Get Carter

Get Carter

Stephen Kay (2000)

98min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
This ill-advised remake of the Mike Hodges/Michael Caine Tyneside-set classic sees a moody Sylvester Stallone taking over the vengeful Carter role and the action relocated to America. Several of the character names remain (although Rachael Leigh Cook certainly doesn't look like a Doreen) and some dialogue remains semi-intact. Yet, this has few similarities to the outstanding original, replacing gritty direction with flashy surface gloss, Caine's unremitting viciousness with Stallone's soft-centred bruiser, a small-time pornography ring with big-business internet entertainment and Roy Budd's haunting score with a noisy rock remix. Caine himself has an ineffectual cameo and is on the receiving end of Jack Carter's most celebrated line, delivered by Stallone as if he's reading a shopping list. Bearable, if instantly forgettable.

Summary

A Mob enforcer returns home to Seattle for his brother's funeral. Learning his brother was murdered, he resolves to hunt down and kill everyone involved in his death, with the help of his dead sibling's widow and her daughter. Crime thriller remake, starring Sylvester Stallone, Miranda Richardson, Mickey Rourke, Rachael Leigh Cook and Michael Caine, star of the original film.

Cast & Crew

Jack Carter Sylvester Stallone
Gloria Carter Miranda Richardson
Cyrus Paice Mickey Rourke
Doreen Carter Rachael Leigh Cook
Cliff Brumby Michael Caine
Jeremy Kinnear Alan Cumming
Geraldine Rhona Mitra
Audrey Gretchen Mol
Eddie Johnny Strong
Director Stephen Kay
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Warner BrosGuidance: Contains violence, swearing and drug abuse.Available on: video and DVD
Drama