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Chopper (2000)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Simon Lyndon ...
Keithy George
Detective Downie
Kenny Graham ...
Keith Read
Serge Liistro ...
Sammy the Turk
Pam Western ...
Tanya's Mother
Gary Waddell ...
Kevin Darcy
Brian Mannix ...
Ian James
Skye Wansey ...
Annalise Emtsis ...
Johnnie Targhan ...
Paul the Bouncer (as Johnnie Targan)


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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The truth, the half-truth, and nothing like the truth. See more »


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Release Date:

3 August 2000 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Chopper - A kegyetlen  »

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Box Office


AUD 5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$234,259 (USA) (20 July 2001)

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1.85 : 1
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Referring to the police as 'Amanda Duncan' is unusual. The term may have arisen from an amalgamation of names from an Australian television series, _Cop Shop (1977)_. Paula Duncan played a character called Danni Francis, while Lynda Stoner played a character called Amanda King. See more »


The courthouse office behind Chopper in the courthouse scene when Jimmy is cross examining Chopper, is the same person as the prison officer at the end of the movie at Risdon jail. See more »


Mandy: Jimmy and the boys are bringing the car. You help set up the big fellow, it'll make you a star.
Sammy the Turk: They said they had it farmed out, they had it ghosted. But when I walked out the door, they just left me posted.
Jimmy Loughnan: The gun was for real, it was not a lark. But the twit took him out to the wrong car park.
Chopper: Silly boys, that's all that Chopper had to say, and poor little Sammy got blown away.
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Chopper; rough title, intense movie
16 March 2002 | by See all my reviews

Chopper is a great film. Andrew Dominik, the director, did a splendid job. The film seems so realistic, the brutality, the dialogues, the places, the characters, it's all so well adapted to the kind of movie that Chopper is. The acting is really amazing, especially from Eric Bana, who plays Chopper. This man has the talent to make every single feeling of his character visible, and realistic. The violence, while being pretty graphic and brutal, isn't gratuitous or exaggerated (except for some scenes with too much blood letting). The violence "hits" the viewer, just like he was feeling the pain, it's very well reproduced. The character of Chopper is interesting, as a man who's trying to be a real tough criminal, but still has some's Natural Born Killers with nuances...With funny moments, great acting, nicely-written scenario and one very interesting character, Chopper delivers that: Dark humor, attaching characters, great scenario, violence (for the people who like it), and it's a very nice movie. Eric Bana has a lot of future in acting...and Andrew Dominik is a great director that should definitely continue in this business. Chopper is very enjoyable. I give it 8/10.

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