5/10

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Runtime: 120 min

Genres: Comedy | Drama | Romance | Thriller

Languages: English | German | Spanish

Countries: USA


Based on the debut novel by Hunter S. Thompson. Tiring of the noise and madness of New York and the crushing conventions of late Eisenhower-era America, Paul Kemp (Johnny Depp) travels to the pristine island of Puerto Rico to write for a local newspaper, run by downtrodden editor Lotterman (Richard Jenkins). Adopting the rum-soaked life of the island, Paul soon becomes obsessed with Chenault (Amber Heard), the wildly attractive Connecticut-born fiance of Sanderson (Aaron Eckhart). Sanderson is one of a growing number of American entrepreneurs who are determined to convert Puerto Rico into a capitalist paradise in service of the wealthy. When Kemp is recruited by Sanderson to write favorably about his latest unsavory scheme, the journalist is presented with a choice: to use his words for the corrupt businessmen's financial benefit, or use them to take the bastards down. -- (C) FilmDistrict



Directors (1)

Writers (2)

Bruce Robinson (screenplay)
Hunter S. Thompson (novel)

Composers (1)

Editors (1)

Cinematographers (1)

Actors (49)

Aaron Eckhart Sanderson
Aaron Lustig Monk
Alejandro Carpio Morell
Amaury Nolasco Segarra
Amber Heard Chenault
Andy Umberger Mr. Green
Angel Nolasco Segurra's Daddy
Armando Perez Policeman
Aurelio Lima Intruder Sidekick 1
Bill Chott Bowling Champ
Bill Smitrovich Mr. Zimburger
Bruno Irizarry Lazar
Carlos Alberto Lopez Union Leader
Daniel Kalal Party Guest (as Dan Kalal)
Edgar Lebrón Bouncer (as Edgar Lebrón Landrau)
Eduardo Cortés Café Patron
Enzo Cilenti Digby
Eric Colón Cock Fight Referee
Gavin Houston Sailor
Giovanni Ribisi Moberg
Guillermo Valedon Xanadu Maître d'
Jacob Browne Cock Fight Gambler (uncredited)
Jaime 'Jimmy' Navarro Hubert
Javier Grajeda Judge
Javier Ortiz Cortés Union Leader 2
Jimmy Ortega Cop On Fire
Johnny Depp Kemp
Jorge Antares Union Leader 3
Jose Luis Vazquez Coriano Drunk (as José Coriano)
Julian Holloway Wolsley
Julio Ramos Velez Intruder (as Julio Ramos)
Karen Austin Mrs. Zimburger
Karimah Westbrook Papa Nebo
Lisa Robins Bowling Champ Wife
Luis Gonzaga Intruder Sidekick 2
Marshall Bell Donovan
Michael Rispoli Sala
Miguel Angel Reyes El Monstruo's Trainer
Natalia Rivera Chenault's Friend
Noel Delgado Night Club Dancer
Rafa Alvarez Taxi Driver
Ramiro 'Ramir' Delgado Ruiz Protestor (uncredited)
Randy Jacobs Hound Dog Taylor
Richard Jenkins Lotterman
Sasha Merced Café Girl
Susan Pages Newspaper Employee (uncredited)
Terrance Harkless Man In Hat
Tisuby González Rosy
William Charlton Hotel Waiter