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American Justice - The John Lennon Assassination
American Justice - The John Lennon Assassination
Actors: John Lennon, Mark David Chapman
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Television, Documentary
NR     2006     0hr 50min

He was a troubled man whose boyhood fascination with one of the world's greatest stars turned into a psychotic obsession. The shots he fired spelled the end to whatever innocence was left in rock and roll. Mark David Chapm...  more »


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Actors: John Lennon, Mark David Chapman
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Television, Documentary
Sub-Genres: John Lennon, Classic Rock, Television, Biography
Studio: A&E Home Video
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 03/28/2006
Original Release Date: 01/01/1997
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1997
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 0hr 50min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

What Chapman Did.
Tammy Whynett | Salt Lake City | 04/12/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"the film is about why chapman killed lennon and about chapman's life just before he killed him. if you admire lennon and want to know the facts about the person who killed him this doc. will tell you. i found it facinating."
Interesting informative documentary on John Lennon's murdere
Z. Freeman | Austin, TX | 05/05/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a very interesting documentary detailing the life of Mark David Chapman and the events building up to his murder of John Lennon in 1980. The 50 minute documentary features interviews with the policeman who first arrived on the scene, the doctor that operated on Lennon, and one of Lennon's best friends.

The details of Chapman's psychosis and his disturbing childhood are discussed at great length as well as his obsession with Catcher in the Rye and John Lennon himself. It's an eye-opening documentary and if you've ever been intereted in John Lennon's assasination, you will definitely enjoy it."
Better than expected --
JNagarya | Boston, MA | 02/13/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)

"more about the murderer than expected, including, in particular, facts about his mother's disturbed relationship with him, not disclosed in the immediate aftermath of the crime. Still, it would require more than one viewing if one is attempting to make sense of the intermixed illiteracy-based mental problems, and rationalizations. Prominent in that mix is the literalist, oversimplified fundamentalist "Christian" "religion" which was his confused pseudo-escape from his other confusions.

So he figured killing "the world's biggest somebody" would end his being "the world's biggest nobody". And now he's a "Christian" (again) who -- conveniently -- believes "God" has forgiven him for committing the murder. So "God," too, is another of his self-justifying delusions.

Only three stars (four stars are "liked," five are "loved") because I was as devastated as many millions of others by the religionut assassination which, even with the extensive information in this presentation, then made and still makes no sense.