Chopper Movie Review 2000

Information and Film Reviews for Chopper the Movie

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Biopic of famous Aussie criminal Mark "Chopper" Read is highlighted by Bana's extraordinary performance in the title role. Dominik's directorial debut follows Read's career from prison, where he murders one inmate, forces another to cut off his ears, and generally makes hardened criminal fear for their lives, to his old haunts, where he seeks revenge for past wrongs. Full of gore and ultraviolence, it's not for the sqeamish, but it does make its point about society's preoccupation with the "celebrity criminal." Read didn't participate in the production, but it was based on his nine bestsellers, and he did suggest Bana for the lead.


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Available on DVD
Running time 94 minutes.
Originally from Australian.

Cast and Crew

Biopics: Cops & Robbers, Men in Prison, Period Piece: 1970s, Down Under, True Crime
Andrew Dominik
Eric Bana, Vince Colosimo, Simon Lyndon, David Field, Daniel Wyllie, Bill Young, Gary Waddell, Kate Beahan, Kenny Graham
Geoffrey Hall
Andrew Dominik
Mick Harvey
Frank Lipson, Ken Sallows, Jeff Thorp, Terry Ryan, Paddy Reardon
Michele Bennett, Australian Film Finance Corp., Mushroom Pictures, Pariah Films, First Look Pictures


Australian Film Inst. 2000: Actor (Bana), Director (Dominik), Support. Actor (Lyndon).

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