Australian comedian Eric Bana is Mark Chopper Read a legendary criminal who wrote his best-selling autobiography FROM THE INSIDE while serving a murder sentence in prison. Beginning in the blue-washed light of a maximum security Melbourne prison Chopper establishes his dominance with the impulsive knifing of a fellow prisoner. Vaccillating between violence and regret Chopper apologises to his victim but his good mate Jimmy (Simon Lyndon) later retaliates against Chopper in an excruciating contract stabbing rife with sexual tension. Finally released from prison the heavily-tattooed Chopper has lost the better part of both of his ears as well as the ability to make any distinction between his own made-up stories and reality. At a nightclub with his prostitute girlfriend Tanya (Kate Beahan) he runs into Neville (Vince Colosimo) an old victim who limps from the attack but glitters in drug-funded gold. In his paranoia Chopper connects rumours of a new contract on his life to Neville Tanya and his old mate Jimmy to whom he pays a visit and discovers a man rotting from drug abuse. Alternately wickedly funny and grotesque CHOPPER gives no easy answer to the question of Chopper Reads motives but his method is clear Ya bash people for no reason just to get a name for yourself.
Release Date: 24 September 2007
Certificate: 18 - Suitable for 18 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 18, by placing an order for this product you are declaring that you are 18 years or over.
Sound: Dolby Digital
Production Year: 2000
Main Language: English