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The Stone Killer ()


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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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Lou Torrey
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Al Vescari
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Jumper
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Langley
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Les Daniels
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Guido Lorenz
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Lawrence
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Mathews
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Tony Champion
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J D
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Geraldine Wexton (as Kelly Miles)
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Armitage
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Police Psychiatrist
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Station Commander
Lisabeth Hush ...
Dr. Helen Torrey
Frank Campanella ...
Calabriese
Gene Woodbury ...
Paul Long
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Fussy Man
David Moody ...
Gus Lipper
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Hart
Mary Cross ...
Waitress
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Mossman
Tom Falk ...
Sergeant
Jan Arvan ...
Bartolomeo Vechetti
Barry Cahill ...
Steinholtz
Richard Armbruster ...
Motel Clerk
Ed Madsen ...
New York Detective
Arthur French ...
New York Detective
William J. Daprato ...
Moreci (as William Daprato)
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Cab Driver
Ta-Tanisha ...
Salesgirl (as Ta Tanisha)
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Garageman
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Graham (as Hunter Von Leer)
Sam Locante ...
Soldier
Norman D. Wilson ...
Bartender (as Norm D. Wilson)
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Police Commissioner
Frenchia Guizon ...
Drug Pusher
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jack English ...
Detective (uncredited)
Christa Raines ...
Mathew's Daughter (uncredited)
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Little Man in Hotel Lobby (uncredited)
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Vietnam Veteran (uncredited)
Robert Snively ...
Witness (uncredited)

Directed by

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Michael Winner

Written by

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Gerald Wilson ... (screenplay)
 
John Gardner ... (book "A Complete State of Death")

Produced by

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Michael Winner ... producer

Music by

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Roy Budd

Cinematography by

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Richard Moore ... director of photography

Editorial Department

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Frederick Wilson ... supervising editor

Casting By

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Joe Scully

Production Design by

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Ward Preston ... (uncredited)

Art Direction by

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Ward Preston

Set Decoration by

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Norman Rockett

Makeup Department

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Phil Rhodes ... makeup artist (as Philip Rhodes)

Production Management

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Ralph E. Black ... production manager (as Ralph Black)
Herb Wallerstein ... unit manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Mel Efros ... assistant director
Joseph M. Ellis ... assistant director (as Joe Ellis)

Art Department

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Jerry McFarland ... property master (uncredited)
Orval R. Parrish ... construction coordinator (uncredited)
Steven P. Sardanis ... assistant art director (uncredited)
Jerry Swift ... assistant property master (uncredited)
Keith Trout ... leadman (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Russ Hill ... sound editor
Terry Rawlings ... dubbing editor (as Terence Rawlings)
Hugh Strain ... re-recordist
Tommy Thompson ... sound recordist (as Thomas Thompson)
Cal Marks ... swing sound (uncredited)
Bruce Smith ... boom operator (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Paul Stewart ... special effects (uncredited)

Stunts

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Alan Gibbs ... stunt coordinator
Denny Arnold ... stunts (uncredited)
Jim Burk ... stunts (uncredited)
Gary Combs ... stunts (uncredited)
James M. Halty ... stunts (uncredited)
John Hudkins ... stunts (uncredited)
Gary McLarty ... stunts (uncredited)
Ernie F. Orsatti ... stunts (uncredited)
Frank Orsatti ... stunts (uncredited)
Chuck Roberson ... stunts (uncredited)
J.N. Roberts ... stunts (uncredited)
Dick Ziker ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Lou Barlia ... camera operator
Hugh K. Gagnier ... camera operator (as Hugh Gagnier)
Tony Askins ... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Robert J. Banks ... electrical gaffer (uncredited)
Kenny Bell ... still photographer (uncredited)
John Murray ... key grip (uncredited)
Michael D. O'Shea ... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Aurelio E. Perez ... best boy electric (uncredited)
Mason Sperry ... grip best boy (uncredited)
Bill Williams ... generator operator (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Seth Banks ... costume supervisor

Music Department

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Roy Budd ... conductor / musician: synthesizer and keyboards (uncredited) / orchestrator (uncredited)
Jeff Clyne ... musician: basses (uncredited)
Jack Fishman ... composer: source music (uncredited) / music producer (uncredited)
Chris Karan ... musician: drums & percussion (uncredited)
John Richards ... music engineer (uncredited) / music mixer (uncredited)
Sidney Sax ... orchestra contractor (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Jack Lietzke ... transportation captain (uncredited)

Other crew

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Stephen Cory ... assistant to producer
Dino De Laurentiis ... presenter
June Samson ... script continuity
Ernest Anderson ... unit publicist (uncredited)
Lynda Karjola ... production secretary (uncredited)
Harry Kohoyda Jr. ... auditor (uncredited)
Fred Sidewater ... liaison (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines Take away his badge and he'd top the Ten Most Wanted list! See more »
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Also Known As
  • L'assassino di pietra (Italy)
  • A Complete State of Death (United States)
  • State of Death (United States)
  • Le cercle noir (France)
  • América violenta (Spain)
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Runtime
  • 95 min
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Trivia In the novel, the main character is called Derek Torry, not Lou, and the entire story is set in the UK. See more »
Goofs (at around 55 mins) Immediately after the guy in the brown suit is contacted by the motorcycle cop at LAX, Charles Bronson is talking to his boss. During this exchange, just after the solo shot of the boss, the shadow of the boom mic is seen between the two mens heads at the ceiling line. The shadow moves from right to left and disappears See more »
Movie Connections Featured in U Turn (1997). See more »
Soundtracks The Stone Killer (Main Title) See more »
Crazy Credits Actor Gene Woodbury is credited in opening credits only. See more »
Quotes [last lines]
Guido Lorenz: [Lorenz and Torrey, in car, as they watch Vescari enter a church] Nothing changes, only the names.
Lou Torrey: You gotta be kidding. We're chest deep in water. Screaming against the rushing tide.
Al Vescari: [cut to Vescari in church confessional, after organizing the hit on the other Dons] Bless me, Father, for I have sinned. I haven't been to confession for ten days. I lose my temper...
Lou Torrey: [cut back to Torrey and Lorenz in car] You know, last three weeks, in New York City alone, there were 159 homicides?
Al Vescari: [in confessional] I don't mean to be harsh... but I... struck my son in anger last Tuesday.
Lou Torrey: [in car] Three thousand criminal assaults, six thousand robberies.
Al Vescari: [in confessional] Ruth, my wife, bless her, I swore at her.
Lou Torrey: [in car] You multiply that by Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, Los Angeles.
Al Vescari: [in confessional] For these... and all the other sins which I cannot remember, forgive me.
[exits confessional, pauses to cross himself in front of the altar, and leaves church]
Lou Torrey: [in car, watching Vescari get into his limo] You remember that cartoon of an old Roman Circus, where all the lions are roaring, and the page boy yells down the corridor...
[to camera]
Lou Torrey: you've got five minutes, Christians.
[Vescari's limo pulls away as credits roll]
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