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Caine became a co-producer of the film. Get Carter was Hodges's first feature film as director, as well as being the screen debut of Alun Armstrong. MGM was reducing its European operations and the film became the last project approved before it closed its Borehamwood studios. The story follows a London gangster , the eponymous Jack Carter Caine , who travels back to his home town to discover more about his brother Frank's supposedly accidental death.
Suspecting foul play, and with vengeance on his mind, he investigates and interrogates, regaining a feel for the city and its hardened-criminal element. Caine and Hodges had ambitions to produce a more gritty and realistic portrayal of violence and criminal behaviour than had previously been seen in a British film.
Caine incorporated his knowledge of real criminal acquaintances into his characterisation of Carter. Hodges and cinematographer Wolfgang Suschitzky drew heavily on their backgrounds in documentary film. Combined with Hodges' research into the contemporary criminal underworld of Newcastle in particular the one-armed bandit murder and the use of hundreds of local bystanders as extras , produced a naturalistic feel in many scenes. The shoot was incident-free and progressed speedily, despite a one-day strike by the Association of Cinematograph, Television and Allied Technicians.
The production went from novel to finished film in eight months, with location shooting lasting 40 days. Get Carter suffered in its promotion, firstly from MGM's problems and secondly owing to the declining British film industry of the period, which relied increasingly on US investment. Initial UK critical reaction to the film was mixed, with British reviewers grudgingly appreciative of the film's technical excellence but dismayed by the complex plot, violence and amorality, in particular Carter's apparent lack of remorse at his actions.
US critics were generally more enthusiastic and praised the film but it was poorly promoted in the US by United Artists and languished on the drive in circuit while MGM focused its resources on producing a blaxploitation version of the same novel, Hit Man.
On its release Get Carter received no awards and did not seem likely to be well remembered. It was not available on home media until but always maintained a cult following. Endorsements from a new generation of directors such as Quentin Tarantino and Guy Ritchie led to a critical reappraisal which saw it recognized as one of the best British movies. This remake was not well received by critics in the US and was not given a UK theatrical release.
Jack is sleeping with Gerald's girlfriend Anna Britt Ekland and plans to escape with her to South America , but he must first return to Newcastle and Gateshead to attend the funeral of his brother, Frank, who died in a purported drunk-driving accident.
Unsatisfied with the official explanation, Jack investigates for himself. Jack goes to Newcastle Racecourse seeking old acquaintance Albert Swift Glynn Edwards for information about his brother's death, but Swift spots Jack and evades him. Jack encounters another old associate, Eric Paice Ian Hendry , who refuses to tell Jack who is employing him as a chauffeur.
Jack bursts in on Kinnear, who is playing poker, but learns little from him; he also meets a glamorous drunken woman, Glenda Geraldine Moffat. As Jack leaves, Eric warns him against damaging relations between Kinnear and the Fletchers. Back in town, Jack is threatened by henchmen who want him to leave town, but he fights them off, capturing and interrogating one to find out who wants him gone. He is given the name "Brumby". Jack knows Cliff Brumby Bryan Mosley as a businessman with controlling interests in local seaside amusement arcades.
Visiting Brumby's house Jack discovers the man knows nothing about him and, believing he has been set up, he leaves. Jack meets Margaret to talk about Frank, but the Fletchers' men are waiting and pursue him. He is rescued by Glenda who takes him in her sports car to meet Brumby at his new restaurant development at the top of a multi-storey car park.
Brumby identifies Kinnear as being behind Frank's death, also explaining that Kinnear is trying to take over his business. Jack has sex with Glenda at her flat, where he finds and watches a pornographic film where Doreen is forced to have sex with Albert Swift.
The other participants in the film are Glenda and Margaret. Overcome with emotion, Jack becomes enraged and pushes Glenda's head under water as she is taking a bath. She tells him the film was Kinnear's, and that she thinks Doreen was pulled into the production by Eric.
Forcing Glenda into the boot of her car, Jack drives off to find Albert. Jack tracks Albert down at a betting shop. Albert confesses he told Brumby that Doreen was, indeed, Frank's daughter. Brumby showed Frank the film to incite him to call the police on Kinnear. Eric and two of his men arranged Frank's death. Information extracted, Jack fatally stabs Albert.
