Chibnall says "There was no advertising to suggest a significant event had occurred. The story is based upon the original where Carter (Stallone) who is an enforcer for a gangster returns home to his brother’s funeral. Watch Get Carter 2000 in full HD online, free Get Carter streaming with English subtitle [30] Klinger had seen Mike Hodges' television film Suspect (1969) and immediately decided he was the ideal candidate to direct his new project. As well as Telly Savalas, names posited by Klinger and studio executives were Joan Collins, and someone Hodges described as "the Canadian lead actress in TV's Peyton Place", which most probably means Barbara Parkins. Get Carter Get Carter movie reviews & Metacritic score: Hit man Jack Carter (Stallone), a mob enforcer in New York, returns to his hometown of Los Angeles for his brother's funeral. The remake was poorly-received by critics in the US, and was not given a UK theatrical release. Add to Wishlist. He gave Hodges multiple possibilities of how the sound could be dubbed, and explored every angle. With only six months left of his sentence, inmate Frank Leone is transferred from a minimum security prison to a maximum security prison by a vindictive warden. Chibnall writes that "Interestingly, although [the film's] downbeat and unsentimental tone is now thought to express the mood of its times, the mass cinema audience preferred Love Story (Arthur Hiller 1970), which remained the most popular film in Britain throughout Get Carter's run". [48] The Landa case also is referenced at the start of the film with a shot of a newspaper bearing the headline "Gaming Wars". Jack meets Margaret to talk about Frank, but the Fletchers' men are waiting and pursue him. Carter Season 2 Stepping through life in an optimistic mood, Harley Carter built a successful career in Hollywood. [citation needed], Carl Howard[27]'s character of the assassin, "J", is only identified by the initial on his ring, in his only film role, and an appropriate mystery surrounds his real identity. [8], The most complicated scene to shoot was Kinnear's game of cards. As Jack leaves, Eric warns him against damaging relations between Kinnear and the Fletchers. View production, box office, & company info. [36] He did not, however, employ a traditional noir technique of using a voiceover to expose the character's inner feelings. Someone hired goon Thorpey to make Jack return to Las Vegas. ", "Movie Review Get Carter (2000) FILM REVIEW; Slimline Stallone, With a Bruising Touch and a Gentle Mutter", "Dead Man's Shoes at the Venice International Film Festival", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Get_Carter&oldid=1000898949, Short description is different from Wikidata, Articles with unsourced statements from May 2012, Wikipedia articles with WorldCat-LCCN identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Dorothy White as Margaret. On IMDb Get Carter's average rating is 7.6 based on 12,329 user votes. [77] Promotional shots and poster artwork exist from the film showing Carter holding a pump action shotgun; in the finished film the only shotgun used by Carter is a double-barrelled shotgun, which Carter finds on top of his brother Frank's wardrobe. Bundles containing this item. Association of Cinematograph, Television and Allied Technicians, "Defining Moment: 'Get Carter' rewrites the gangster movie, March 1971", "Get Carter celebrates its 40th anniversary", "Get Carter, AFI Catalog of feature films", "Did You Ever Meet Elvis? The film's release was delayed while parts of the film were redubbed, with no great improvement. Years ago, Jack Carter left his Seattle home to become a Las Vegas mob casino financial enforcer. When his brother is killed in an accident, cold-blooded gun for hire Jack Carter (Sylvester Stallone) returns home to make peace with his past. [16] Chibnall says that Hodges regretted not rehearsing the scene more thoroughly. Jack's partner Con McCarty is restless, apparently about their boss Les Fletcher, whose wife had an affair with Jack. [76] However, movie poster expert Sim Branaghan liked its eccentricity, calling it was "that kind of quirkiness you wouldn't get these days". [2], In 1969, producer Michael Klinger devised plans for a gangster film to capitalise on public interest in the British criminal underworld after the Kray Twins' convictions. Kinnear agrees, sending Eric to an agreed location; however, he subsequently phones a hitman to dispose of Jack. Stallone is out to take vengance on the murderers of his brother, a decent barman working to support his family. Use the HTML below. Talking to the widow, daughter Doreen, and enigmatic Geraldine, Jack suspects it was murder. Klinger was invited to view a first print of Peter Walker's Man of Violence (1969) and was unimpressed, telling the director "I'm going to make a gangster film, but it's going to cost a lot more than this and it's going to be better". [29] The project went from concept to finished film in just 