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.
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".
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