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In a bustling wasteland of stolen cars, mechanics and street hustlers, Alejandro (Alejandro Polanco), a tough and ambitious street orphan, and his older sister, Isamar (Isamar Gonzales), must rely on each other to survive. Living and working in the Iron Triangle, a sprawling junkyard in Queens, New York, the two find their dreams threatened by the hard truths of life, only to find hope and salvation in one another.
Audio commentary with director Ramin Bahrani, director of photography Michael Simmonds and actor Alejandro Polanco
Rehearsal footage, Original Theatrical Trailer
very cool indie movie with rough surroundings in queens. hope to see more from alejandro.Published 7 days ago by edward sheehan
Those coming here from Rahmi's 'Man Push Cart' will be sitting again through a case study of how America is not all its cracked up to be. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Dust
This is a good movie. Its sad in the fact that they are two kids fending for themselves and being taken advantage of by adults but its a good film. I recommend it!Published on March 29, 2013 by Patrice Farmer
this movie was so nice i actually love he very smart for his age even though he not in school and i love how he csn take vey good care of him and his older sister i like how they... Read morePublished on March 22, 2013 by tiffany john
Before I purchased this movie, I used to rent it at my local library on a bi-weekly basis until someone stole it(I guess someone liked it more than me). Read morePublished on December 17, 2011 by Thelma Talbert
Chop Shop is a long way from Times Square, but, though well hidden from the New York of tourism and most films, it is as real or more so than those more camera-ready locations. Read morePublished on June 18, 2011 by James Carragher
I found myself wondering about the title until 3/4s of the way through the movie.
There are two orphans that do what they have to do to survive.
I can relate. Read more
Chop Shop was a great film and I thought it was great how is show the love that a younger brother has for his older sister. Read morePublished on December 7, 2010 by 313 man
I love gritty drama films. Especially those that include a coming of age story. This poignant film by director Ramin Bahrani and writer Bahareh Azimi showcases the struggle of a... Read morePublished on November 17, 2010 by Patrick Wilkinson