10 months. View the profiles of people named Get Carter. It starred Sylvester Stallone and was almost universally hated. He then calls the police to raid Kinnear's party. ‎Mira tráileres, lee reseñas de críticos y otros usuarios y compra Get Carter (2000), dirigida por Stephen T. Kay, por $5.99. [61] The film shows the beach black with coal spoilings, dumped there by the mine's conveyor system. [56] Hodges tried to rehearse the racecourse scene between Caine and Hendry in their hotel the night before shooting, but "Hendry's drunken and resentful state forced Hodges to abandon [the] attempt". Klinger was present on set for much of the film shoot. Judith Crist in New York magazine gave a glowing review, saying "Michael Caine is superb, suave and sexy" and describing the film as "a hard, mean and satisfying zinger of the old tough-tec school done in frank contemporary terms". [28] Hodges favoured the use of long focal length lenses (as he had used previously on Rumour) in many scenes to create a naturalistic documentary feel, especially in crowd scenes. Reese and Finch's game of cat and mouse with Detective Carter becomes infinitely more complicated when The Machinedeclares that she is their newest POI. [82] In South Africa the censor cut out Britt Ekland's phone sex scene, shortening her already brief role; her name was still left on the poster, leaving filmgoers to wonder why she was advertised as appearing. The shoot was largely incident-free and progressed speedily, despite a one-day strike by the Association of Cinematograph, Television and Allied Technicians. Asked in 2006, Putzu could not remember his artistic rationale for painting the floral jacket, but said he was painting a lot of flowers in designs at that time. [109], At the time of its release, the only recognition the film received was a 1972 BAFTA Awards nomination for Ian Hendry as Best Supporting Actor. Carter's killing of Brumby[40] and his own assassination were further alterations from the novel, emphasising the film's parallels with revenge tragedy[38] and Carter's role as what Geoff Mayer calls "the moral agent... a "knight" forced to dispense his own sense of justice in a corrupt world". Get Carter is a 1971 British crime film written and directed by Mike Hodges and starring Michael Caine, Ian Hendry, Britt Ekland, John Osborne and Bryan Mosley. As Chibnall writes .mw-parser-output .templatequote{overflow:hidden;margin:1em 0;padding:0 40px}.mw-parser-output .templatequote .templatequotecite{line-height:1.5em;text-align:left;padding-left:1.6em;margin-top:0}, The immediate consequence was the loss of the insights into Carter's motivations provided by his memories of boyhood and his relationships with brother Frank and delinquent gang leader Albert Swift. [97], Steve Chibnall writes that "America was rather more used to hard-boiled storytelling" and that reviewers there were "more prepared than British criticism to treat Get Carter as a serious work",[98] Pauline Kael admiring its "calculated soullessness"[99] and wondering if it signalled a "new genre of virtuoso viciousness". [38] As Ted Lewis had not specified where his novel was set, Hodges felt free to relocate the story[39] to a place he was familiar with, considering Grimsby, Lowestoft, Hull and North Shields[2] before deciding on Newcastle Upon Tyne. [106], On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 84% based on 32 reviews. Caine apologised immediately. Hawkins' name can be seen on the poster outside the club before Thorpe runs inside, and the band can faintly be seen on stage as Thorpe enters the club. Suspecting foul play, and with vengeance on his mind, he investigates and interrogates, regaining a feel for the city … Newcastle-born gangster Jack Carter (Michael Caine) has lived in London for years in the employ of organised crime bosses Gerald and Sid Fletcher (Terence Rigby and John Bindon). See here: Peter Waymark. Professional hit-man Robert Rath wants to fulfill a few more contracts before retiring but unscrupulous ambitious newcomer hit-man Miguel Bain keeps killing Rath's targets. There are four simultaneous conversations, with a lot of plot exposition and the introduction of two important characters, Kinnear and Glenda. Overcome with emotion, Jack becomes enraged and pushes Glenda's head under water as she is taking a bath. Rent this movie. Someone breaks into Richie's home, looking for a crucial CD. The Times Digital Archive. In the early 2000s, £10 million was spent removing these conveyors and the concrete towers, and cleaning tons of coal waste from the beaches of East Durham. The key to the success of Get Carter is the way in which the movie immediately engages the audience and fosters a relationship with it based upon perception, which, in the first instance, is always the key to the bond between viewer and director. He offers Jack £5,000 to kill the crime boss, which he flatly refuses. A woman entices a bomb expert she's involved with into destroying