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Underbelly Files: Chopper 

Underbelly Files: Chopper recounts the "true" story of Australian criminal and author Mark "Chopper" Read, a notorious Tasmanian standover man.




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Series cast summary:
Aaron Jeffery ...  Mark 'Chopper' Read 2 episodes, 2018
Todd Lasance ...  Syd Collins 2 episodes, 2018
Vince Colosimo ...  Alphonse Gangitano 2 episodes, 2018
Ella Scott Lynch ...  Margaret 2 episodes, 2018
Reef Ireland ...  Trent Anthony 2 episodes, 2018
Michael Caton ...  Keith Read 2 episodes, 2018
Jane Allsop ...  Detective Martin 2 episodes, 2018
Alex Andreas ...  Detective Hendry 2 episodes, 2018
Kevin Harrington Kevin Harrington ...  Lewis Moran 2 episodes, 2018
Debra Byrne ...  Judy Moran 2 episodes, 2018
Rikki-Lee Lacco Rikki-Lee Lacco ...  Pretty Crim Groupie / ... 2 episodes, 2018
Tim Constantine Tim Constantine ...  Heckler 1 2 episodes, 2018
Arthur Giamalidis Arthur Giamalidis ...  Heckler 2 2 episodes, 2018
Olivia Charalambous ...  Audience Lady 1 2 episodes, 2018
Genevieve Kingsford Genevieve Kingsford ...  Audience Lady 2 2 episodes, 2018
Susannah Hooper Susannah Hooper ...  Pole Dancer 1 2 episodes, 2018
Frankie Valentine Frankie Valentine ...  Lap Dancer 1 2 episodes, 2018


Underbelly Files: Chopper recounts the "true" story of Australian criminal and author Mark "Chopper" Read, a notorious Tasmanian standover man.

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11 February 2018 (Australia) See more »

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Chopper: The Untold Story See more »

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Vince Colosimo (Alphonse Gangitano) had previously appeared in the 2000 film about Chopper Read's life. Colosimo played Neville Bartos, a long-time friend of Chopper (played by Eric Bana) who is shot and injured by the criminal when he is suspected of having an affair with Chopper's girlfriend Tanya (a fictionalized version of the real Chopper Read's wife Margaret Cassar). See more »

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The humorous belly of a criminal psychopath
15 February 2018 | by videorama-759-859391See all my reviews

No doubt, there's been loud clamor about how Jeffrey hasn't done the role justice. Look at it, from one side, and you can see this. But look at the other. He has taken the role and made it his own, which I heavily approve. It's good, cause it makes it different. On the contrare, you wouldn't want it too much like Eric Bana, or Choppery if done like with cliche'd feel, if you see where I'm heading. Jeffrey is a good actor, and he misses a lot of traits and characteristics of our beloved Chop Chop, one example is his consistent shifting sides 'unable to stand still' while doing stand up, which was done at minimum show. More so than anything is his too deep un Chop Chop voice, it's too high, un ockerish sort. But look beyond that or disregard it, and look at it in another way at looking at the legendary psychopathic murderer, and you will enjoy, although he does miss the mark on a lot of stuff. A sloppy, half assed acting offering. This Underbelly shows a more gentler side of Chopper in spades that I was truly thankful for. You learn a few other things here than you did in 2000's hit film, him marrying twice for one. But as far as acting goes, It's Todd Lasance's electrifying and standout performance that has you, as Chopper's notorious rival, pathetic wannabe tough guy, Syd Collins. The imaginary scenes of him appearing in the back shot audience of Chopper's live comedy shows were stupid, too much, where him in a flashback as a little boy being bullied, was just unnecessary and meaningless. Vince Colosimo again proves, he can't stop mastering the art of overacting as the notorious Alphonse Gangitano, bringing little or no impact to the role, where instead he's an overacting goose, about as threatening as a feather, heavily out ranked by Lasance and Jeffrey. Lasance is a future actor who's bettering his craft. Look out for more of this guy's work. Yes I admit, you could look at this show as a train wreck, but it's an interesting and entertaining train wreck. Are you ready for more of Uncle Chop Chop?


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