What's the Difference between The Rum Diary the Book and The Rum Diary the Movie?


The Rum Diary

Released: 1998
Author: Hunter S. Thompson

The Rum Diary

Released: 2011
Director: Bruce Robinson
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Paul Kemp
Paul Kemp
Portrayed by: Johnny Depp
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   Paul Kemp accompanies Zimburger on his assignment to the island he intends on turning into a tourist paradise. Sala tags along with Kemp, for a break from the Puerto Rican police.
   Paul sees Chenault on the plane. She winds up being the girlfriend of Yeamon. Paul meets Chenault when she is skinny dipping in the water outside of his hotel. Yeamon doesn't exist, so she is the girlfriend of Sanderson.
   Paul is starting at the same time as Yeamon, a new reporter. Lotterman is talking with him when Paul arrives. Yeamon doesn't appear. Lotterman is in his office on the phone when Paul arrives.
   Sala and Kemp don't have a fridge in their apartment. They do.
   Lotterman has a heart attack and dies. He leaves the newspaper, but doesn't die.
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