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Franchise Pictures was reluctant to cast Mickey Rourke, in light of his troubled past as a Hollywood bad-boy. Friend Sylvester Stallone, who put Rourke up for the role, guaranteed a portion of his salary, so if Rourke did cause any delays or problems, the production would be covered. Rourke turned up every day on time, and was a complete professional. His work impressed Franchise enough that they hired him shortly after for their next film, The Pledge (2001).
The original screenplay, for which Stallone signed on, was much more violent, and focused more on the "revenge" element.
For the flashback scenes that show Richie's murder, Stephen Kay wanted the film to look grainy and damaged, so he asked Deluxe, the film processor, to think outside the box. Happy to oblige, the techs at Deluxe tied the film to the back of a car and drove it around their parking lot - creating the scratched look. The experiment was short-lived when a Deluxe executive saw it, and ordered them to stop - fearing it would give the company a bad name.
Sir Michael Caine, who plays Cliff Brumby in this film, played Jack Carter in the original Get Carter (1971).
Director Stephen Kay clashed with Franchise Pictures, the financier, over the tone of the film. Kay wanted the film to be more of an "anti-revenge" film, while Franchise wanted a more traditional Stallone action picture.
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When Doreen asks Carter why he went away for so long, Carter responds, "That's a long story." Doreen replies, "It's a long ride back." These lines were also spoken in Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985) when John Rambo is speaking with his Vietnamese insider.
There were plans to do a sequel, which never materialized.
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Before Sylvester Stallone and Mickey Rourke worked together, they both were considered to play Axel Foley in Beverly Hills Cop (1984), and Butch Coolidge in Pulp Fiction (1994).
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Unlike the original Get Carter (1971), which has received a cult following, particularly in the UK, and was considered to be a financial success, the 2000 remake was not well received by critics, and did not receive a theatrical release in the UK. It also did poorly at the box-office.
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Rhona Mitra's character, Geraldine, may be a nod to Geraldine Moffat, who played a similar character in the original Get Carter (1971).
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Rachael Leigh Cook and Alan Cumming also appeared in Josie and the Pussycats (2001).
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Sylvester Stallone says to Mickey Rourke "I know who I am." This was a line said repeatedly by Mickey Rourke at the climax of Angel Heart (1987).
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One of the reasons why Michael Caine agreed to appear in the remake to one of his best films as it afforded him the chance to work with his friend, Sylvester Stallone. The two had bonded when they made John Huston's Victory (1981).
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Sir Michael Caine's character was only in one scene in the original cut, but test audiences said they liked him, and they transformed the movie, to have Caine as the bad guy.

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