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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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Cast

Cast overview:
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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30 November 1961 (USA)  »

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Rebeldes del volante  »

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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 »

Goofs

The Choppers hook up a tow line to a car they find abandoned on the side of the road, a light-colored 1959 Buick two-door convertible, and tow it to a side road in order to strip it. However, when they come to the end of the road and unhook the car, it has turned into a dark-colored late-1940s four-door sedan. The same Buick again turns up near the end of the picture as the last car they try to strip. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Lester: [drunkenly, into microphone] I wanna tell the whole world something. Those cops, they ain't gonna take my boy Torch. There ain't enough cops in the whole world to take my boy Torch. You hear me? They ain't gonna take my boy Torch!
Jim Bradford: [taking away microphone] Ladies and gentlemen, when you pick up your morning newspaper and read about some youngster getting into trouble and wonder why... I think you've heard one good answer.
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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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Arch Hall, Jr. Debut Is Fun Junk!
20 November 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Not in the league of THE SADIST or WILD GUITAR, this early Arch Hall, Jr. flick is fun, b/w, and low. Love Moose, junkyard mogul (great caricature of him on the sign as well). Whatever these guys were thinking when they made this type of exploitation film is okay with me. The slang dialogue is flowing and plenty of cheeseburgers to go around.

A 4 out of 10. Best performance = the guy who plays Moose. This is on DVD with WILD GUITAR so check it out, daddy-o! Lame songs which are perfect, chicks just good-looking enough to seem like they'd be around these guys, and nice locale where they filmed it. Arch Hall, Sr. must have been a strange dude, bankrolling his kid's career this way, but what the hey!


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