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Get Carter

  • Drama
  • Crime/detective
  • 1971
  • Mike Hodges
  • 106 mins
  • X

Summary

Crime thriller starring Michael Caine as ruthless London gangster Jack Carter, who travels to the North East to shed light on the mysterious death of his brother. He uncovers a conspiracy involving blue movies, the local villains and certain "respectable" citizens. When he learns enough, Carter plans his revenge.

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Review

A star rating of 4 out of 5.

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.

Credits

Cast

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Jack CarterMichael Caine
Cyril KinnearJohn Osborne
Eric PaiceIan Hendry
Anna FletcherBritt Ekland
Cliff BrumbyBryan Mosley
GlendaGeraldine Moffat
MargaretDorothy White
KeithAlun Armstrong
Albert SwiftGlynn Edwards
PeterTony Beckley
ConGeorge Sewell
EdnaRosemarie Dunham
DoreenPetra Markham
Gerald FletcherTerence Rigby
ThorpeBernard Hepton
Sid FletcherJohn Bindon

Crew

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DirectorMike Hodges

Details

Theatrical distributor
Michael Klinger
Released on
1999-06-11
Languages
English
Guidance
Violence, swearing, drug abuse, sex scenes and nudity.
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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