The Stone Killer (1973)

R   |    |  Action, Crime, Drama

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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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  • Charles Bronson in The Stone Killer (1973)
  • Martin Balsam and Stuart Margolin in The Stone Killer (1973)
  • Charles Bronson and Ralph Waite in The Stone Killer (1973)
  • Charles Bronson in The Stone Killer (1973)
  • Charles Bronson and Ralph Waite in The Stone Killer (1973)
  • Charles Bronson and Kelley Miles in The Stone Killer (1973)

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This violent cop movie was released just over 18 months after Clint Eastwood's violent cop movie, Dirty Harry (1971). The tagline on this picture's main American movie poster and DVD reads: "This cop plays dirty!". Roger Ebert said that this film was " . . . probably the best violent big-city police movie since 'Dirty Harry'" and "Digital Retribution" said that this movie " . . . is very much a post-'Dirty Harry' genre flick and Bronson's [Detective] Torrey reflects that in spades."


Witness: You sure keep lousy company, man.
Lou Torrey: Hey, I filled your plate for you.
Witness: That's cool. Say Torrey, I still don't wanna marry your sister.
Lou Torrey: That breaks me up. You ought to see the slob she did marry.


Near the beginning of the film when Lou is talking to Helen in the X-ray room, behind Lou as he paces back and forth is a large X-ray view box with eight chest X-rays displayed. Six are shown reversed, the bottom left is displayed in the correct orientation, and the last (bottom right) is too underexposed to determine.

Crazy Credits

Actor Gene Woodbury is credited in opening credits only.

Alternate Versions

In the German video cut 13 minutes are missing. 02:33: Lou Torrey visits his wife. Both talk about their daughter and New York in general. She says: I look at you and I see this town. Complete scene is missing.(1:30 min.) 18:04: Lipper's assassination is prepared. Lipper himself fools a cop in hospital who should bring him back to jail (4:25 min.). 33:11: Vescari explains further details of his plan. All men go back to their cars (2:13 min.). 36:20: Torrey looks at Geraldine Waxton's dossier (0:10 min.). 38:58: Both cops run down the stairs. Torrey searches for Geraldine Waxton in a flower power parish in Carmel. The whole scene is missing. Geraldine asks Torrey if he would be interested in her. Torrey answers: Another time, another place, another cop. (4:19 min). 48:19: The car is driving around a corner (0:06 min.). 59:12: Matthews explains his hatred against the desert mission (0:12 min.). 90:26: Torrey sits in the car and quotes a word that was common in the roman arena: You've got five minutes, Christians. (0:07 min.).


The Chase
Written by
Roy Budd
Performed by Roy Budd And His Orchestra


Plot Summary


Action | Crime | Drama | Thriller

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