• Publication date: October 31, 2013

The Rum Diary

Kemp, a journalist dissatisfied with Eisenhower-era America, decides to try his luck writing for a paper in San Juan, Puerto Rico. His alcoholism and eccentric ways and care for the poor earn him the spite of his editor Lotterman- that is until he meets Chenault…

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Duration: 120

Production Year: 2011

MBC Max:

August 26, 2017 16:00 (KSA) ~ August 26, 2017 15:00 (CLT)

(mbc.net) After his cult classic of ‘Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas’ Depp returns to bring to life another of Hunter S. Thompson’s books- this time his second oldest manuscript written in the early 60s and only published in 1998 after being discovered in his papers by Johnny Depp himself in Hunter’s basement whilst preparing for his role in ‘Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas’. ‘The Rum Diary’ is preceded only by the yet-unpublished ‘Prince Jellyfish’.

Kemp, a journalist dissatisfied with Eisenhower-era America, decides to try his luck writing for a paper in San Juan, Puerto Rico. His alcoholism and eccentric ways and care for the poor earn him the spite of his editor Lotterman, while on the flipside he is commissioned by real estate entrepreneur to help with his business- that is until he meets Chenault…

Starring:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

  • Johnny Depp as Paul Kemp
  • Aaron Eckhart as Hal Sanderson
  • Michael Rispoli as Bob Sala
  • Amber Heard as Chenault
  • Richard Jenkins as Edward J. Lotterman
  • Giovanni Ribisi as Moburg
  • Amaury Nolasco as Donovan
  • Bill Smitrovich as Zimburger

Directed by: Bruce Robinson

Rating:  R for language, brief drug use and sexuality.