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The Choppers (1961)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 30 November 1961 (USA)
A gang of teenage delinquents terrorize a small community by stealing cars and stripping them for parts, then selling the parts to a crooked junkyard owner. The police and an insurance company investigator set out to break up the gang.

Director:

Leigh Jason

Writer:

Arch Hall Sr. (as Arch Hall)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Arch Hall Jr. ... Jack 'Cruiser' Bryan
Robert Paget Robert Paget ... Torch Lester (as Robert Padget)
Burr Middleton Burr Middleton ... Snooper (as Mickey Hoyle)
Rex Holman ... Flip Johnson (as Roye Baker)
Chuck Barnes Chuck Barnes ... Ben Shore
Tom Brown ... Tom Hart
Marianne Gaba Marianne Gaba ... Liz
William Shaw William Shaw ... Police Lt. Frank Fleming (as Bill Shaw)
Bruno VeSota ... Moose McGill
Britt Wood Britt Wood ... Cowboy Boggs
Dee Gee Green ... Gypsy
Richard Cowl Richard Cowl ... Torch's Father (as Richard S. Cowl)
Patrick Hawley Patrick Hawley ... Officer Jenks (as Pat Hawley)
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A gang of teenage delinquents terrorize a small community by stealing cars and stripping them for parts, then selling the parts to a crooked junkyard owner. The police and an insurance company investigator set out to break up the gang.

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Fuel Injected Action!

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Comedy | Crime | Drama

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Trivia

The Arch Hall Jr. songs "Konga Joe" and "Monkey in My Hatband" were recorded before the film was made, with top L.A.-area session musicians, and released on the Signature label through a deal made with TV personality Steve Allen. See more »

Goofs

The Choppers hook up a tow line to a car they find abandoned on the side of the road, a light-colored 1959 Buick two-door convertible, and tow it to a side road in order to strip it. However, when they come to the end of the road and unhook the car, it has turned into a dark-colored late-1940s four-door sedan. The same Buick again turns up near the end of the picture as the last car they try to strip. See more »

Quotes

Jack 'Cruiser' Bryan: [to Jim Bradford, as he is being arrested] We had a ball. A real ball.
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Connections

Referenced in Wild Guitar (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

Monkey in My Hatband
Composed by Arch Hall Jr.
Sung by Arch Hall Jr. (uncredited)
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Monkeys in my hatband
3 June 2005 | by CLEO-8See all my reviews

For a movie that rhymes "Monkeys in my Hatband" with "I can do a handstand" for the lead character's big song, this movie was pretty good.

It's a movie with a moral that if parents don't look out for their kids they will start stealing car parts and shoot a bunch of cops. Does anybody know what he meant by "Monkeys in my hatband"?

I don't get it. Perhaps watching this movie on the roof of a supermarket in center city Philadelphia made it a bit more entertaining.

I hope that Arch Hall Jr. is one day recognized as the genius he is.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 November 1961 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rebeldes del volante See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Rushmore Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Ryder Sound Service)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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