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The Killing of John Lennon (2006)

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


Andrew Piddington
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jonas Ball ... Mark Chapman
Mie Omori Mie Omori ... Gloria
Krisha Fairchild Krisha Fairchild ... Mother
Gail Kay Bell Gail Kay Bell ... Psych Bellevue
Gunter Stern Gunter Stern ... Psych
Tom Zolandz Tom Zolandz ... Goresh
Joe Abbate ... Cab Driver
Hernan Lucero Hernan Lucero ... Doorman (as Hernan C. Lucero)
Dean Goldman Dean Goldman ... Doorman
Robert C. Kirk ... Detective
Richard Padro Richard Padro ... Sheriff
Anthony Solis Anthony Solis ... Gun Salesman
Sofia Dubrawsky Sofia Dubrawsky ... Jude
Richard Sherman Richard Sherman ... Lennon UK
Tom J. Raider Tom J. Raider ... Lennon US


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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


Crime | Drama


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Written by José Padilla, Arian Behesti, María José, Ingmar Hansch (as Ingmar Haensch)
Published by Universal Music Publishing Ltd & © Warner Chappell Music Spain, S.A. (SGAE)
All rights on behalf of Warner Chappell Music Spain, S.A.
Administered by Warner Chappell Music Spain, S.A.
Performed by José Padilla
Courtesy of Mercury Records Ltd
Under Licence from Universal Music Operations
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Piddington and Ball are destined for greatness.
14 December 2006 | by leaningtSee 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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Release Date:

7 December 2007 (UK) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Hawaii, USA See more »


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Opening Weekend USA:

$3,077, 6 January 2008

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2.35 : 1
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