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Release Date:
28 June 1974 (Australia) See more »
Tagline:
Get with Stone. See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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A classic slice of 1970s biker exploitation. Raw and uneven, but extremely entertaining. See more (31 total) »

Cast

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Ken Shorter ... Stone
Sandy Harbutt ... Undertaker
Deryck Barnes ... Dr. Townes

Hugh Keays-Byrne ... 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

Bill Hunter ... Barman
Helen Morse ... Amanda
Rebecca Gilling ... Vanessa
Susan Lloyd ... Tart
Rosalind Talamini ... Sunshine
Victoria Anoux ... Flossie
Jane Gilling ... Euridyce
Eva Ifkovitch ... Tiger
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tony Allyn ... Birdman
Terry Bader ... Hanburger
George Beddows
David Bracks ... Boots
Barry Butler ... Buzzard
Roy Corbett
Leonora Cornall ... Lola
Ron Crews
Robert Eagen
Julie Edwards ... Karma
Ruth Erica
Reg Evans ... Solicitor
Deborah Foreman ... Bud
Drew Forsythe ... Fred
Louise Gormley
Gerry Gorsler
Geoffrey Graham
Billy Green ... 69
Dave Hannay
Wendy-Anne Hare
David Hart
Terry Horsley
Lachlan Jamieson ... Hip
Dee Jones
Michael Kent ... Chappie
Peter King ... Ferret
Harry Lawrence ... Caretaker
Karyn Love ... Skunk
Barbara Mason
Jude Matthews ... Blue
Garry McDonald ... Mechanic
Bruce McPherson ... Go Down
Anne Mitchell
Marilyn Lee Mitchell
Annie Nalian
Herbie Nelson (as Herbert Nelson)
Rangi Nicholls
Neville Overall ... Scrag
Max Palmer
John Patterson
Ron Polson
Barry Purchese
Michael Robinson ... Pinball
Pat Rooney
Ron Ross ... Biggie
Fred Scheiwiller ... Ted (as Fred Shaw)
Rosalind Speirs ... Whore
Norman Squires
James C. Steele
Charles Stringer ... Photographer
Richard Tucker
Margaret Ure ... Jay
Jim Walsh ... Bad Max
Patrick Ward ... Alistair
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Directed by
Sandy Harbutt 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Sandy Harbutt 
Michael Robinson 

Produced by
David Hannay .... executive producer
Sandy Harbutt .... producer
 
Original Music by
Billy Green 
 
Cinematography by
Graham Lind 
 
Film Editing by
Ian Barry 
 
Production Design by
Sandy Harbutt 
 
Art Direction by
Tim Storrier 
 
Costume Design by
Helen Morse 
Margaret Ure 
 
Makeup Department
Rina Hofmanis .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dewey Hungerford .... assistant director
Gordon Nutt .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Dave Hart .... custom painting
 
Sound Department
Ian Barry .... sound editor
Cliff Curl .... sound recordist
Peter Fenton .... sound re-recordist
John French .... sound recordist
Tim Lloyd .... sound recordist
Ron Purvis .... sound re-recordist
 
Stunts
Peter Armstrong .... stunts
Craig K. Brown .... stunts
Hamish Cameron .... stunts
Brian Martin .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Brian Bansgrove .... gaffer
Nixon Binney .... assistant camera
Vincent Gil .... grip
John Lowry .... additional photographer
Ross Wood .... additional photographer
 
Editorial Department
Tomash Pokorry .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Steve Allsep .... technical assistant
Big Al Bradford .... technical assistant
Barbara Burleigh .... continuity
Victor Hoffman .... bike mechanic
Les Jackson .... technical assistant
Peter Ledger .... film graphics
Mary Moody .... publicist
Michael Robinson .... bike wrangler
Adrienne Rolf .... title designer
Vincent Tesoriero .... technical assistant
 

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103 min
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The meaning and relevance of this movie's 'Stone' title is that it refers to the name of the central character, a cop, played by Ken Shorter who infiltrates a motorbike gang. The word "stoned" was common in the counter-culture of the 1960s and 1970s referring to the intoxicated state one gets from taking drugs and itself the title of a few movies. A joke reference to Stone's name and its similarity to "stoned" is made in this movie.See more »
Quotes:
[Walking into a bar]
Stone:D'ya sell beer here?
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Movie Connections:
Featured in The Making of Stone (1974) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Cosmic FlashSee more »

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17 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
A classic slice of 1970s biker exploitation. Raw and uneven, but extremely entertaining., 5 March 2003
Author: Infofreak from Perth, Australia

'Stone' was a labour of love for adman turned actor Sandy Harbutt, a biker enthusiast who took four years to get the script written by he and his pal Michael Robinson (who incidentally plays Pinball in the finished movie) on to the big screen. Many have slammed this movie as laughable, but I say look, it's a low budget exploitation movie with many non-actors in the cast, and if you take that into consideration it's a pretty good effort. Just compare it to an A.I.P. movie from roughly the same period and it's not that bad. The acting ranges from poor to above average, and while much of it is obviously dated and even a little silly at times, it manages to give a fairly realistic look at the 1970s Aussie outlaw bikie scene. It was certainly given the thumbs up by many Australian bikers at the time, and that's good enough for me. A few members of the supporting cast went on to bigger and better things (e.g. Helen Morse, Bill Hunter), but most of the major players were biker pals of Harbutt and have disappeared from the Australian acting industry. Ken Shorter (who looks a bit like the late Bon Scott at times) plays Stone, an undercover cop who joins The Grave Diggers bikie gang to try and find out who is killing them one by one. Shorter is one weak link in the movie. An ex-cop himself before acting he is pretty wooden and dull on screen. Much better is Harbutt himself who plays the Grave Diggers leader Undertaker. Also good is Rebecca Gilling who plays Undertaker's girl. Gilling was something of a TV sex symbol in the 1970s and looks beautiful, and yes, there is some brief but memorable full frontal nudity. The real stand out performance is by Hugh Keays-Byrne as Toad. Keays-Byrne was lured by Harbutt from a touring Shakespeare company and has lived and worked in Australia ever since, later playing Toecutter in 'Mad Max' and appearing in such cult favourites as 'The Man From Hong Kong', 'The Salute Of The Jugger' and 'Mad Dog Morgan'. He is terrific on screen from his opening acid freakout scene to his memorable final moments. Hugh Keays-Byrne I salute you! And I salute 'Stone', one of the most enjoyable movies ever made here in Australia. 'Stone' is a classic slice of 1970s biker exploitation and I highly recommend it.

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