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
Director Stephen Kay clashed with Franchise Pictures, the financier, over the tone of this movie. Kay wanted the movie to be more of an "anti-revenge" movie, while Franchise wanted a more traditional Sylvester Stallone action movie. See more »
The Volvo 240 makes the sound of an American muscle car with a V8 engine. 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 »
From Rusholme With Love
Performed by Mint Royale
Written by Chris Baker, Neil Claxton, John Mayer
Contains samples from "Acka Raga"
Performed by John Mayer
'Acka Raga' taken from the album "Indo Jazz Fusions"
Published by Copyright Control
Courtesy of Faith & Hope Records Ltd.
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Trendy, junky, phony remake
Approximately 1/10th as good as the original, this version of GET CARTER doesn't even have the courage to use the original ending. And it is edited in today's hyper-trendy style using extremely brief shots edited together in a welter of images hoping to create an impression of kinetic action. Instead, it's just indecipherable chaos.
Stallone tries his best, but his mustache and goatee have the odd effect of squeezing his lips together increasing his resemblance to a fish. He's also saddled with long, boring scenes with his niece (or maybe she's his daughter) that really don't lead anywhere. This has a different main villain than the original, but it's hardly a surprise since Mickey Rourke's character gives it away in his first scene. (But what happens to Mickey Rourke later? If he's dead, why wasn't there some kind of reaction from the numerous bystanders?) Stallone needs to forget about the audience liking him, and go for the realism of the character, but he never, never will show that kind of imagination and integrity.
Showy, trendy junk.
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