Jack is attacked by the London gangsters and Eric, who has informed Fletcher of Jack and Anna's affair. In the ensuing shootout, Jack shoots Peter dead. As Eric and Con escape, they push the sports car into the river unaware that Glenda is in the boot. Returning to the car park Jack finds Brumby, beats him senseless and throws him over the side to his death.
He then posts the pornographic film to the vice squad at Scotland Yard in London. Jack abducts Margaret at gunpoint. He telephones Kinnear in the middle of a wild party, telling him he has the film and makes a deal for Kinnear to give him Eric in exchange for his silence. Kinnear agrees, sending Eric to an agreed location; however, he subsequently phones a hitman to dispose of Jack.
Jack drives Margaret to the grounds of Kinnear's estate, kills her with a fatal injection and leaves her body there. He then calls the police to raid Kinnear's party. Jack chases Eric along a beach. He forces Eric to drink a full bottle of whisky as Eric had done to Frank, then beats him to death with his shotgun.
Having avenged his dead brother and the sexually abused Doreen, Jack walks along the shoreline. As he goes to throw his shotgun into the sea, he is shot in the head from a distance. The sniper rifle is wielded by the hitman, only identified as "J", who was in Jack's carriage on his initial train journey to Newcastle during the film's opening credits, who then proceeds to carefully deal with his equipment before calmly walking away with it in his bag.
Jack lies dead on the shore with the waves beginning to lap up against him. There was pressure from MGM to have more big-name American stars in the film, which was successfully resisted by Hodges.
Others were sourced from local casting company Beverley Artistes, which sent everyone registered with it for audition, one of these being Deana Wilde, who was cast as the pub singer. Several of the company's actors were also in background shots in the film including the casino, streets, bars and the police raid scene. Mike Hodges recruited a band of experienced character actors to play the small supporting roles. Godfrey Quigley was cast as Eddie, a colleague of Frank Carter's.
Kevin Brennan appears as Harry the card-player. Ben Aris , who plays one of the architects, is better known for British situation comedies. Carl Howard  's character of the assassin, "J", is only identified by the initial on his ring, in his only film role, and an appropriate mystery surrounds his real identity.
His name does not appear on the credits of some prints. Mike Hodges explained that Howard was an extra in his TV film Rumour , and the director gave him a line to say, but another extra was wrongly credited. Hodges promised he would make it up to him and cast him in Carter , but his name was missed off some of the original prints.
Hodges said in "Carl and credits don't seem destined for each other". In the late s film censorship relaxation produced an increase in dark, uncompromising films, with many directors pushing the boundaries of acceptability. Get Carter was a film which explored this freedom. In , producer Michael Klinger devised plans for a gangster film to capitalise on public interest in the British criminal underworld after the Kray Twins ' convictions. Klinger was invited to view a first print of Peter Walker 's Man of Violence and was unimpressed, telling the director "I'm going to make a gangster film, but it's going to cost a lot more than this and it's going to be better".
Andrew Spicer has written that "he [Klinger] sensed its potential to imbue the British crime thriller with the realism and violence of its American counterparts". Hodges said he was influenced in his writing by the works of Raymond Chandler and Hollywood B-movies such as Kiss Me Deadly , because they showed "how to use the crime story as an autopsy on society's ills". As Chibnall writes. The immediate consequence was the loss of the insights into Carter's motivations provided by his memories of boyhood and his relationships with brother Frank and delinquent gang leader Albert Swift.
Also lost was the backstory of Carter's dealings with Eric Paice during their time as rival gangsters in London, in particular, Eric's violent treatment of Carter's lover Audrey Anna in the screenplay the memory of which fuels Carter's hatred.
The significance of the double-barrelled shotgun as Carter's choice of weapon which in the novel symbolises family ties and Carter's memories of more innocent times hunting with his brother was lost in the film adaptation. Carter's killing of Brumby  and his own assassination were further alterations from the novel, emphasising the film's parallels with revenge tragedy  and Carter's role as what Geoff Mayer calls "the moral agent Now that's a sort of Christian ethic in a way [ Locations along the east coast of England had been scouted by Hodges and Klinger in the spring of , to find a landscape that suggested a "hard, deprived background".
