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Release Date: April 11th, 2001

DVD Release Date: November 13th, 2001

R|1 hr 34 min

Plot Summary
America had Al Capone; England, the Kray brothers and Australia - proving once and for all its antipodean sense of humor - has Mark "Chopper" Read. "Chopper" is inspired by the books of Mark Brandon "Chopper" Read, arguably Australia's most infamous former criminal. "Chopper" draws on police records, court transcripts, news coverage and interviews with people who knew Chopper Read.

Cast: Eric Bana, Vince Colosimo, Simon Lyndon, Kate Beahan, David Field, Dan Wyllie, Bill Young, Kenny Graham

Director: Andrew Dominik

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Pariah Films, Mushroom Pictures

Keywords: Rivalry, Murder, Gritty, Girlfriend, Police officer, Best friend, 1970s, Prison

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Its dabs of dark comedy and stabs of gore, still rings with a sense of the real. It's electric-charged.

  • Eric Bana's performance suggests he will soon be leaving the comedy clubs of Australia and turning up as a Bond villain or a madman in a special-effects picture. He has a quality no acting school can teach and few actors can match: You cannot look away from him. show more

  • An impressionistic portrait of the seductive nature of evil.

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