Get Carter (1971) dir. Mike Hodges

Jack Carter, a London gangster, returns to his hometown of Newcastle for the funeral of his brother, in whose “accidental” death he suspects foul play. A classic British crime thriller, one of the best in the genre.
Striking, cold display from Michael Caine in the lead role, directed with precision by Mike Hodges.
Themes of vengeance, morality and amorality, woven into a social commentary. A gritty look into the underworld of organized crime.
A complex plot, which may even require multiple viewings to completely understand. Considered quite excessive in violence for the period, though it is one of the films that became eponimous of the “relaxation” of film censorship in the 1960/70’s (along with the likes of Peckinpah’s Straw Dogs, Kubrick‘s A Clockwork Orange, and others). Filmed during a time of heightened interest in the British public towards organized crime and gangsters, after the conviction of the Kray twins in 1969.
Based on the novel Jack’s Return Home by Ted Lewis. Though somewhat forgotten with time, a resurgence of public interest after endorsements from several big-name contemporary directors (Tarantino, Guy Ritchie) led to a heightened interest during the 1990’s and a cult following to this day. Poorly remade in 2000 with Sylvester Stallone in the lead role of Jack Carter.

Get Carter Cast: Michael Caine, Ian Hendry, John Osborne, Britt Ekland, Glynn Edwards

IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067128/

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