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Chopper (2000)

Unrated  |   |  Biography, Comedy, Crime  |  3 August 2000 (Australia)
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Chopper tells the intense story of Mark "Chopper" Read, a legendary criminal who wrote his autobiography while serving a jail sentence in prison. His book, "From the Inside", upon which the film is based, was a best-seller.

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Serge Liistro ...
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Skye Wansey ...
Mandy
Annalise Emtsis ...
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Johnnie Targhan ...
Paul the Bouncer (as Johnnie Targan)
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Chopper tells the intense story of Mark "Chopper" Read, a legendary criminal who wrote his autobiography while serving a murder sentence in prison. His book, From the Inside, upon which the film is based, was a best-seller. Written by Anonymous

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AUD 5,000,000 (estimated)

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$15,044 (USA) (13 April 2001)

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$234,259 (USA) (20 July 2001)
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Mark Brandon Read suggested that Eric Bana play Chopper, after seeing him in the sketch comedy series Full Frontal (1993). See more »

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Despite having his right ear cut off in prison, Chopper's right ear remains visibly intact throughout the movie. See more »

Quotes

Chopper: Jimmy, if you keep stabbing me, you're going to kill me.
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Written by Angry Anderson (as Anderson) / Leach / Cocks / Wells / Royal
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Demented, disturbed and delightful
19 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Look at Eric Bana, he is a hot, studly Hollywood actor. I know this because I have oogled over him in his post-Chopper movies. I only discovered Chopper after seeing him in such movies as Troy and The Hulk, and I'm glad I did. What a treat it was to see him in this fabulous indie film before he became a Hollywood sex God. No, he was not the handsome, dashing Aussie fellow that American females have been drooling over since his role as Prince Hector in the cheese-filled film Troy, but instead he showed us that he really can act and take on a very difficult role and do it with real grace. The physical transformation he underwent to play Chopper is insane. Imagine that just a short time later he was playing a fit and sexy Delta boy in Black Hawk Down. That, in and of itself, it quite impressive. I've always been a fan of the demented and dark comedies, and love movies like Pulp Fiction, but Chopper takes the cake. This movie has all the comedic violence of Pulp Fiction, but portrays it in a grittier and more subtle way. This movie makes you think, and it's more than just good fights and death scenes, it's really artful. Eric does such a wonderful job making you love this truly despicable character.


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