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
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 movie, The Pledge (2001). See more »
During the fight in the elevator, Carter's suit is ripped at the back. Later the suit is intact again. See more »
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 BrowningSee more »
The DVD version of the film contains several scenes not in the theatrical rlease. See more »
" I'm the kind of guy your mother warned you about "
In 1971, the first of these action, violence prone films was offered. In the original novel, written by Ted Lewis, it was Michael Caine who was the unstoppable, revenge filled Gangster out to discover who killed his brother. In this updated version directed by Stephen Kay, we have Sylvester Stallone playing Jack Carter. Both versions were very well conceived. The updated film has added the blood, gore and non-stop drama which is common with newer versions. The story remains the same in that Carter (Stallone) learns his younger brother died under suspicious circumstances and he is determined to learn why. Along the way, he is met with business types who are not interested in helping Carter find the truth. To that end, John C. McGinley, Mickey Rourke and even Michael Caine get in the action. The movie is filled with dark sequences, black violence and thrilling chase scenes, all of which add to the final outcome. Great movie and a worthy successor to the original. ****
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