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The Stone Killer (1973)

A top New York detective is sent to Los Angeles where he must solve a case involving an old Sicilian Mafia family feud.

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Top detective Lou Torrey is transferred to Los Angeles and uncovers a plot by a Sicilian mafioso to use Vietnam War 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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Take away his badge and he'd top the Ten Most Wanted list! See more »


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8 August 1973 (USA)  »

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A Complete State of Death  »

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Second and final [to date, April 2017] filmed adaptation of a John Gardner novel. The first had been the The Liquidator (1965) which had debuted around eight years earlier. See more »

Goofs

(at around 55 mins) Immediately after the guy in the brown suit is contacted by the motorcycle cop at LAX, Charles Bronson is talking to his boss. During this exchange, just after the solo shot of the boss, the shadow of the boom mic is seen between the two mens heads at the ceiling line. The shadow moves from right to left and disappears See more »

Quotes

Mathews: [sees Lipper's corpse] What hit him?
Lou Torrey: [unemotionally] A complete state of death.
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Actor Gene Woodbury is credited in opening credits only. See more »

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Featured in Mr. Blonde: Paul Koslo on 'The Stone Killer' (2017) See more »

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The Stone Killer (Main Title)
Written by Roy Budd
Performed by Roy Budd And His Orchestra
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Good old fashioned, hard-hitting action
31 July 1999 | by See all my reviews

If you're not already a Charles Bronson fan, this film isn't likely to change your mind. But for those of you like their action films with side-burns, bell bottoms and good old fashioned,hard-hitting action, you'll really enjoy this. Bronson does his "Dirty Harry" impression while investigating a strange ring of murders involving ex-vietnam vets and the Mob. Great car chases. The crazy car crack up inside a parking lot is this film's action highlight. One of my favorite Bronson flicks.


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