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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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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
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

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
 
Music Department
Peter Jones .... orchestrator
 
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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This movie's original theatrical cut ran 132 minutes. Reportedly, director Sandy Harbutt was relatively unhappy with this version. During the 1980s, when the movie was optioned for home video release by Roadshow Home Video (a division of Roadshow Film Distributors), Harbutt requested that he be able to re-cut his film so that it reflected his original vision. The original Australian video release (circa 1985) runs 98 minutes and carries a "Director Approved" message coupled with Harbutt's signature. It is this significantly shorter "Director's Cut", inclusive of Premium Film's 1995 21st Anniversary re-release, that has replaced all previous versions of the film. The Australian DVD releases also run at this shorter hour-and-a-half length. Harbutt has said of the half-hour shorter version, the only one available on video: "I just look at the picture as it is and as it was and as far as I'm concerned, the picture should be as it is. That's what I want the world to see".See more »
Quotes:
[Walking into a bar]
Stone:D'ya sell beer here?
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Movie Connections:
Featured in Ozploitation Trailer Explosion (2014) (V)See more »
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9 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
One of the ultimate cult classics down under, 11 October 2006
Author: TheMarquisDeSuave from Worcester, MA

Up until Mad Max was released five years later, this was the biggest cult movie down under. Members of the Grave Diggers Motorcycle Club are being knocked off, so a cop joins the gang working as an undercover agent. Eventually, he becomes one of the lovable Satanists. Fans of the American biker movies from AIP should check this one out. While those well-remembered films could be thought of as cash-ins on the Biker subculture, this one is far from that. Director Harbutt was an enthusiast for motorcycles and put a lot of effort into this little film. It's uneven and certainly isn't polished, but its entertaining enough to see why it's a cult classic. On the plus side, it avoids the misogyny that plagues many of these films. On the down side, Ken Shorter's performance as the undercover cop Stone is one of the dullest portrayals ever in a movie. This square wouldn't last a week in a real biker gang. While that does drag the film down a bit, it's certainly not a kiss of death. So jump on your Kawasaki and roam around a bit trying to find a bootleg of this one. (6/10)

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