In London, twenty-seven year-old hairdresser Rita decides to complete her basic education before having children as desired by her husband Denny. She joins a literature course in an open ... See full summary »
A vicious London gangster, Jack Carter, travels to Newcastle for his brother's funeral. He begins to suspect that his brother's death was not an accident and sets out to follow a complex trail of lies, deceit, cover-ups and backhanders through Newcastle's underworld, leading, he hopes, to the man who ordered his brother killed. Because of his ruthlessness, Carter exhibits all the unstopability of the cyborg in The Terminator (1984), or Walker in Point Blank (1967), and he and the other characters in this movie are prone to sudden, brutal acts of violence.Written by
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The scenes at the top of the multi-story car park, were in what was due to be a restaurant, but it was never completed, because the local fire brigade refused to grant it a fire certificate, on the grounds that if a fire had broken out in it, they wouldn't have been able to get the fire engines up the top due to the steep ramps and low ceilings. See more »
Carter's rented Cortina is actually 2 cars, which have different registrations YBB 371H and YBB 372H at various points during the film. 371H acquires a dent above the front grille at one stage, while 372H never shows this dent, but does lose its front bumper. See more »
British gangster classic starring Michael Caine as the eminently quotable, ultimately tough Jack Carter
Hard to believe that a major studio felt the need to remake this British gangster classic, which ranks up there with the likes of The Long Good Friday as one of the finest home grown films of the past 30 years.
Caine is the gangster who goes to Newcastle for his brother's funeral and begins to suspect his death was no accident; cue edgy thrills and violence as he exacts revenge on the folks he believes responsible.
Caine, as in the majority of his signature roles, is superbly armed with a set of eminently quotable one-liners ("You're a big man, but you're out of shape" tops the bill this time), and as emotionally detached and violently ruthless as Point Blank's similarly vengeful Lee Marvin, while director Hodges paints a gritty, bleak picture of the gangster underworld.
Soap fans will be equally intrigued to see Coronation Street's Alf Roberts (aka Bryan Moseley) being tossed off a roof.
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