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Chopper (3-Aug-2000)

Director: Andrew Dominik

Writer: Andrew Dominik

Based on a book: Chopper by Chopper Read

Keywords: Drama, Prison, Biography

Biographical film dramatizes the life of Australian convict-cum-prolific author Chopper Read.

ABSTRACT
Chopper Read was a larger-than-life Australian convict with a knack for writing and a gift for self-promotion, penning his autobiography from behind bars and releasing it to commercial success. Chopper presents viewers with a dramatized account of Read's peculiar rise to stardom, touching on a stabbing at the hands of an incarcerated childhood friend, an infamous incident in which he agreed to have his ears sliced off by a fellow inmate to earn a transfer out of his prison's "H Division", and a claim that he "never killed anyone that didn't deserve it".

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Eric Bana
Actor
9-Aug-1968   Hulk, Chopper

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