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Members of the Grave Diggers Motorcycle Club are being knocked off one by one, and someone needs to find out why! Sandy Harbutt's timeless Australian cult film about a bunch of renegades riding Kawasaki 900s.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ken Shorter ...
Sandy Harbutt ...
Undertaker
Deryck Barnes ...
Dr. Townes
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Toad
Roger Ward ...
Hooks
Vincent Gil ...
Dr. Death
Dewey Hungerford ...
Septic
James Bowles ...
Stinkfinger (as James H. Bowles)
Bindi Williams ...
Capt. Midnight
John Ifkovitch ...
Zonk
Lex Mitchell ...
Ballini
Rhod Walker ...
Chairman
Owen Weingott ...
Adler
Slim DeGrey ...
Hannigan
Ray Bennett ...
Larsen
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Members of the Grave Diggers Motorcycle Club are being knocked off one by one, and someone needs to find out why! Sandy Harbutts timeless Australian cult film about a bunch of regegades riding Kawasaki 900s. Written by Andrew Howard <andrewh@jolt.mpx.com.au>

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Before Mad Max There Was STONE See more »


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28 June 1974 (Australia)  »

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Sie nannten ihn Stone  »

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AUD 700,000 (estimated)
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Sandy Harbutt performed a number of roles on this movie. Harbutt was director, co-scriptwriter, producer, production designer, songwriter, and lead actor playing Undertaker, the leader of the Grave Diggers Bikie gang. See more »

Quotes

[at the funeral of Go Down]
Undertaker: OK, Go Down, you got it; but believe me, whoever got you is goin' ta get got too; and that's a promise.
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Referenced in The Making of Stone (1974) See more »

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Rage
Lyrics by Dylan Thomas
Sung by Doug Parkinson
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In Australia, the ultimate "cult" movie!
11 November 2001 | by (Longmont, Colorado) – See all my reviews

Back in '74 the tag line for STONE was "Take the Trip!" By the time the critics had finished savaging this bikie saga, not that many people DID and STONE was headed for cinematic 'Boot Hill.' A funny thing happened though - somewhere along the line it was never fully erased from the collective public conscience and in due course the "legend of Stone" was created - to such an extent that now it is regarded as the "Bikie's bible" and sits proudly in the "70's Hall of fame" of Aussie film-making.

It's not even a GOOD flick, either in script, acting or production values. What it DOES offer is high voltage energy and action sequences, mind you the flick is way overlong and quite tedious at times. The plot, such that it isn't, has cop Ken Shorter (at the time riding high on account of his role in YOU CAN'T SEE AROUND CORNERS) infiltrating a bikie gang to see who is knocking off their members with gay abandon. Now Shorter was about as realistic an underground cop as Mark Wahlberg would be playing Harry Potter. What the film DOES offer now in retrospect, is a cast-list not far short of the who's who of seasoned Aussie actors and actresses, all pretty much unknown then. Strictly 70's film-making it paved the way for such as MAD MAX and must be acknowledged for that. Check out the Funeral scene on the Gosford Freeway! - heady stuff!

For me personally, I will always retain a soft spot for this film. I knew Sandy Harbutt and Helen Morse (then his wife) quite well during the making of this film as they purchased my beloved 1952 Riley 2 1/2 litre sedan from me, for the princely sum of $740. (You could add a zero to that today and then DOUBLE it!) Like that beautiful car, the film now remains a classic of its time!


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