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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.

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Sandy Harbutt (screenplay), Michael Robinson (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Deryck Barnes Deryck Barnes ... Doctor Townes
Sandy Harbutt Sandy Harbutt ... Undertaker
Hugh Keays-Byrne ... Toad
Lex Mitchell Lex Mitchell ... Ballini
Roger Ward ... Hooks
Rebecca Gilling ... Vanessa
Susan Lloyd Susan Lloyd ... Tart
James Bowles James Bowles ... Stinkfinger (as James H. Bowles)
Bindi Williams Bindi Williams ... Midnight
Rosalind Talamini Rosalind Talamini ... Sunshine
Vincent Gil ... Doctor Death
Jane Gilling Jane Gilling ... Euridyce
Dewey Hungerford Dewey Hungerford ... Septic
Victoria Anoux Victoria Anoux ... Flossie
John Ifkovitch John Ifkovitch ... Zonk
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Members of the Grave Diggers Motorcycle Club are being knocked off one by one, and someone needs to find out why! Sandy Harbutts timeless Australian cult film about a bunch of regegades riding Kawasaki 900s. Written by Andrew Howard <andrewh@jolt.mpx.com.au>

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 June 1974 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Sie nannten ihn Stone See more »

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Budget:

AUD700,000 (estimated)
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Hedon Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This movie was filmed during October and November 1973. 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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Alternate Versions

Director Sandy Harbutt's original theatrical cut ran 132 minutes, but it is reported that he was relatively unhappy with this version. When optioned for 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. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Making of Stone (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

Cosmic Flash
Lyrics by Sandy Harbutt
Sung by Doug Parkinson
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Great bike stunts.
13 October 2004 | by PeterDawsonSee all my reviews

Although it now looks rather dated, you must remember that when this movie was made, Australia was a very conservative place. This film broke a lot of new ground in the early 70's. Firstly, it was all Australian. Written, Produced, Directed and Starring. Not an American in sight. Secondly, it contained shots of male and female nudity. Thirdly, it was extremely gory and violent for it's day. But, the biggest thing it had going for it was it's incredible bike stunts.(Have you ever seen a Kawasaki Z900 do a wheelstand?) There's some fantastic locations in and around Sydney, and the funeral procession is spectacular, but the opening 10 minutes, or so, will have you on the edge of your seat. For those of you who are interested, 4 of the actors starring in "Stone" (Vincent Gil, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Roger Ward and Reg Evans) would later appear in George Miller's "Mad Max". It must be something about motorbikes!


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