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The Stone Killer (1973)

 -  Action | Crime | Drama  -  8 August 1973 (USA)
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Top detective Lou Torrey is transferred to Los Angeles and uncovers a plot by a Sicilian mafioso to use Vietnam veterans to murder all his enemies in a rerun of the "Sicilian Vespers" when ... See full summary »

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Al Vescari
Jack Colvin ...
Jumper
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Langley
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Les Daniels
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Guido Lorenz
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Lawrence
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Mathews
Alfred Ryder ...
Tony Champion
Walter Burke ...
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Geraldine Wexton (as Kelly Miles)
Eddie Firestone ...
Armitage
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Byron Morrow ...
Station Commander
Lisabeth Hush ...
Helen
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Top detective Lou Torrey is transferred to Los Angeles and uncovers a plot by a Sicilian mafioso to use Vietnam veterans to murder all his enemies in a rerun of the "Sicilian Vespers" when the previous generation of Sicilian mafiosi were all killed on a single day. Torrey gets various clues that something big is about to happen but will he discover what is planned before the big day ? Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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América violenta  »

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SEK 1,002,197 (Sweden)
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This violent cop movie was released just over 18 months after Clint Eastwood's violent cop movie, Dirty Harry (1971). The tagline on this picture's main American movie poster and DVD reads: "This cop plays dirty!". Roger Ebert said that this film was " . . . probably the best violent big-city police movie since 'Dirty Harry'" and "Digital Retribution" said that this movie " . . . is very much a post-'Dirty Harry' genre flick and Bronson's [Detective] Torrey reflects that in spades." See more »

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Near the beginning of the film when Lou is talking to Helen in the X-ray room, behind Lou as he paces back and forth is a large X-ray view box with eight chest X-rays displayed. Six are shown reversed, the bottom left is displayed in the correct orientation, and the last (bottom right) is too underexposed to determine. See more »

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Cab Driver: What's a nice guy like you want with the 4th Precinct house?
Detective Lt. Lou Torrey: They give a good massage and a quick piece of ass.
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Actor Gene Woodbury is credited in opening credits only. See more »

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This movie was no nonsense!
10 September 2012 | by (WILMINGTON, NC) – See all my reviews

This movie with Charles Bronson was extremely no nonsense, whatsoever. "The Stone Killer" is when Bronson plays a hard as nails cop who uncovered a group of Vietnam veterans who are do the dirty work for the Mafia. That form of dirty work is to take out the completion. In this movie, there are future "Three's Company" stars John Ritter and Norman Fell. Ritter plays the one in uniform, while Fell plays Lou Torrey's boss Les Daniels. Lou Torrey (Bronson) worked for the NYPD, until a incident with a young offender caused him to quit the force. So he ends up moving to Los Angeles as a detective to investigate mob like killings. It turns out that the mafia has been using Vietnam veterans to kill the competition. Some of their help have ended up dead by the people that hired them. This was a coast to coast situation for the police to handle. And Torres showed plenty of tenacity to put an end to this mess. The shootout in both areas was awesome. Especially in the parking lot scene in New York. Great movie, great plot, great cast, "The Stone Killer" makes great sense! 3 out of 5 stars


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