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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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... Neville Bartos
... Chopper
Renée Brack ... Television Interviewer (as Renee Brack)
Gregory Pitt ... Prison Officer #1
... Prison Officer #2
... Keithy George
Simon Lyndon ... Jimmy Loughnan
... Bluey
Gary Waddell ... Kevin Darcy
Andrew Dunn ... Prison Officer #3
Caleb Cluff ... Detective Creswell
Hilton Henderson ... Detective Wyatt
Fred Barker ... Gov. 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)  »

Also Known As:

Chopper - A kegyetlen  »

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Budget:

AUD 5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,044, 13 April 2001, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$234,259, 22 July 2001
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Eric Bana admitted to eating junk food for four weeks to put on the extra weight needed to play the 1986 Chopper. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Keith Read: [to Chopper, who's ears have been sliced] Cheers, big ears!
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Connections

References King Kong (1933) See more »

Soundtracks

Release the Bats
Performed by The Birthday Party
Written by Nick Cave (as Cave) / Mick Harvey (as Harvey)
(Mute Song/Mushroom Music Pty Ltd)
Courtesy of The Birthday Party Pty Ltd
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Say Goodnight To Uncle Chop
22 November 2000 | by See all my reviews

This movie was not intended to be solely funny, but with Eric Bana in the lead it was always going to make you laugh. His denial of pain and causing injury while at times hard to watch is also hilarious. Chopper's laugh often steals the show, coming at what appear to be inappropriate times.

It's a brilliant movie with great direction and performances. I'll go an 8 out of 10.


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