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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.

Director:

J.P. Schaefer

Writers:

J.P. Schaefer, Jack Jones (inspired by the book "Let Me Take You Down")
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chuck Cooper ... Cabbie
Victor Verhaeghe ... Cop #1
Robert Gerard Larkin Robert Gerard Larkin ... Cop #2
Lindsay Lohan ... Jude
Ursula Abbott ... Jeri
Roy Milton Davis ... Homeless Man
Brian Bell Brian Bell ... Cabbie#2
Dan Schultz Dan Schultz ... Steve
Adam Scarimbolo ... Clerk Riley
Molly Griffith ... Centerfold Model
Spiro Malas Spiro Malas ... Elevator Man
Jeane Fournier Jeane Fournier ... Prostitute
Kate Higgins ... Gloria
Matthew Nardozzi ... Little Kid
Brian O'Neill ... Patrick
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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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He came to New York to meet John Lennon...and the world changed forever See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Jared Leto who plays John Lennon's killer, Mark David Chapman, would go on to play the role of Nemo Nobody in the film Mr. Nobody (2009) 'Nemo' was the nickname given to Mark David Chapman while attending summer camp at age 16. See more »

Goofs

Chapman offers to take Paul Goreshs photo with John Lennon saying "I bet you've never had that!" Paul confirms this saying "No, I've never had that!" In real life Paul Goresh had his photo taken with John Lennon on the 17th November 1980. See more »

Quotes

[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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Crazy Credits

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 »

Connections

Referenced in Compulsion (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Piece of Cake
Written by Loren Wilfong
Published by Carbert Special Accounts (BMI)
Courtesy of APM Music
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Wonderfully Slow, Wonderfully Painful.
30 March 2007 | by psycho_randomnumberSee 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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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 December 2007 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Chapter 27 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

CAD5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,910, 30 March 2008

Gross USA:

$56,215

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$187,488
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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