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. Jack's partner Con McCarty is restless, apparently about their boss Les Fletcher, whose wife had an affair with Jack. Someone breaks into Richie's home, looking for a crucial CD.Written by
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 movie, The Pledge (2001). See more »
Carter's Cadillac has a headlight out after the big chase scene with the boys from Vegas. But when Carter pulls up to the nightclub both headlights work. See more »
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 BrowningSee more »
The DVD version of the film contains several scenes not in the theatrical rlease. See more »
I can't believe the critics this movie gets here. I hated Stallone as Rambo, as Rocky and I love him in this role. And even if you have seen the 1971 original, not everyone can remember all the details - at least I couldn't. (I think there is just about two or three movies about Jesus, and nobody cares about the remakes). Stallone is out to take vengance on the murderers of his brother, a decent barman working to support his family. The story takes place in seattle, and as you can imagine, there are a couple of shootings, car chases and so on. But that's not the movie. The movie is the fight from a bad guy against the bad guys to get justice for someone who didn't do anything wrong. The movie has an extraordinary visual quality, the titles and the music are worth seeing and hearing this movie. And one very seldom quality at the end: This movie is not to long. Get Carter! 7 of 10!
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