the mafia that killed her family. The cleaning programme was known as 'Turning the Tide'. Kevin Brennan appears as Harry the card-player. [64] The Human League album Dare contains a track covering the Get Carter theme, although it was only a version of the sparse leitmotif that opens and closes the film as opposed to the full-blooded jazz piece that accompanies the train journey. Albert confesses he told Brumby that Doreen was, indeed, Frank's daughter. Oscar and Golden Globe-nominated superstar Sylvester Stallone ("Cliffhanger," the "Rocky" franchise) stars as a vengeful mobster who scours the underworld to avenge the murder of his brother. [5] In 1999, Get Carter was ranked 16th on the BFI Top 100 British films of the 20th century; five years later, a survey of British film critics in Total Film magazine chose it as the greatest British film. It out-performed Up Pompeii, which was showing in the larger ABC1. But that's not the movie. Get Carter had to make do with ambivalence". The technical complexity was compounded by the variation in light coming through the windows, and Osborne's whispered delivery[48] which made microphone placement difficult. 2000 R 1h 42m DVD. It predicted that "It should please in the action market, but won't win any laurels for Caine although his portrayal of the vicious anti-hero impresses". [38] Steve Chibnall writes: "his treatment retained the essential structure of Lewis' novel with its strong narrative drive, but introduced some minor changes to characterisation and more fundamental alterations to narratology". [107] Returning to the car park Jack finds Brumby, beats him senseless and throws him over the side to his death. Jack chases Eric along a beach. A woman who has just discovered she is the daughter of a murdered Mafia chieftain seeks revenge, with the aide of her father's faithful bodyguard. [50][51], Principal photography took place in the north east between 17 July and 15 September 1970. [75] Chibnall describes the flower power imagery as "what seems like a desperate and misguided attempt to suggest the hipness of a genre which had largely fallen out of favour". Based on Ted Lewis' 1970 novel Jack's Return Home, the film follows the eponymous Jack Carter (Caine), a London gangster who returns to his home town in north-east England to discover more about his brother Frank's supposedly accidental death. [74] It was later reclassified as 'R', meaning children under the age of 17 had to be accompanied by an adult. Was this review helpful to you? Sylvester Stallone stars in the remake as Jack Carter, a Vegas enforcer who finds himself questioning his loyalties when traveling back to Seattle to bury his brother. Basking in the glory he enjoyed every passing day, but the glory is fleeting, so becoming a member of a scandal, Harley had to go back to your little town. His name does not appear on the credits of some prints. In contrast, Nigel Andrews found the characters to be clichéd archetypes of the criminal underworld, such as the "homosexual chauffeur, bloated tycoon, glamorous mistress", describing the film as "perfunctory". It worked with Hodges to restore the film, with Hodges sourcing another set of negatives of the original opening, which were found in the archives of the BBC. [114], Warner Bros., which holds the rights to the pre-1986 MGM library, produced a remake of Get Carter in 2000 under the same title, with Sylvester Stallone as Jack Carter. Ben Aris, who plays one of the architects, is better known for British situation comedies. Overview System Requirements Related. [42] Hodges described how wandering alone through the upper structure, he realised how the different levels could be used to reveal the hunter, Carter, and the hunted, Brumby, simultaneously but without either being aware of the other – adding to the suspense. He telephones Kinnear in the middle of a wild party, telling him he has the film and makes a deal for Kinnear to give him Eric in exchange for his silence. Also included on the DVD was commentary from Caine, Hodges and Suschitzky, constructed from separate interviews with the three. Forcing Glenda into the boot of her car, Jack drives off to find Albert. [30] There was pressure from MGM to have more big-name American stars in the film, which was successfully resisted by Hodges. The Pelaw Hussars, a local juvenile jazz band and majorette troupe, also appear and perform two numbers, When The Saints Go Marching In and Auld Lang Syne. The series' set designers and property masters state that, while the audience and critics may liken the series to The Sweeney, Get Carter was their visual guide and the source of series' look. Back in town, Jack is threatened by henchmen who want him to leave town, but he fights them off, capturing and interrogating one to find out who wants him gone. The theme (otherwise known as "Carter Takes a Train"), the best-known piece from the film, was played by Budd and the other members of his jazz trio, Jeff Clyne (double