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The Choppers (1961)

 -  Drama  -  30 November 1961 (USA)
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A gang of teenage delinquents terrorize a small community by stealing cars and stripping them for parts, then selling the parts to a crooked junkyard owner. The police and an insurance company investigator set out to break up the gang.

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Arch Hall Jr. ...
Jack 'Cruiser' Bryan
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Torch Lester (as Robert Padget)
Burr Middleton ...
Snooper (as Mickey Hoyle)
Rex Holman ...
Flip Johnson (as Roye Baker)
Chuck Barnes ...
Ben Shore
Tom Brown ...
Tom Hart
Marianne Gaba ...
Liz
William Shaw ...
Police Lt. Frank Fleming (as Bill Shaw)
Bruno VeSota ...
Moose McGill
Britt Wood ...
Cowboy Boggs
Dee Gee Green ...
Gypsy
Richard Cowl ...
Torch's Father (as Richard S. Cowl)
Patrick Hawley ...
Officer Jenks (as Pat Hawley)
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A gang of teenage delinquents terrorize a small community by stealing cars and stripping them for parts, then selling the parts to a crooked junkyard owner. The police and an insurance company investigator set out to break up the gang.

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The hot rod Arch Hall Jr. drives in the film was a famous vehicle, built and owned by Bill Roland, that had been featured on the cover of "Hot Rod" magazine. See more »

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As the Choppers' truck is driving down the highway, a police car - a 1957 Plymouth - pulls up behind them and turns on its siren to have them pull over. However, when the car pulls alongside of the truck and forces it to the side of the road, it has turned into a 1959 Chevy. See more »

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Jack 'Cruiser' Bryan: [to Jim Bradford, as he is being arrested] We had a ball. A real ball.
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Referenced in Wild Guitar (1962) See more »

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Konga Joe
Music and Lyrics by Arch Hall Jr.
Sung by Arch Hall Jr.
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Buzz out Mister, we love them chickens!
17 March 2004 | by (Queens, NY) – See all my reviews

The Choppers is a fun hour filled B movie of youth gone wrong genre. Led by Cruiser (Arch Hall Jr), it's fun seeing how the gang operates. Man, dig that huge cell phone! Plus, see Arch in his hot rod tapping to the beat of his own song playing on the radio! Another shameless plug from Arch Hall Sr. who reminds me of the poor man's Walt Disney. Bruno VeSota, one of my favorite B actors, is great as Moose: the stubbly junkyard owner who smokes a stogie, is involved in shady deals, and takes a nap now and then. And what's up with Cowboy and his ballad "Entertain your lawyers"? For more laughs, watch Gypsy's face during the chase scene (she's got a great scream!). There's even a corny moral thrown in thanks to Torch's drunk Pop. The stereotypical 50s/60s B movie drunk is always a hoot to watch.

With a lot of slang and teen lingo and Conga Joe (hee hee ha!), it's fun to look back at deviance of yesteryear in this not wholly serious, yet entertaining flick.


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