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Get Carter -- When his brother dies under mysterious circumstances in a car accident, London gangster Jack Carter travels to Newcastle to investigate.


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Mike Hodges (screenplay)
Ted Lewis (novel)
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Release Date:
18 March 1971 (USA) See more »
The original gangster is back. See more »
When his brother dies under mysterious circumstances in a car accident, London gangster Jack Carter travels to Newcastle to investigate. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Nominated for BAFTA Film Award. See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Michael Caine ... Jack Carter

Ian Hendry ... Eric Paice

Britt Ekland ... Anna
John Osborne ... Cyril Kinnear
Tony Beckley ... Peter the Dutchman
George Sewell ... Con McCarty

Geraldine Moffat ... Glenda (as Geraldine Moffatt)
Dorothy White ... Margaret
Rosemarie Dunham ... Edna
Petra Markham ... Doreen Carter

Alun Armstrong ... Keith
Bryan Mosley ... Cliff Brumby

Glynn Edwards ... Albert Swift

Bernard Hepton ... Thorpe

Terence Rigby ... Gerald Fletcher

John Bindon ... Sid Fletcher

Godfrey Quigley ... Eddie
Kevin Brennan ... Harry
Maxwell Deas ... Vicar (as Maxwell Dees)
Liz McKenzie ... Mrs. Brumby
John Hussey ... Architect
Ben Aris ... Architect
Kitty Atwood ... Old Woman (as Kitty Attwood)
Denea Wilde ... Pub Singer
Geraldine Sherman ... Girl in Café
Joy Merlyn ... Woman in Post Office
Yvonne Michaels ... Woman in Post Office
Alan Hockey ... Scrapyard Dealer
Karl Howard ... 'J' (as Carl Howard)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ellis Dale ... Undertaker (uncredited)
Alexander Morton ... Hubert (uncredited)
John Quarmby ... 2nd Gambler (uncredited)

Directed by
Mike Hodges 
Writing credits
Mike Hodges (screenplay)

Ted Lewis (novel "Jack's Return Home")

Produced by
Michael Klinger .... producer
Michael Caine .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Roy Budd 
Cinematography by
Wolfgang Suschitzky (director of photography)
Film Editing by
John Trumper 
Casting by
Irene Lamb 
Production Design by
Assheton Gorton 
Art Direction by
Roger King 
Costume Design by
Evangeline Harrison  (as Vangie Harrison)
Makeup Department
Allan McKeown .... hairdresser (as Alan McKeown)
George Partleton .... makeup artist
Paul Engelen .... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Robert Sterne .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Keith Evans .... assistant director
Sound Department
Jim Atkinson .... dubbing editor
Hugh Strain .... dubbing mixer
Christian Wangler .... sound recordist (as Chris Wangler)
Special Effects by
Jack Wallis .... special effects
Johnny Morris .... stunt director (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Dusty Miller .... camera operator
David Budd .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Doug Byers .... electrician (uncredited)
Bill Geddes .... camera grip (uncredited)
John MacAvoy .... grip (uncredited)
Bob Penn .... still photographer (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Bryan Oates .... assistant film editor (uncredited)
Location Management
Derek Gibson .... location manager
Music Department
Roy Budd .... musician
Jeff Cline .... musician: bass (uncredited)
Judd Proctor .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Bill Geddes .... driver: camera car (uncredited)
Other crew
Doreen Dearnaley .... continuity
Johnny Morris .... technical advisor
Crew verified as complete

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Also Known As:
112 min | West Germany:103 min (cut version)
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:R (original rating) | Australia:M (re-rating) (1985) | Brazil:14 | Canada:14A (video rating) | Finland:K-16 (2000) | Finland:K-18 (1971) | France:Tous publics | Ireland:(Banned) (original rating) | Ireland:18 (re-rating) | Italy:VM18 | Norway:15 | Norway:16 (cut) | Singapore:R21 | Sweden:15 | UK:18 | UK:X (original rating) (cut) | USA:R | West Germany:18 (nf) (cut)

Did You Know?

Although he is not credited as such in the film, Michael Caine has been acknowledged, in retrospect, as a co-producer.See more »
Continuity: When Jack Carter arrives at Cliff Brumby's house you can see people at the party through the window. As the car door opens and he gets out, the people visible through the window have changed.See more »
Jack Carter:You couldn't run an egg and spoon race Eric.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in "ER: Get Carter (#10.13)" (2004)See more »
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51 out of 74 people found the following review useful.
Forget Lock Stock and 2 smoking......, 26 January 2001
Author: jamie lear ( from Marbella, Spain

Forget Lock stock...this is how a British gangster film should be made. Michael Caine is excellent as the London based hardman going back to Newcastle to avenge the death of his brother. The use of provincial locations in the early 1970s is almost unique in british cinema. Newcastle itself, it has to be said,looks as cold and ruthless as Jack Carter himself and wouldnt be used by the North of England tourist board.Look out for some first rate performances especially Ian Hendry and the playwrite John Osbourne as a sinister Mr Big.The film is violent and uncompromising but also very entertaining with a neat line in black humour. Dont miss it!

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