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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 magnificent classic motorbike film of its time See more (31 total) »

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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Trivia:
Vanessa refers to Stone as "... a telegram boy from the PMG ...". The PMG was the Post-Master General's department, a single organization responsible for mail and telephones throughout Australia until 1975.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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Making of Stone (1974) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Cosmic FlashSee more »

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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
A magnificent classic motorbike film of its time, 13 June 2001
Author: wombat_1 from Sydney, Australia

The closest equivalent of "Easy Rider"; in my view, even better than that movie.

A simple plot. Someone is systematically murdering a group of bikers, one by one. An undercover cop is reluctantly accepted by the group as a part-time member to try to find the murderer. He quickly gains a lot of credibility with the bikers; even some respect.

The plot is oversimple, the dialogue is stilted, the film is corny, the characters are totally without depth, the acting is poor. However, the same could be said of movies such as "Deliverance". But none of that matters. The "ambience" of life as a biker is what matters; and again as in movies such as "Deliverance", the 1970s "feel" of the picture, the action, the "macho": that is what is important.

To those such as I, who remember those times, it is nostalgic. To those who are too young to remember those times, a glimpse of the wilder side of life as it "used to be".

Finally, no review of this movie would be complete without some discussion of the two "on the road" scenes. The low-angle shot of the bike race; and the helicopter view of the funeral procession down the F3 freeway can both rightfully be called "classics" of the motor vehicle movie genre. Every bit as spectacular and "significant" as, for example, the chase scene in "Bullitt" or the crowded street race in "The Italian Job".



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