Get Carter (2000)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  6 October 2000 (USA)
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Years ago, Jack Carter left his Seattle home to become a Las Vegas mob casino financial enforcer. He returns for the funeral of his brother Richard 'Richie' after a car crash during a storm... See full summary »



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Jim Davis (as Mark Boone Jr.)
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Years ago, Jack Carter left his Seattle home to become a Las Vegas mob casino financial enforcer. He returns for the funeral of his brother Richard 'Richie' after a car crash during a storm, atypical of the careful house-father. Talking to the widow, daughter Doreen and enigmatic Geraldine, Jack suspects it was murder. 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. Someone hired goon Thorpey to make Jack return to Las Vegas. There Jack's partner Les Fletcher is restless, apparently about their boss Con McCarty whose wife had an affair with Jack. Someone breaks into Richie's home, looking for a crucial CD. Written by KGF Vissers

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Rated R for violence, language, some sexuality and drug content | See all certifications »

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6 October 2000 (USA)  »

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$40,000,000 (estimated)

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$6,637,830 (USA) (6 October 2000)


$14,967,182 (USA) (8 December 2000)

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There were plans to do a sequel which never materialized. See more »


A chase scene begins during a heavy downpour. In the next shot it stops raining and the car is completely dry. See more »


[first lines]
Jack Carter: Hello, Mr. Davis. My name is Jack Carter, and you don't want to know me.
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Opening quote: "That's all we expect of man, this side the grave: his good is - knowing he is bad." --Robert Browning See more »


Referenced in Bad Movie Beatdown: Nighthawks (2010) See more »


Performed by Paul Oakenfold and Andy Gray
Produced by Paul Oakenfold
Written by Paul Oakenfold, Andy Gray
Published by Windswept Pacific/Mute Song, Copyright Control
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Get (the original) Carter
5 April 2007 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

A remake of the 1971 film with Michael Caine.

Las Vegas mob enforcer Jack Carter travels to Seattle to investigate his brother's mysterious death. Local crime lords want him out, but Carter unrelentingly proceeds in finding the truth.

Starting with a promising beginning (though it remains amusing that someone thought that Stallone can match Caine's acting) the film soon slumps into a bad case of mediocrity. It has the same idea as the original and tries to be as badass with its kinetic and almost experimental direction, but ends up being just poor. Stallone's Carter is given an almost soft side that goes complete against the character from the first film. On top of that there are some enjoyable car chases, but they serve as sensationalism that was critically lacking from the first film.

Then there is the ending, which has some merit (since the film already establish Carter as softer then the original), but even so, it is still pretty stupid and leaves the film with little to say or resonate with. That ultimately makes this is second rate crime movie that you might enjoy, but don't count it. --- 5/10

Rated R for violence and profanity

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