The early life and career of Vito Corleone in 1920s New York is portrayed while his son, Michael, expands and tightens his grip on his crime syndicate stretching from Lake Tahoe, Nevada to pre-revolution 1958 Cuba.
A vicious London gangster, Jack Carter, travels to Newcastle for his brother's funeral. He begins to suspect that his brother's death was not an accident and sets out to follow a complex trail of lies, deceit, cover-ups and backhanders through Newcastle's underworld, leading, he hopes, to the man who ordered his brother killed. Because of his ruthlessness Carter exhibits all the unstopability of the android in Terminator, or Walker in Point Blank, and he and the other characters in the film are prone to sudden, brutal acts of violence. Written by
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Attempts to demolish the multi-storey car-park, used several times as a meeting place, were met with protests. "Get Carter" made it one of the few famous buildings in the Gateshead, the borough across the River from Newcastle. See more »
During the nightclub scene where Jack is tracking down Thorpie; Thorpe pushes past two men coming up from the toilets/cloakrooms. When Jack arrives in the toilets moments later one of the men Thorpe passed on the stairs going to the toilet can be seen combing his hair. See more »
[Carter offers to give Keith some money after the latter was beaten up by Carter's enemies and is lying down in bed with his face badly bruised]
Stuff it! My girlfriend is coming from Liverpool tonight! Nice surprise, isn't it?
[throwing him the money]
Here, go get yourself a course in karate.
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I just saw this movie and have to say I enjoyed it. Get Carter details Jack Carter, played by Michael Caine, who goes to his brother's funeral and begins to suspect that his death was not an accident. I thought the acting, particularly on the part of Caine, was excellent. I also enjoyed the music and cinematography. If you're a fan of british gangster films and/or enjoy Michael Caine films, I recommend Get Carter.
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