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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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Bluey
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Detective Downie
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Keith Read
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Tanya
Serge Liistro ...
Sammy the Turk
Pam Western ...
Tanya's Mother
Gary Waddell ...
Kevin Darcy
Brian Mannix ...
Ian James
Skye Wansey ...
Mandy
Annalise Emtsis ...
Shazzy
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)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$234,259 (USA) (20 July 2001)
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Eric Bana admitted to eating junk food for four weeks to put on the extra weight needed to play the 1986 Chopper. 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: I used to be Chopper Read. Now I can't even get arrested in this bloody town.
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Black & Blue
Performed by Chain
Written by Taylor / Manning / Sullivan / Harvey
(Festival Music Pty Ltd, Australia)
(P) 1971 Festival Records Australia Pty Ltd
Licensed from Festival Mushroom Group
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Best portrayal of a psychopath since Taxi Driver
10 July 2006 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

Not for the faint of heart this movie gives a grim insight into the mind and life of a career psychopath. Many of you will know or know of people like 'Chopper' and most of you probably cross the road when you see them coming. Based 'on fact' some portions are a bit too over the top to be fully believed but the movie makes apology for this from the outset. Eric Bana's performance is simply awe inspiring and the supporting characters and performances throughout are believable, convincing and multi-layered. Despite 'Chopper's obvious mental problems, his manipulative charm, animal cunning and the intelligence behind the insanity all shine through Bana's eyes. Direction is tight and non-intrusive, almost documentary style and i must say it works really well. Its one of those films you very quickly forget your watching a movie. While i do enjoy flashy and creative camera usage some films don't need it, this is one of them. The story is funny, sad and shocking in almost equal measure and this is one 'little' movie i'm very glad i stumbled across, thoroughly recommended viewing, i give it a 9/10. Congratulations to all on worked on this, you made a rough diamond.


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