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Get Carter

The movie Get Carter was based on the book Jack's Return Home.

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Movie details for Get Carter

The movie was released in 2000 and directed by Mike Hodges, who also directed Prayer for the Dying (1987). Get Carter was produced by Turner Home Ent. More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.

Actors on this movie include Michael Caine, Ian Hendry, Britt Ekland, John Osborne (II), Tony Beckley, George Sewell, Geraldine Moffat, Dorothy White (II), Rosemarie Dunham, Petra Markham, Alun Armstrong, Bryan Mosley, Glynn Edwards, Bernard Hepton, Terence Rigby, John Bindon, Godfrey Quigley, Kevin Brennan, Maxwell Dees and Liz McKenzie.

 

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For Get Carter, the able Michael Caine checked in his likable working-class-bloke persona to play a very unlikable working-class bloke, London gangster Jack Carter. Heading "up north" to get to the bottom of the recent death of his brother, he runs afoul ... Read More
For Get Carter, the able Michael Caine checked in his likable working-class-bloke persona to play a very unlikable working-class bloke, London gangster Jack Carter. Heading "up north" to get to the bottom of the recent death of his brother, he runs afoul of the local color, who don't appreciate his meddling. Not content to accept the police report of suicide, Carter begins investigating. He encounters the local mob boss, his sleazy chauffeur with eyes like "piss holes in the snow," and the lovely town porn star. The film moves along at a leisurely pace, until Carter finds out the grim truth. The final third of the film has Jack Carter on the vengeance path. No one in this film gets a happy ending. When it's over, you feel as though you need to wipe the soot off yourself and go stand under a sun lamp. The British board of tourism would prefer you didn't watch this film. --Kristian St. Clair

Book details for Jack's Return Home

Jack's Return Home was written by Ted Lewis. The book was published in 1970 by Joseph. More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

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