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The Stone Killer (1973)

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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Lou Torrey
... Al Vescari
... Jumper
... Langley
... Les Daniels
... Guido Lorenz
... Lawrence
... Mathews
... Tony Champion
... J D
... Geraldine Wexton (as Kelly Miles)
... Armitage
... Police Psychiatrist
... Station Commander
Lisabeth Hush ... Dr. Helen Torrey
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Storyline

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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Trivia

Actor Martin Balsam received a 'co-starring' credit. See more »

Goofs

When Torrey's car bounces across the railroad tracks during the chase scene, the front left suspension apparently breaks because the wheel is cocked at an odd angle. After the next cut, the wheel is straight again and the car is able to continue the chase. See more »

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Lou Torrey: Lionel Henry Jumper?
Jumper: No. I just do impersonations.
Lou Torrey: We'll try one more time. Lionel Henry...
Jumper: Yes!
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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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Cool Bossa Source (Jazz Theme)
Written by Roy Budd
Performed by Roy Budd Trio
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It's Bronson
25 March 2001 | by See all my reviews

This is an enjoyable time waster. And to paraphrase Bronson himself (from the film), "(it) has its' gaudy moments." There is some memorable dialogue and where else can you see Papa Walton (Ralph Waite) playing a racist detective in a series of outdated cheap suits? The mob characters are cliches and the plot is somewhat farfetched. But there are worse things to waste 90 minutes on. The bottom line: THE STONE KILLER isn't one of Hollywood's greatest films, it certainly isn't the worst. It's Bronson.


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