Chopper (2000)

Film details


Biographical drama. The story of notorious Australian criminal 'Chopper Read', who operated in the city of Melbourne in the 1970's and 1980's, as head of the so-called Overcoat Gang. A best-selling author, Read spent approximately 23 years in prison for crimes such as the kidnapping of a judge at gunpoint, the stabbing of a fellow inmate and various shootings.

Cast & Credits

Latest from the BFI

  • Latest from the BFI

    Latest news, features and opinion.

More information

Films, TV and people

  • Films, TV and people

    Film lists and highlights from BFI Player.

More information

Sight & Sound magazine

  • Sight & Sound magazine

    Reviews, interviews and features from the international film magazine.

More information

Back to the top