (written by)

Produced by
Roger Carey .... co-executive producer
Peter Kershaw .... executive producer
Rod Pearson .... executive producer
Joe Shashou .... co-executive producer
Rakha Singh .... producer
Sabrina Tubio-Cid .... line producer
 
Original Music by
Martin Kiszko 
Makana 
 
Cinematography by
Roger Eaton 
 
Film Editing by
Jon Costelloe (additional editing)
Tony Palmer 
 
Casting by
Doreen Frumkin 
 
Production Design by
Tora Peterson 
 
Art Direction by
Anu Schwartz 
Christopher Stanback  (as Skeeter Stanback)
 
Costume Design by
Michael Bevins 
 
Makeup Department
Loretta Alston .... hair stylist: New York
Loretta Alston .... makeup artist: New York
Joanne Ottaviano .... makeup artist
Debra Rego .... hair stylist: Hawaii
Debra Rego .... makeup artist: Hawaii
Lotus Seki .... makeup artist and wardrobe: Hawaii location
 
Production Management
Tom Emery .... unit production manager (as Tommy Emery)
Connie Florez .... pre-production manager
Susan Harris .... unit production manager
Charlotte Piddington .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nick Justin .... first assistant director
Jeffrey Lazar .... first assistant director (as Jeff Lazar)
Scott Lazar .... second assistant director
Scott Markus .... second assistant director: Hawaii
Tristan Prescott .... first assistant director
George Russell .... first assistant director
 
Sound Department
Julie Ankerson .... foley artist
Ben Brazier .... sound editor
Kevin Brazier .... supervising sound editor
Robert Brazier .... foley editor
Craig Feldman .... boom operator
John Fewell .... foley artist
Mathew Knights .... sound re-recording mixer
Colin Martin .... sound re-recording mixer
Chris Roberts .... dialogue editor
Louise Sinclair .... sound effects editor
Anna Sulley .... sound effects editor
Dane Thomsen .... sound mixer
 
Visual Effects by
Louie Alexander .... titles designer: Framestore-CFC
Ben Baker .... head of digital lab: Framestore CFC
Turea Blyth .... visual effects editorial: Framestore
Andy Burrow .... scanning and recording manager: Framestore CFC
Eric D'Souza .... digital lab engineer: Framestore CFC
Jerome Dewhurst .... digital lab engineer: Framestore CFC
Richard Edwards .... data operator: Framestore CFC
Joe Godfrey .... conform editor: Framestore CFC
Charlie Habanananda .... conform editor: Framestore CFC
Alistair Hamer .... film mastering engineer
Adam Hawkes .... title designers: Framestore-CFC
Jan Hogevold .... executive producer: Framestore CFC
John Inch .... retouch and restoration: Framestore/CFC
Yan Jennings .... film mastering engineer: Framestore CFC
David Johnston .... data operator
David Johnston .... visual effects
Rafiqur Khan .... data operator: Framestore CFC
Brian Krijgsman .... colourist: Framestore CFC
Aaron Lear .... retouch and restoration: Framestore CFC
Esme Long .... production assistant: Framestore CFC
Kevin Lowery .... film mastering engineer: Framestore CFC
Veronica Marcano .... scanning and recording operator: Framestore
Mike Morrison .... digital intermediate producer: Framestore CFC
Ian Redmond .... digital lab engineer: Framestore CFC
Jimmy Saul .... scanning and recording: Framestore CFC
Nick Stanley .... retouch and restoration
Odean Thompson .... retouch and restoration: Framestore-CFC
Simon Wessely .... head of data operations: Framestore CFC
Francesca Canducci .... retouch and restoration (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Joji Yoshida .... stunt driver
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert Campbell .... grip
Pete Carrier .... gaffer: UK
David Churchyard .... second assistant camera
Ron Condon .... steadicam operator
Joseph Czerw .... key grip: New York
Joe Foley .... gaffer
John J. Galloway .... assistant camera
Scott Lisetor .... key grip
Bill Maheras .... gaffer: Hawaii
Colin Oberschmidt .... first assistant camera
Urszula Pontikos .... assistant camera
Frank Stubblefield .... gaffer: New York
Waris Supanpong .... assistant camera
Jason Vandermer .... additional first assistant camera
Nathan Wiley .... first assistant camera
 
Casting Department
George Russell .... casting: Hawaii
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Janet Jordan .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Mike Morrison .... digital intermediate producer
Vaughn Mullady .... negative cutter
 
Music Department
Don Gallacher .... music supervisor
David Hamill .... co-orchestrator
David Hamill .... digital programmer
Martin Kiszko .... conductor
Martin Kiszko .... orchestrator
 
Other crew
John Baker .... armourer: BaptyUK
Katri Billard .... script supervisor
Rebecca Breckel .... script supervisor
Shannon Dennard .... location manager: New York
Connie Florez .... key location scout
Diane Frauenholz .... script supervisor
Hannah Judah .... assistant to producer
Gerry Kaman .... location manager: Hawaii
Jennifer Kennedy .... production assistant
Crystal Kenrick .... production assistant
Lisa M. Mundy .... production secretary: New York
Bill Stephens Nexus .... producers consultant
 
Thanks
Peter M. Kershaw .... special thanks (as Peter Kershaw)
David Mowbray .... thanks
Vanessa Myrie .... thanks
 

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114 min
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Crew or equipment visible: In the scene where he imagines shooting the two gay men, the blood pack is visible when the man on the left gets hit.See more »
Movie Connections:
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FAQ

why did he shoot John Lennon?
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Most people would like to put this tragedy behind them...which may be why films on this subject keep failing, 21 February 2010
Author: moonspinner55 from las vegas, nv

Another dramatized crime-biography on the mental state of Mark David Chapman, this one financed by the UK. Jonas Ball gives a fearless portrayal of the overweight sociopath Chapman who, at just twenty-five years of age, felt so isolated from the rest of the world he began to fantasize about killing a celebrity. Gunning down someone famous--in this case, former-Beatle John Lennon--would be Chapman's ticket to immortality, turning him into a prophet, a savior. No matter what amount of style or technical grace a film culled from this material can hope to maintain, the subject matter itself is off-putting; here, despite finesse behind the camera, the results are also distasteful on occasion. In the realm of a dramatization (with actors playing Lennon and wife Yoko Ono), it is therefore quite strange and queasy to see so much footage of the real John Lennon on display...and not just pictured amongst real-life headlines, but actual newsreel footage of the musician. One assumes writer-director Andrew Piddington was hoping to show a portrait of the victim as well as of his killer, but when the filmmaker stages the murder scene--with bullets bursting through Lennon's chest in slow-motion--one has their doubts that anybody here had their priorities in the right place. The film is doggedly audacious, with authentic location footage mixed in with quasi-introspective and 'revealing' voice-overs by Ball as Chapman, which are often chilling but inherently suspect, serving no particular purpose. Complete with flashbacks, flash-forwards, flights-of-fancy, and quotes from Salinger's "The Catcher in the Rye", one gets the feeling Piddington was trying to one-up "Taxi Driver" and its protagonist Travis Bickle (whom Chapman also quotes). The director certainly has done his movie-homework and knows many camera-angles and narrative tricks. Yet his picture is as soulless as Chapman, and it leaves the audience with little except the busy, intriguing intersection of an urban American city and a man lost on its outskirts. ** from ****

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