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Chopper (2000)

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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Renée Brack ...
Television Interviewer (as Renee Brack)
Gregory Pitt ...
Prison Officer #1
Richard Sutherland ...
Prison Officer #2
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Keithy George
Simon Lyndon ...
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Bluey
Gary Waddell ...
Kevin Darcy
Andrew Dunn ...
Prison Officer #3
Caleb Cluff ...
Detective Creswell
Hilton Henderson ...
Detective Wyatt
Fred Barker ...
Governor Beasley
Alan Close ...
Medical Officer
Carl Price ...
Brunswick Court Judge
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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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"Drugs are ruining crime" See more »

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Biography | Crime | Drama

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Unrated | See all certifications »

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3 August 2000 (Australia)  »

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Chopper - A kegyetlen  »

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Budget:

AUD 5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$234,259 (USA) (20 July 2001)
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1.85 : 1
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Eric Bana spent two days living with Mark Brandon Read so he could get a better understanding of how to play his character in the film. 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

Detective Cooney: We know you didn't shoot the Turk.
Chopper: I just told you I shot the Turk.
Detective Downie: They've picked up the bloke that did it.
Chopper: What fucking bloke that did it? *I* did it.
Detective Downie: No, Homicide have picked up the guy, right? They've even got the murder weapon.
Chopper: What murder weapon?
Detective Cooney: .410 shotgun.
Chopper: [Pulls out his shotgun] Here. This bloody .410 shotgun.
Detective Downie: Put it away, Mark. Just put the bloody thing away. This thing's a .410. Fine, it's a .410. There's a fucking million .410s out there. That's not the .410 that did it.
Chopper: [...]
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Connections

Spoofed in Chopper (2001) See more »

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Stuck on You
Performed by Rose Tattoo
Written by Angry Anderson (as Anderson) / Leach / Cocks / Wells / Royal
(© 1977 J Albert & Son Pty Ltd)
Courtesy of Albert Productions
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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 feelings...it'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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