When a serial killer turns his attention on the lead detective he is asked to check into a clinic treating law enforcement officials who cant face their jobs. As the patients begin being murdered they restart doing what they do best.
Charles S. Dutton,
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 film, 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 »
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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