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The Stone Killer (1973)

R  |   |  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 ...
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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 ...
J D
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Geraldine Wexton (as Kelly Miles)
Eddie Firestone ...
Armitage
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Byron Morrow ...
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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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SEK 1,002,197 (Sweden)
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Trivia

The film was based on the 1969 novel "A Complete State of Death" by John Gardner, but for the film the title was changed to "The Stone Killer" and the lead character's name was changed from Derek Torry to Lou Torrey. See more »

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At the beginning when Lou shoots the armed teenager during the apartment raid, the teenager clearly falls over the railing of the fire escape, but in the next shot, he's hanging upside down by his legs on the railing. See more »

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[last lines]
[Torrey and Sergeant, in car, outside church]
Sergeant: Nothing changes, only the names.
Detective Lt. Lou Torrey: You gotta be kidding. We're chest deep in water. Screaming against the rushing tide.
[Vescari goes into confessional in church, having organized murder of other Dons]
Don Alberto Vescari: Bless me, Father, for I have sinned. I haven't been to confession for ten days... I lose my temper
[in car]
Detective Lt. Lou Torrey: You know, last three weeks, in New York City alone, there were 159 homicides?
[in confessional]
Don Alberto Vescari: I don't mean to be harsh, but I struck my...
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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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