Get Carter

October 6, 2000 0 By Fans
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Years ago, Jack Carter left his Seattle home to become a Las Vegas mob casino financial enforcer. He…

Release Year: 2000

Rating: 4.8/10 (16,907 voted)

Critic's Score: 24/100

Stephen Kay

Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Rachael Leigh Cook, Miranda Richardson

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. There Jack's partner Les Fletcher is restless, apparently about their boss Con McCarty whose wife had an affair with Jack. Someone breaks into Richie's home, looking for a crucial CD.

Writers: Ted Lewis, David McKenna


Sylvester Stallone

Jack Carter

Miranda Richardson


Rachael Leigh Cook


Rhona Mitra


Johnny Strong


John C. McGinley

Con McCarty

Alan Cumming

Jeremy Kinnear

Michael Caine

Cliff Brumby

John Cassini


Mickey Rourke

Cyrus Paice

Mark Boone Junior

Jim Davis

(as Mark Boone Jr.)

Garwin Sanford

Les Fletcher

Darryl Scheelar

Security Guard

Crystal Lowe

Girl #1

Lauren Lee Smith

Girl #2

(as Lauren Smith)

The Truth Hurts


Official Website:
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Release Date: 6 October 2000

Filming Locations: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $40,000,000


Opening Weekend: $6,637,830
(8 October 2000)
(2315 Screens)

Gross: $14,967,182
(10 December 2000)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?


Michael Caine, who plays Cliff Brumby in this film, played Jack Carter in the original
Get Carter.


A chase scene begins during a heavy downpour. In the next shot it stops raining and the car is completely dry.


[first lines]

Jack Carter:
Hello, Mr. Davis. My name is Jack Carter, and you don't want to know me.

User Review

Perfectly watchable thriller – but little more

Rating: 6/10

A mob enforcer goes back to his native Seattle to sort out the suspicious
death of his brother.

The original film is one of the best English thrillers of all time and
despite being made nearly thirty years ago still packs a punch. Sadly this
film is not really in its league, despite a bigger budget and more ground

The main problem is that the authors clearly love the original and this
leaves so much of what happens as a question mark to the new viewer.
Characters are thrown in from nowhere and Carters involvement with his
bosses' girl is almost in another movie. Micheal Caine's small role (as a
barman) is funny in that he was the original Jack Carter, here reprised by
Sly Stallone.

While quick to admit this is mediocre stuff you have to say that you get
your share of car chases (well done too), fights, creeps, sleaze, family
bonding, shoot outs and even the odd bit of light humour. The fight between
Stallone and Mickey Rouke (here playing a buisnessman-stroke-creep) for

This film features interesting cinematography, with strange forward jump
cuts (ripped off from The Limey), odd angles and the use of colour filters.
In short, the producers trying to make more out of the material than is in
the script. The choice of a wet Seattle is also curious and different.
Presumably the nearest to Newcastle-Upon-Tyne (the setting of the original)
that the producers could think of.

So it is only an average product, but will see much worse than this in our
lifetime and it does move along at a fair and steady clip. People are
getting to knock Stallone for being Stallone, but he doesn't do bad a job
here, a stonefaced enforcer that is prepared to shed a tear when needs be!
Not great acting, but he looks the part.

Don't be put off by the low IMDB ratings, plenty of worthy films are two or
three points higher but are far more boring. Popcorn fodder it may be, but I
thought it was worth seeing through and even declared myself modestly
entertained at the end of it. Not as good as the original but not a lot

Footnote: This is actually not the first remake of Get Carter. A
blackspolitation version was made in the 1970's called