Friday, August 8, 2008

GET CARTER!!!!!!!!!

IF YOU HAVE NEVER SEEN THIS MOVIE WATCH IT!!!! IT'S A CLASSIC!!!!!MICHAEL CAINE IS A TRUE BAD ASS!Get Carter is a 1971 crime film directed by Mike Hodges and starring Michael Caine as Jack Carter, a mobster who sets out to avenge the death of his brother in a series of unrelenting and brutal killings played out against the grim background of derelict urban housing in the northern English city ofNewcastle Upon Tyne. The film was based on Ted Lewis' 1969 novel Jack's Return Home, itself inspired by the real life one-armed bandit murder in the north east of England[1][2].

The film was Hodges' first job as director; he also wrote the film's script. The film went from novel to finished film in just eight months, with location shooting in Newcastle and Gateshead lasting just forty days. The film was produced by Michael Klinger and released by MGM. This film was also Alun Armstrong's film debut.

In 1999, Get Carter was ranked 16th on the BFI Top 100 British films of the 20th century; five years later, a survey of British film critics in Total Film magazine chose it as the greatest British film of all time.[3]

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