bass) and Chris Karan (percussion), and was recorded on a budget of £450. Get a sneak peek of the new version of this page. I view it as a mediocre movie, one that relies on a formulaic storyline, and poor performances from those involved. Budd composed 13 distinct pieces for the film,[63] including three songs: "Looking For Someone", "Love Is A Four Letter Word" (with lyrics by Jack Fishman)[12] and "Hallucinations". Get Carter was financed by Franchise Pictures and the German based Intertainment. Producer Michael Klinger optioned the novel and made a deal with the ailing Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) to finance and release the film, making it the last project to be approved by the studio's Borehamwood division before its closure. [89], Describing the initial critical response to the film, Steve Chibnall wrote "Initial critical vilification or indifference establishes the conditions in which a cult can flourish. [88] It is available from the Warner Archive Collection as a Made on Demand (MOD) DVD-R or a download, with the same extras as the 2000 release, although with only two trailers and this time in 16:9 ratio. [28], In the late 1960s, a relaxation in film censorship produced an increase in dark, uncompromising films, with many directors pushing the boundaries of acceptability. For other uses, see, 1971 Mike Hodges film starring Michael Caine. It also performed strongly when moved to the ABCs in Edgware and Fulham Road. The theme was released as a 7" vinyl single by Pye Records in 1971, titled simply Carter and backed with "Plaything", another piece composed for the soundtrack. The remake was compared unfavourably to the original by the majority of reviewers. Many believed the crime was part of a failed attempt by the Kray twins to gain control of the Newcastle underworld. [37] Hodges' original working title for the film was Carter's The Name. [34] However, in his DVD commentary Hodges implies that he did not see Carter as morally any more justified than those he kills, and his death is intended to present his actions to the audience as morally bankrupt and futile: "I wanted him to be dealt with in exactly the same way he dealt with other people. Unsatisfied with the official explanation, Jack investigates for himself. [46] It was the recently-vacated country house of North East fruit machine businessman Vince Landa, who had fled the country in 1969 after the murder of his right-hand man Angus Sibbett, the so-called one-armed bandit murder. Get Carter movie reviews & Metacritic score: Hit man Jack Carter (Stallone), a mob enforcer in New York, returns to his hometown of Los Angeles for his brother's funeral. However, Hodges said he encountered very little interference by the producer. (2000). [2] The production also utilised a large number of extras, most of whom were locals who just happened to be on scene when filming was happening. Jack goes to Newcastle Racecourse seeking old acquaintance Albert Swift (Glynn Edwards) for information about his brother's death, but Swift spots Jack and evades him. Now that's a sort of Christian ethic in a way [...] That was a prerequisite of the film for me, that the hitman should go [click] and that's it". Apparently there was a Get Carter appreciation club that was trying to get a preservation order put on the car park in Gateshead and Quentin Tarantino was in it. Soderbergh said he envisioned The Limey as "Get Carter made by Alain Resnais". [6] Get Carter was remade in 2000 by Warner Bros. under the same title, with Sylvester Stallone portraying Jack Carter and Caine in a supporting role. Although it was not made available on home media until 1993, Get Carter maintained a cult following, and endorsements from directors such as Quentin Tarantino and Guy Ritchie led to the film earning critical reappraisal. [81], In Michael Klinger's The Guardian obituary in 1989, Derek Malcolm remembered the film as "one of the most formidable British thrillers of its time". [103] Variety also praised the film, saying it "not only maintains interest but conveys with rare artistry, restraint and clarity the many brutal, sordid and gamy plot turns". Others were sourced from local casting company Beverley Artistes, which sent everyone registered with it for audition, one of these being Deana Wilde, who was cast as the pub singer. The movie is the fight from a bad guy against the bad guys to get justice for someone who didn't do anything wrong. He also noticed a substantial increase in women voting on the film in the eight months leading up to April 2002. