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The Choppers (1961)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 30 November 1961 (USA)
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.

Director:

Leigh Jason

Writer:

Arch Hall Sr. (as Arch Hall)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Arch Hall Jr. ... Jack 'Cruiser' Bryan
Robert Paget ... Torch Lester (as Robert Padget)
Burr Middleton Burr Middleton ... Snooper (as Mickey Hoyle)
Rex Holman ... Flip Johnson (as Roye Baker)
Chuck Barnes Chuck Barnes ... Ben Shore
Tom Brown ... Tom Hart
Marianne Gaba ... Liz
William Shaw William Shaw ... Police Lt. Frank Fleming (as Bill Shaw)
Bruno VeSota ... Moose McGill
Britt Wood Britt Wood ... Cowboy Boggs
Dee Gee Green ... Gypsy
Richard Cowl Richard Cowl ... Torch's Father (as Richard S. Cowl)
Patrick Hawley Patrick Hawley ... Officer Jenks (as Pat Hawley)
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Storyline

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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Fuel Injected Action!

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Film debut of Arch Hall Jr. See more »

Goofs

When the gang is terrorizing Norman and his girlfriend in their car at the drive-in, Snooper remarks that Moon hubcaps - a lightweight hubcap that covers the entire face of the rim - dent easily, and a close-up shows someone's foot kicking several dents in a Moon cap. However, when Norman's car finally backs up a few seconds later and leaves the drive-in, there are no Moon hubcaps on it, only small round caps that cover just the hub of the wheel. 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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Connections

Referenced in Wild Guitar (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

Monkey in My Hatband
Composed by Arch Hall Jr.
Sung by Arch Hall Jr. (uncredited)
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Tommy Ivo's T Bucket?
8 July 2002 | by JOHNBATES-1See all my reviews

Not sure. But that looks a lot like Tommy Ivo's Buick powered T bucket street rod that Arch Hall, Jr is zipping around in.

The somewhat business-like pace of the story keeps this film from being completely laughable. There's a kind of sincerity of effort to 'The Choppers' that makes you stop laughing long enough to pay attention. The ex-Playmate of the Month in the role of the insurance guy's always hungry secretary provides another reason to pay attention.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 November 1961 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rebeldes del volante See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Rushmore Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Ryder Sound Service)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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