He sneaks into his parents' apartment while they are out, and wakes up Phoebe—the only person with whom he seems to be able to communicate his true feelings. Additionally, after fatally shooting John LennonMark David Chapman was arrested with a copy of the book that he had purchased that same day, inside of which he had written: "To Holden Caulfield, From Holden Caulfield, This is my statement".
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He attempts to scrub it off of the wall and thinks about how he wants to wipe the phrase off of walls around the world, only to realize that he cannot possibly do this. The movie is Captains Courageousstarring Spencer Tracy.
Other incidences of criminal activity have been linked to the readers of this book, but none in recent years. The most likely explanation for why criminals are inclined to enjoy this book is because it puts their words on paper; it lets them believe someone else out there understands them.
The book contains no evidence that it could possibly have had anything to do with leading Chapman to murder John Lennon, however, as a result that it was The Catcher in the Rye, a book describing a nervous breakdown, media thought deeply about the possible connections, giving the book yet another reason for people to arguer to ban the book Banks.