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. [54] In the first week of shooting in Newcastle, the ACTT called the crew out on a one-day strike. Cliff Brumby, whose club Richie ran, is financially linked to porn and prostitution baron Cyrus Paice, who claims to be just a front-man for ITC tycoon Jeremy Kinnear. [71] A version of the band's rendition was available on a live LP by Jack Hawkins, which was released under two titles, Psychedelic '70s and later as Everything Is Beautiful,[72] The pub singer, played by Denea Wilde, performs a cover of How About You? [115] Mike Hodges said in 2003 he had still not seen the remake, but was informed by a friend that it was "unspeakable". In 2012, the theme was included on the Soul Jazz Records compilation British TV, Film and Library Composers. He forces Eric to drink a full bottle of whisky as Eric had done to Frank, then beats him to death with his shotgun. Hodges said that he and Trumper argued and disagreed constantly, but he still thought he was a "brilliant, brilliant editor" and was "very grateful to him for ...how much he contributed". [48], In shooting the scene in which Carter throws Brumby to his death from the multi-storey car park, Hodges used four shots: one of the pair struggling high up on the stairs; one from the lowest level of the stairwell where Caine actually threw Bryan Moseley over the side onto mattresses; one shot of a dummy falling; and one of the body of Brumby on top of a crushed car. The story is based upon the original where Carter (Stallone) who is an enforcer for a gangster returns home to his brother’s funeral. [100] US publication Box Office gave a cautiously approving review, describing the film as "nasty, violent and sexy all at once". Miranda Richardson, Rachel Leigh Cook, Mickey Rourke and Michael Caine (who starred in the original … Get Carter (2000) Rent $2.99. [49] Other locations in Newcastle and Gateshead, Northumberland and County Durham were also used. [121] Shane Meadows' film Dead Man's Shoes has also drawn comparisons to Get Carter, being similarly a revenge gangster story set around a provincial English town. [65][66] Budd described the experience as "uncomfortable, but it sounded pleasant". Extras included three trailers; the international trailer, an introduction by Michael Caine to the people of Newcastle, and a third featuring Roy Budd playing the opening theme.This format was also used in a VHS set released by Warner Brothers, copyrighted 2001, which included Bullit and Shaft. [47] Michael Klinger and the MGM publicity spokesman dismissed the use of the location as mere coincidence; however, Hodges was aware of the significance of the house and chose it deliberately. He's tough and ruthless, but very quiet and charged with a terrible irony". Mike Hodges' 1971 British gangster thriller is, even today, a triumph of hard boiled crime cinema and perhaps one of the greatest British films of all time. The story takes place in seattle, and as you can imagine, there are a couple of shootings, car chases and so on. [93][94] 11 July 2012. Cliff Brumby, whose club Richie ran, is financially linked to porn and prostitution baron Cyrus Paice, who claims to be just a front-man for ITC tycoon Jeremy Kinnear. Jah Wobble produced a dub cover version of the theme tune in 2009. HoloLens PC Mobile device Xbox 360 Trailer. Klinger was worried that the debut director might be overwhelmed with too many options, but Hodges said he and Atkinson got on very well.[2]. Mike Hodges explained that Howard was an extra in his TV film Rumour, and the director gave him a line to say, but another extra was wrongly credited. One hero tries to help the people inside find their way to safety. He returns for the funeral of his brother Richard "Richie" after a car crash during a storm, atypical of the careful house-father. The team then spliced the beginning segment onto a high-quality print of the film. But when evidence of foul play surfaces, Carter's mission becomes one of retribution rather than redemption. A Las Vegas mob enforcer travels back to his hometown to investigate his brother's mysterious death. Get Carter is therefore a much more socially conscious film than any of its modern counterparts. Tailing Eric leads him to the country house of crime boss Cyril Kinnear (John Osborne). Directed by Mike Hodges. [55] At the advice of Richard Lester, Hodges and his assistant director stayed at a separate hotel to the rest of the cast and crew, which enabled him to have some respite from the production after the shooting day was done. Get Carter (2000) 2000 102 minutes. [6] In 2008 the film was placed at 225 on Empire's 500 Best Movies of All Time list, which was selected by over 10,000 Empire readers, 150 filmmakers and 50 film critics. Jack is sleeping with Gerald's girlfriend Anna (Britt Ekland) and plans to escape with her to South America, but he must first return to Newcastle and Gateshead to attend the funeral of his brother, Frank, who died in a purported drunk-driving accident. [78] The reissue premiered at the National Film Theatre[84] and went on general release on 11 June 1999, showing at the Tyneside Cinema in Newcastle. Someone hired goon Thorpey to make Jack return to Las Vegas. [91] Geoff Mayer observed that "Mainstream critics at the time were dismayed by the film's complex plotting and Carter's lack of remorse". Chibnall notes "it