Chapter 27

December 15th, 2007


Chapter 27

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A film about Mark David Chapman in the days leading up to the infamous murder of Beatle John Lennon.

Release Year: 2007

Rating: 5.6/10 (5,275 voted)

Critic's Score: 32/100

Director: J.P. Schaefer

Stars: Chuck Cooper, Victor Verhaeghe, Robert Gerard Larkin

A film about Mark David Chapman in the days leading up to the infamous murder of Beatle John Lennon.

Writers: J.P. Schaefer, Jack Jones

Chuck Cooper - Cabbie
Victor Verhaeghe - Cop #1
Robert Gerard Larkin - Cop #2
Lindsay Lohan - Jude
Ursula Abbott - Jeri
Roy Milton Davis - Homeless Man
Brian Bell - Cabbie#2
Dan Schultz - Steve
Adam Scarimbolo - Clerk
Molly Griffith - Centerfold Model
Spiro Malas - Elevator Man
Jeane Fournier - Prostitute
Kate Higgins - Gloria
Matthew Nardozzi - Little Kid
Brian O'Neill - Patrick

Taglines: He came to New York to meet John Lennon...and the world changed forever


Official Website: Peace Arch Entertainment [United States] |

Release Date: 15 December 2007

Filming Locations: Central Park West, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $CAD5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $13,910 (USA) (30 March 2008) (1 Screen)

Gross: $55,704 (USA) (4 May 2008)

Technical Specs

Runtime:  | USA: (Sundance Film Festival)

Did You Know?

Many of Chapman's lines in the movie reference or quote J.D. Salinger's 'The Catcher in the Rye'.

[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.

User Review

Wonderfully Slow, Wonderfully Painful.

Rating: 7/10

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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