Get Carter

Overview

Get Carter stars Michael Caine as Jack Carter, a powerful British gangster out for blood. His brother has been murdered in Newcastle, prompting Carter to declare a one-man war on other racketeers. Carter must also get his niece out of the life she is leading as an actress in pornographic films. Now that he is a loose cannon, Carter must be eliminated. Get Carter is typical action fare of the 1970s in that there are virtually no "good guys" -- in fact, the assassin is probably the most likable character in the ...
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Overview

Get Carter stars Michael Caine as Jack Carter, a powerful British gangster out for blood. His brother has been murdered in Newcastle, prompting Carter to declare a one-man war on other racketeers. Carter must also get his niece out of the life she is leading as an actress in pornographic films. Now that he is a loose cannon, Carter must be eliminated. Get Carter is typical action fare of the 1970s in that there are virtually no "good guys" -- in fact, the assassin is probably the most likable character in the piece! Originally rated X for violence and female nudity, Get Carter was reclassified as an R after subsequent crime films became even more bloodthirsty.
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Lucia Bozzola
Featuring a young Michael Caine in one of his best and perhaps least expected performances, Get Carter helped set the standard for contemporary gangster film grit. Adapted for the screen and directed by BBC TV veteran and feature neophyte Mike Hodges, Get Carter's starkly economical style and bleakly seedy Newcastle location provided an appropriate backdrop for Caine's Jack Carter. As a London mobster out for vengeance in his hometown, Caine's ruthlessness overruled any sympathy that could have been gleaned from the familial bonds driving his quest, turning him into a memorably amoral "hero" akin to Lee Marvin's equally brutal seeker in Point Blank 1967. Famed "angry young man" playwright John Osborne is a formidable nemesis as the smooth fat cat Kinnear, while Ian Hendry earned kudos for his performance as slippery chauffeur Eric Paice. Though it was not exactly greeted with open arms by the critics, Get Carter's toughness rejuvenated the genre and it has since come to be considered one of the best British gangster films ever made. Sylvester Stallone's 2000 remake suffers by comparison in every way.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/4/2011
  • UPC: 883316398388
  • Original Release: 1971
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  • Source: Warner Archives
  • Region Code: 0
  • Presentation: Pan & Scan
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:52:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 38,894

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Michael Caine Jack Carter
Ian Hendry Eric
Britt Ekland Anna
John Osborne Kinnear
Tony Beckley Peter
George Sewell Con McCarty
Ben Aris Architect
Alun Armstrong Keith Lacey
John Bindon Sid Fletcher
Kevin Brennan Harry
Rosemarie Dunham Edna
Glynn Edwards Albert
Bernard Hepton Thorpe
John Hussey Architect
Petra Markham Doreen
Geraldine Moffatt Glenda
Alexander Morton
Bryan Mosley Brumby
Godfrey Quigley Eddie
Terence Rigby Gerald Fletcher
Geraldine Sherman Girl in cafe
Dorothy White Margaret
Technical Credits
Mike Hodges Director, Screenwriter
Roy Budd Score Composer, Musical Direction/Supervision
Jack Fishman Songwriter
Assheton Gorton Production Designer
Evangeline Harrison Costumes/Costume Designer
Vangie Harrison Costumes/Costume Designer
Roger King Art Director
Michael Klinger Producer
Irene Lamb Casting
George Partleton Makeup
Wolfgang Suschitzky Cinematographer
John Trumper Editor
Hal B. Wallis Special Effects
Christian Wangler Sound/Sound Designer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Is it great or just really, good?

    For about 15 years beginning with this film and fading with "The Long Good Friday", Britain made a streak of gritty crime dramas surpassing all American efforts. Heavy on character actors, clipped surrealistic dialogue nearly always set in decayed urban collapse, your basic crime dramas usually looks the same. Get Carter was voted The best British movie ever made and BAFTA lists it very high -around 16. It is actually a festival of great British character actors acting nasty. What is remarkable is a growing sense of ominous frightening suspense without action lasting nearly two thirds of the film - all acting and setup. That alone is the main achievement - once the shooting starts it is cathartic but old hat.

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