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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ken Shorter ...
Sandy Harbutt ...
Undertaker
Deryck Barnes ...
Dr. Townes
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Toad
Roger Ward ...
Hooks
Vincent Gil ...
Dr. Death
Dewey Hungerford ...
Septic
James Bowles ...
Stinkfinger (as James H. Bowles)
Bindi Williams ...
Capt. Midnight
John Ifkovitch ...
Zonk
Lex Mitchell ...
Ballini
Rhod Walker ...
Chairman
Owen Weingott ...
Adler
Slim DeGrey ...
Hannigan
Ray Bennett ...
Larsen
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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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28 June 1974 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Sie nannten ihn Stone  »

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AUD 700,000 (estimated)
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This movie's original theatrical cut ran 132 minutes. Reportedly, director Sandy Harbutt was relatively unhappy with this version. During the 1980s, when the movie was optioned for home 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. The Australian DVD releases also run at this shorter hour-and-a-half length. Harbutt has said of the half-hour shorter version, the only one available on video: "I just look at the picture as it is and as it was and as far as I'm concerned, the picture should be as it is. That's what I want the world to see". See more »

Quotes

Stone: Yeah, I like the old Gravediggers. I'd be glad to see them any time.
[the Gravediggers burst into Stone's apartment and beat him to a pulp]
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Referenced in Merrick: I'll Spew on Your Grave (2016) See more »

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Cosmic Flash
Lyrics by Sandy Harbutt
Sung by Doug Parkinson
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I dig the taste of blood!
29 May 2000 | by See all my reviews

Yes, it's very, very silly and 70s-ish. None of the characters are likeable. But, apart from the scenery and cinematography, it still has an endearing quality; it seems like the film-makers and actors were really trying to be genuine and sincere. That's what makes it such a re-watchable film.


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