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Get Carter (2000)

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

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Stephen Kay

Writers:

Ted Lewis (novel), David McKenna (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sylvester Stallone ... Jack Carter
Miranda Richardson ... Gloria
Rachael Leigh Cook ... Doreen
Rhona Mitra ... Geraldine
Johnny Strong ... Eddie
John C. McGinley ... Con McCarty
Alan Cumming ... Jeremy Kinnear
Michael Caine ... Cliff Brumby
John Cassini ... Thorpey
Mickey Rourke ... Cyrus Paice
Mark Boone Junior ... Jim Davis (as Mark Boone Jr.)
Garwin Sanford ... Les Fletcher
Darryl Scheelar ... Security Guard
Crystal Lowe ... Girl #1
Lauren Lee Smith ... 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


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language, some sexuality and drug content | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Warner Bros.

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 October 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El implacable See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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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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Color:

Color (Alphacine)

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2.35 : 1
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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). See more »

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[first lines]
Jack Carter: 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 Browning See more »

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Cyber Sex
Performed by Made For Masses
Produced by Wolfgang Matthes, Tyler Bates
Written by Wolfgang Matthes, Tyler Bates
Published by Tyler Bates Music BMI 2000
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Perfectly watchable thriller - but little more
11 September 2003 | by Peter HayesSee all my reviews

A mob enforcer goes back to his native Seattle to sort out the suspicious death of his brother.

The original film is one of the best English thrillers of all time and despite being made nearly thirty years ago still packs a punch. Sadly this film is not really in its league, despite a bigger budget and more ground coverage.

The main problem is that the authors clearly love the original and this leaves so much of what happens as a question mark to the new viewer. Characters are thrown in from nowhere and Carters involvement with his bosses' girl is almost in another movie. Micheal Caine's small role (as a barman) is funny in that he was the original Jack Carter, here reprised by Sly Stallone.

While quick to admit this is mediocre stuff you have to say that you get your share of car chases (well done too), fights, creeps, sleaze, family bonding, shoot outs and even the odd bit of light humour. The fight between Stallone and Mickey Rouke (here playing a buisnessman-stroke-creep) for example.

This film features interesting cinematography, with strange forward jump cuts (ripped off from The Limey), odd angles and the use of colour filters. In short, the producers trying to make more out of the material than is in the script. The choice of a wet Seattle is also curious and different. Presumably the nearest to Newcastle-Upon-Tyne (the setting of the original) that the producers could think of.

So it is only an average product, but will see much worse than this in our lifetime and it does move along at a fair and steady clip. People are getting to knock Stallone for being Stallone, but he doesn't do bad a job here, a stonefaced enforcer that is prepared to shed a tear when needs be! Not great acting, but he looks the part.

Don't be put off by the low IMDB ratings, plenty of worthy films are two or three points higher but are far more boring. Popcorn fodder it may be, but I thought it was worth seeing through and even declared myself modestly entertained at the end of it. Not as good as the original but not a lot is.

Footnote: This is actually not the first remake of Get Carter. A blackspolitation version was made in the 1970's called "Hitman."


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