did not, however, find a place in Empire's top fifty videos of the year". He noted the "proletarian detail" of the film which is "unusual in a British detective movie. Title: [39] The shopping centre and car park were closed in early 2008, and demolished in late 2010. As with Hit Man, the film credited Ted Lewis' Jack's Return Home as its source, not Hodges' film, and again it contains scenes which are directly borrowed from the original, such as the opening train ride. And one very seldom quality at the end: This movie is not to long. I can't believe the critics this movie gets here. He waited hours until the sun began setting to capture the overcast shadowy lighting seen in the film. Years ago, Jack Carter left his Seattle home to become a Las Vegas mob casino financial enforcer. [31], Klinger had been approached in 1969 by another producer, Nat Cohen, to make films for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM). Also, reviews are mixed concerning Stallone's acting". [118] It was so badly received on its US release that Warner Bros. decided not to give it a UK theatrical release, anticipating the film would be savaged by British critics and fans. In the ensuing shootout, Jack shoots Peter dead. [113], Another film based on Lewis' book, Hit Man, directed by George Armitage and starring Bernie Casey and Pam Grier,[1] was released in 1972, taking some plot details and treatments, such as a sniper shooting Carter on a rocky beach, from Hodges' film. Get Carter director Mike Hodges on meeting Caine, Ali and Kubrick", "Get Carter: 40th Anniversary 112 minutes that revolutionised the gangster film", "The crime-genre game-changer Get Carter turns 40. 479 likes. [112] In 2011 Time Out London placed the film at 32 in its 100 Best British Films list, which was selected by a panel of 150 film industry experts. This Stereolab version was subsequently used as a sample in the song "Got Carter" by 76. [30] MGM agreed a reasonable but below-average budget of 750,000 (there is some dispute as to whether this figure refers to dollars or pounds)[2] for the production. [122][123] The behind-the-scenes featurettes accompanying the DVDs of Life on Mars repeatedly cite Get Carter. Get Carter is one of them. This remake was not well received by critics in the USA and was not given a UK theatrical release. [124][125] Wobble had long been a fan of the bassline of the track, saying in a 2004 interview with The Independent that "There are some bass lines that contain the whole mystery of creation within them". The movie has an extraordinary visual quality, the titles and the music are worth seeing and hearing this movie. Among those trying to "get Carter" is Con (John C. McGinley), another enforcer from Las Vegas.GET CARTER is the second remake of the bleak and gritty 1971 British thriller of the same title. From $17.99. Suspecting foul play, and with vengeance on his mind, he investigates and interrogates, regaining a feel for the city and its hardened-criminal element.[4]. The Sheriff of a suburban New Jersey community, populated by New York City police officers, slowly discovers the town is a front for mob connections and corruption. When his brother dies under mysterious circumstances in a car accident, London gangster Jack Carter travels to Newcastle to investigate. He found Carter's motivations were inconsistent, either being an avenging angel or an "authentic post-permissive anti-hero, revelling in the casual sadism". [41], Locations along the east coast of England had been scouted by Hodges and Klinger in the spring of 1970, to find a landscape that suggested a "hard, deprived background". Directed by Stephen Kay. [2][35] One of the first locations which attracted Hodge's attention was the Trinity Square multi-storey car park, which dominated the centre of Gateshead. With Sylvester Stallone, Rachael Leigh Cook, Miranda Richardson, Rhona Mitra. The conveyor, a common sight on the East Durham coast, was known locally as 'The Flight'. [57] Hodges described Caine as "a complete dream to work with". [12], The film's premiere was held in Los Angeles on 3 February 1971, with a preview held in New York on 3 March. 7 of 10! [7][38] Hodges thoroughly researched the local Newcastle crime scene, adapting the script to make use of settings and incorporating elements of his research into the story. Get Carter was a film which explored this freedom. Get Carter is a 2000 American action thriller film directed by Stephen Kay and starring Sylvester Stallone, Miranda Richardson, Rachael Leigh Cook, Alan Cumming, Mickey Rourke, John C. McGinley, Michael Caine, and Rhona Mitra.It is a remake of the 1971 film of the same name, in which a younger Caine played the leading role.. On its general release in the North of England, Chibnall notes it had a "very strong first week", before an unseasonal heatwave damaged cinema attendance. The first remake was George Armitage's 1972 film HIT MAN. 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