To Hodges, the car park and the cast iron bridges over the Tyne , "seemed to capture the nature of Jack Carter himself". The location for Cyril Kinnear's house, Dryderdale Hall, near Hamsterley, Bishop Auckland , provided a real-life connection with organised crime. Many believed the crime was part of a failed attempt by the Kray twins to gain control of the Newcastle underworld. Principal photography took place in the north east between 17 July and 15 September This lab processed Kodak 's Eastman Color Negative , so it is most likely the film was shot on this stock.
My main task was lighting on location, very moderately, and waiting for the right daylight and setting the exposure on the lens". Klinger was present on set for much of the film shoot. However, Hodges said he encountered very little interference by the producer.
At one point Klinger and Caine asked if Hodges might work in a "chase sequence", but he persuaded them that it would draw too many comparisons with Bullitt  a chase sequence between Carter and the London gangsters is mentioned in the shooting script. Caine apologised immediately. The most complicated scene to shoot was Kinnear's game of cards. There are four simultaneous conversations, with a lot of plot exposition and the introduction of two important characters, Kinnear and Glenda.
The technical complexity was compounded by the variation in light coming through the windows, and Osborne's whispered delivery  which made microphone placement difficult. Hodges moved the camera and the boom closer to Osborne as the scene progressed. In shooting the scene in which Carter throws Brumby to his death from the multi-storey car park, Hodges used four shots: one of the pair struggling high up on the stairs; one from the lowest level of the stairwell where Caine actually threw Bryan Moseley over the side onto mattresses; one shot of a dummy falling; and one of the body of Brumby on top of a crushed car.
Hodges chose the beach for its bleak, dark atmosphere but when he returned to shoot the scene he found it bathed in bright sunshine, unsuitable for the sombre conclusion he was hoping for. He waited hours until the sun began setting to capture the overcast shadowy lighting seen in the film.
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The working titles of this film were Bent and Carter. The opening and ending cast credits vary in order. At the end of the book, Carter is wounded, presumably mortally, by a knife thrust from "Eric Paice," rather than being shot by an assassin hired by "Cyril Kinnear. According to modern sources, when director-writer Mike Hodges wrote the screenplay, he had Ian Hendry in mind for Carter, although in the finished film, According to modern sources, when director-writer Mike Hodges wrote the screenplay, he had Ian Hendry in mind for Carter, although in the finished film, Hendry plays Eric.
It was a big car park, but it was in bad shape. The film they wanted a piece of was Get Carter , a Jacobean Jack-obean? Much has changed beyond recognition in Newcastle since Get Carter was filmed. The slums have been cleared for tidy modern homes, although the imposing High Level or Iron Bridge Carter chased across remains. It was such an incredibly visual city. It looked like Chicago or New York. There were those extraordinary bridges and, of course, the other element was the huge ships, which were a kind of architecture in themselves.
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Remastered special edition soundtrack to the British gangster film, a cult favorite and arguably Roy Budd's finest work, it was originally released in and stars Michael Caine. Gatefold sleeve. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
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Caine became a co-producer of the film. Get Carter was Hodges's first feature film as director, as well as being the screen debut of Alun Armstrong. MGM was reducing its European operations and the film became the last project approved before it closed its Borehamwood studios. The story follows a London gangster , the eponymous Jack Carter Caine , who travels back to his home town to discover more about his brother Frank's supposedly accidental death.SEE VIDEO BY TOPIC: The Italian Job (1969)
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It is a remake of the film of the same name , also starring Caine. The film was released in the United States on October 6, Jack Carter, a mob enforcer living in Las Vegas , returns home to Seattle after hearing that his brother, Ritchie, was killed in a drunk-driving accident. His partner, Con McCarty, covers for him with his mob boss, Fletcher - whose girlfriend Audrey is having an affair with Jack. At his brother's funeral, Jack meets his niece, Doreen, and Eddie, a friend and co-worker of Ritchie. Both tell Jack that Ritchie rarely drank and would never have driven while intoxicated; Eddie also says Ritchie would not be involved in any illicit activities. He also talks to a woman, Geraldine, who is evasive and cryptic about her relationship to Ritchie.
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