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The Choppers

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The Choppers
Directed byLeigh Jason
Written byArch Hall Sr.
(as Arch Hall)
Produced byArch Hall Sr.
(as Arch Hall)
StarringArch Hall Sr.
CinematographyClark Ramsey
Edited byJack Ogilvie
Music byAl Pellegrini
Rushmore Productions
Distributed byFairway International Pictures
Release date
  • November 30, 1961 (1961-11-30)
Running time
66 minutes
CountryUnited States

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


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.


  • Arch Hall Jr. as Jack 'Cruiser' Bryan
  • Robert Paget as Torch Lester (as Robert Padget)
  • Burr Middleton as Snooper (as Mickey Hoyle)
  • Rex Holman as Flip Johnson (as Roye Baker)
  • Chuck Barnes as Ben Shore
  • Tom Brown as Tom Hart
  • Marianne Gaba as Liz
  • William Shaw as Police Lt. Frank Fleming (as Bill Shaw)
  • Bruno VeSota as Moose McGill
  • Britt Wood as Cowboy Boggs
  • Dee Gee Green as Gypsy
  • Richard Cowl as Torch's Father (as Richard S. Cowl)
  • Patrick Hawley as Officer Jenks (as Pat Hawley)


  • Arch Hall Jr. - "Monkey in My Hatband" (Music and lyrics by Arch Hall Jr.)
  • Arch Hall Jr. - "Konga Joe" (Music and lyrics by Arch Hall Jr.)
  • Arch Hall Jr. - "Up the Creek"

See also


  1. ^ "The Choppers". Retrieved 15 August 2019.

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