The Choppers

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The Choppers
Poster of the movie The Choppers.jpg
Directed by Leigh Jason
Produced byArch Hall Sr.
(as Arch Hall)
Written byArch Hall Sr.
(as Arch Hall)
Starring Arch Hall Sr.
Music by Al Pellegrini
Cinematography Clark Ramsey
Edited by Jack Ogilvie
Production
company
Rushmore Productions
Distributed byFairway International Pictures
Release date
  • November 30, 1961 (1961-11-30)
Running time
66 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

The Choppers is a 1961 American crime film directed by Leigh Jason and starring Arch Hall Jr..

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Plot

A gang of teenage greasers terrorize a small community by stealing cars and stripping them for parts, then selling the parts to a crooked junkyard owner. Teensploitation flick [1] is about teens that come from broken homes and dysfunctional families. The police and an insurance company investigator set out to break up the gang.

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References

  1. "The Choppers". www.grindhousedatabase.com. Retrieved 15 August 2019.