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 overview, first billed only:
Deryck Barnes ...
Doctor Townes
Sandy Harbutt ...
Undertaker
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Toad
Lex Mitchell ...
Ballini
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Hooks
Rebecca Gilling ...
Vanessa
Susan Lloyd ...
Tart
James Bowles ...
Stinkfinger (as James H. Bowles)
Bindi Williams ...
Midnight
Rosalind Talamini ...
Sunshine
Vincent Gil ...
Doctor Death
Jane Gilling ...
Euridyce
Dewey Hungerford ...
Septic
Victoria Anoux ...
Flossie
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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28 June 1974 (Australia)  »

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Sie nannten ihn Stone  »

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AUD 700,000 (estimated)
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Rebecca Gilling was originally cast as Euridyce. However after Amber Rodgers dropped out, she was re-cast as Vanessa, and her sister Jane Gilling replaced Rebecca. See more »

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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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Rage
Lyrics by Dylan Thomas
Sung by Doug Parkinson
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A magnificent classic motorbike film of its time
13 June 2001 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

The closest equivalent of "Easy Rider"; in my view, even better than that movie.

A simple plot. Someone is systematically murdering a group of bikers, one by one. An undercover cop is reluctantly accepted by the group as a part-time member to try to find the murderer. He quickly gains a lot of credibility with the bikers; even some respect.

The plot is oversimple, the dialogue is stilted, the film is corny, the characters are totally without depth, the acting is poor. However, the same could be said of movies such as "Deliverance". But none of that matters. The "ambience" of life as a biker is what matters; and again as in movies such as "Deliverance", the 1970s "feel" of the picture, the action, the "macho": that is what is important.

To those such as I, who remember those times, it is nostalgic. To those who are too young to remember those times, a glimpse of the wilder side of life as it "used to be".

Finally, no review of this movie would be complete without some discussion of the two "on the road" scenes. The low-angle shot of the bike race; and the helicopter view of the funeral procession down the F3 freeway can both rightfully be called "classics" of the motor vehicle movie genre. Every bit as spectacular and "significant" as, for example, the chase scene in "Bullitt" or the crowded street race in "The Italian Job".




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