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A Las Vegas mob enforcer, travels back to his hometown to investigate his brothers' mysterious death.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jack Carter
... Gloria
... Doreen
... Geraldine
... Eddie
... Con McCarty
... Jeremy Kinnear
... Cliff Brumby
... Thorpey
... Cyrus Paice
... Jim Davis (as Mark Boone Jr.)
... Les Fletcher
... Security Guard
... Girl #1
... Girl #2 (as Lauren Smith)
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Storyline

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 KGF Vissers

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The Truth Hurts


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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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Box Office

Budget:

$63,600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,637,830, 8 October 2000, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$14,967,182, 10 December 2000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,445,811, 10 December 2000
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jack Carter: Hello, Mr. Davis. My name is Jack Carter, and you don't want to know me.
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Crazy Credits

Opening quote: "That's all we expect of man, this side the grave: his good is - knowing he is bad." --Robert Browning See more »

Connections

References The Lone Ranger (1949) See more »

Soundtracks

Falling
Performed by Soma Sonic
Produced by Soma Sonic
Written by Francois Paterson, Dominic Paterson, 'Katalin Kiss' and 'Amanda Weiss'
Published by Subsonic Recordings
Courtesy of Sonic Images
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Trendy, junky, phony remake
15 October 2000 | by See all my reviews

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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