Get Carter

Get Carter

Mike Hodges (1971)

X Certificate


Our Score
Michael Caine is at his most impressively impassive in this terrific, tough British thriller. He plays Jack Carter, a London gangster who goes north after his brother is murdered and discovers his teenage niece is involved in an adult-film racket. Director Mike Hodges keeps a firm hand on the surly proceeding, while cinematographer Wolfgang Suschitzky captures the fascinating Newcastle upon Tyne locations in all their grim glory. Coronation Street's Bryan Mosley and Minder's Glynn Edwards are among the lowlifes given memorably unpleasant send-offs, while playwright John Osborne brings a razor-slash presence to the role of a crime boss. This is sex and death with a British accent, and its impact remains undiminished.


Racketeer Jack Carter returns to his native Newcastle to attend his brother's funeral and investigate the circumstances surrounding his death. As events unfold, he uncovers troubling connections to drugs, pornography and corruption, and finds himself on a collision-course with a criminal kingpin and his cohorts. Mike Hodges' thriller, starring Michael Caine, Ian Hendry, Britt Ekland, Glynn Edwards and John Osborne.

Cast & Crew

Jack Carter Michael Caine
Cyril Kinnear John Osborne
Eric Paice Ian Hendry
Anna Fletcher Britt Ekland
Cliff Brumby Bryan Mosley
Glenda Geraldine Moffat
Margaret Dorothy White
Keith Alun Armstrong
Albert Swift Glynn Edwards
Peter Tony Beckley
Con George Sewell
Edna Rosemarie Dunham
Doreen Petra Markham
Gerald Fletcher Terence Rigby
Thorpe Bernard Hepton
Sid Fletcher John Bindon
Director Mike Hodges
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Michael KlingerGuidance: Violence, swearing, drug abuse, sex scenes and nudity. Available on: video, DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 11 Jun 1999