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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   Lotterman has a heart attack and dies. He leaves the newspaper, but doesn't die.
   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 saves up funds from writing for the newspaper and odd writing jobs to buy his car and an apartment for himself. Sanderson lets him have a car from his garage and was going to have a place arranged for him. Consequently after the drama at the Carnival he takes back the keys of the car he gave to Kemp.
   Paul prepares to leave San Juan. He calls and books a flight on Pan Am. He steals Sanderson's boat and sails away to New York.
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