Get Carter

Get Carter

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Director: Stephen Kay

Cast: Stephen Kay, Sylvester Stallone, Miranda Richardson, Rachael Leigh Cook

     
 

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A man who has made murder his business is thrown into the underbelly of an unfamiliar criminal world in this thriller. Jack Carter (Sylvester Stallone) is a ruthless hired killer whose bloody career in Los Angeles has driven a wedge between himself and his family in the Northwest. When he learns that his brother has died, he fliesSee more details below

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A man who has made murder his business is thrown into the underbelly of an unfamiliar criminal world in this thriller. Jack Carter (Sylvester Stallone) is a ruthless hired killer whose bloody career in Los Angeles has driven a wedge between himself and his family in the Northwest. When he learns that his brother has died, he flies back to Seattle, hoping to pay his respects and reconnect with his relatives. At the funeral, his brother's wife, Gloria (Miranda Richardson), and her daughter, Doreen (Rachael Leigh Cook), are wary of Jack's attempts to reach out to them, but when he learns that his brother's death was no accident, Jack forms an uneasy alliance with Doreen to find the killers and deal out his own brand of justice. Get Carter is based on the novel Jack's Return Home by Ted Lewis, which was previously filmed in 1971 with Michael Caine as the gangster seeking revenge. Caine also appears in this remake as Cliff, the boss of Jack's late brother; Mickey Rourke, Alan Cumming, and Gretchen Mol also highlight the supporting cast.

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Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
Sylvester Stallone assumes the title role in this gritty crime drama, a graphically violent remake of the 1970 British thriller Get Carter with Michael Caine as the lead. This version, directed by Stephen Kay (The Last Time I Committed Suicide), sticks closely to the original film despite its change of locale. Stallone is aptly cast as small-time thug Jack Carter, a mob enforcer working out of Las Vegas, who goes to Seattle for his brother's funeral. Upon learning that his wayward sibling was bumped off, Carter undertakes a one-man campaign of vengeance. Kay makes Seattle a dreary, gray, sordid town where constant rain forces human rats underground. He lavishes obvious care on his images while coaxing memorable performances from a talented cast. Miranda Richardson takes top acting honors for her relatively brief, understated turn as Carter's embittered sister-in-law, and Rachael Leigh Cook is very appealing as his wistful niece. In a nod to the original, Michael Caine portrays a devious saloon owner and makes an appropriately menacing presence. The heavy, doom-laden atmosphere is frequently punctuated by bursts of violent action, making Get Carter a meritorious specimen of the genus neo-noir. Stephen Kay provides a full-length commentary on the DVD, which also includes deleted scenes and theatrical trailers for both versions.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/22/2014
UPC:
0883929373871
Original Release:
2000
Rating:
R
Source:
Warner Home Video
Time:
1:42:00
Sales rank:
27,826

Special Features

Feature-length audio commentary by director Stephen Kay; Deleted scenes; Theatrical trailer

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sylvester Stallone Jack Carter
Miranda Richardson Gloria Carter
Rachael Leigh Cook Doreen Carter
Alan Cumming Jeremy Kinnear
Mickey Rourke Cyrus Paice
Michael Caine Cliff Brumby
John Cassini Thorpey
John C. McGinley Con McCarty
Rhona Mitra Geraldine
Gretchen Mol Audrey
Garwin Sanford Les Fletcher
Johnny Strong Eddie

Technical Credits
Stephen Kay Director
Helen Veronica Jarvis Art Director
Mauro Fiore Cinematographer
Julie Weiss Costumes/Costume Designer
Charles J.H. Wood Production Designer
Tyler Bates Score Composer
David McKenna Screenwriter
Elizabeth Wilcox Set Decoration/Design
Kevin King Associate Producer
Jim Brebner Asst. Director
Amanda Mackey-Johnson Casting
Cathy Sandrich Casting
John Goldstone Co-producer
James Holt Co-producer
Dawn Miller Co-producer
Jerry Greenberg Editor
Ashok Amritraj Executive Producer
Steve Bing Executive Producer
Don Carmody Executive Producer
Bill Gerber Executive Producer
Arthur Silver Executive Producer
Andrew Stevens Executive Producer
Jellybean Musical Direction/Supervision
Mark Canton Producer
Neil Canton Producer
Elie Samaha Producer
Eric Batut Sound/Sound Designer
Richard King Sound/Sound Designer

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