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Stone Cold Dead (1979)

Sergeant Boyd's police search to find a sniper who has been shooting hookers.


George Mendeluk


Hugh Garner (novel), George Mendeluk




Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Crenna ... Sgt. Boyd
Paul Williams ... Julius Kurtz
Linda Sorensen ... Monica Page
Belinda Montgomery ... Sandy MacAuley (as Belinda J. Montgomery)
Chuck Shamata ... Sgt. Tony Colabre (as Charles Shamata)
Alberta Watson ... Olivia Page
Andrée Cousineau ... Bernice Carnival
Monique Mercure ... Dr. Bouvier
George Chuvalo ... Frank
Jennifer Dale ... Claudia Grissom
Frank Moore ... Teddy Mann
George Touliatos ... Insp. Webb
Dennis Strong Dennis Strong ... Danny De Lion
Miles Potter Miles Potter
Marie Clark Marie Clark


Sergeant Boyd's police search to find a sniper who has been shooting hookers.

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A lady of the night can sell anything...even her life.


Crime | Thriller


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Writer/director George Mendeluk was caught urinating in a back alley by a police officer during the shooting of this film. See more »


When Danny uses an M16 rifle in semi-automatic mode to shoot Sandy and the other man in the red Fiat, the sounds of a manual reload/cocking can be heard between shots, even though the M16 wouldn't do that, nor do his hands move. See more »


Julius Kurtz: Oh, hello, officers. I see the Mayor's annual clean up campaign is in full swing. I must commend him in the morning.
Sgt. Boyd: [the other officer starts to frisk him] Alright, take it easy, take it easy.
Julius Kurtz: [the officer finds a gun] Voila! Magique - ze gun permit. Signed by the Mayor.
Sgt. Boyd: Pimp!
Julius Kurtz: No, no, not really, more of a traffic cop. I mean I direct people to things that they're looking for. For this, they love me. Mason, here, he prays for me. Would you like Mason to pray for you? He'd do that you know - if I ask...
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Alternate Versions

The 1980 Dimension Pictures U.S. release added an opening sequence in which a prostitute, played by a young Linnea Quigley, is shot to death in her shower. This is also intact on the original VHS release by Media Home Entertainment, but not the original Canadian version. See more »


References Enter the Dragon (1973) See more »


Dragon Fly and Kites
performed by Belinda Montgomery (as Belinda J. Montgomery)
composed by Alexis Radlin
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Stone cold solid 80's thriller
6 December 2012 | by PeterMitchell-506-564364See all my reviews

Another well plotted thriller, sees a prostitute hating nut taking out his victims with a fancy rifle, silencer attached. That's not all, our nut has a camera mounted on his rifle, so at the point of shot, he takes a series of photos until they are, as the title refers. Obviously typecast, is Sly's good mate, caring cop, Richard Crenna, out to bust this pimp, Kurtz, and awesome piece of acting from Paul Williams, who just outdoes the others. His women, including one of his favorites, are being taken out. Again this is a highly constructed thriller, where your guesses to to the killer will waiver from one to another. Some real American style violence, one scene with a disgruntled black pro who takes it in the neck, some blood cascading out, is a little sick. Her john, (a professor) staggered, trying to plug the flow of blood, apanic, becomes an informant for Crenna in the case, who keeps the poor guy's spit clean reputation intact. There are some scenes you don't expect to see in a film, like this. Still quite hot looking, 50's pro (Belinda Montgomery-great in the part) where time has worn her through this profession, becomes romantically involved with Crenna. She suggests to him "Lets do something that I haven't done for ages". They go ice skating, Crenna, not a good skater, by any means. Also we get to see the time activating gadget for feeding his fish which starts with a phonecall. Crenna's female friend, who's working undercover, to try and bust his arch rival, Kurtz, is fun too. She takes her undercover role a little too seriously, her demise near the end, came as quite a shock in it's first viewing. Stone Cold Dead is a solid rate thriller, that does tend to fall a bit into sleaze here and there. But we learn a little bit more about people in this flick. How many other films like this, do that. A must for psychological thriller fans, good performances, all round. The actress who plays Montgomery's daughter is creepy as.

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5 March 1980 (USA) See more »

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Box Office


CAD900,000 (estimated)
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Color (Bellevue Pathe)

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1.85 : 1
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