Get Carter (2000)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Sylvester Stallone Jack Carter
Rachael Leigh Cook Doreen Carter
Miranda Richardson Gloria Carter
Alan Cumming Jeremy Kinnear
Mickey Rourke Cyrus Paice
John C. McGinley Con McCarty
Rhona Mitra Geraldine
Johnny Strong Eddie
John Cassini Thorpey
Garwin Sanford Les Fletcher
Michael Caine Cliff Brumby
Movie Details
Genre Crime; Thriller; Action; Drama
Director Stephen T. Kay; Stephen Kay
Producer Mark Canton; Neil Canton; Ashok Amritraj; Steve Bing
Writer Ted Lewis; David McKenna
Studio Warner Brothers; WARNER HOME VIDEO
Language English
Audience Rating R
Running Time 1 hr 44 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
The original Get Carter (1971), directed by Croupier's Mike Hodges, stars Michael Caine as Jack Carter, a mob enforcer who returns to his hometown after the suspicious death of his brother. The plot has a breezy, improvised feel and Caine is fantastic, an amoral man who would sleep with any girl or torture any guy to get what he wants. In the American remake, Sylvester Stallone plays a sanitized version of Jack Carter, a guy who is violent but ultimately moral. It doesn't work nearly as well. The whole movie seems like it's been crafted around the Stallone persona, which gives it a manufactured rather than spontaneous feel. Admittedly, that is not helped by the film-school pyrotechnics of director Stephen Kay, who fills the frame with so much unnecessary camera movement that it really feels like he spent more time setting up the camera shots than he did on the script. Moving the story from a small town north of London to Seattle works better because of the subplot concerning Internet porn, of which Seattle is a virtual hotbed. The downside is that it allows for Alan Cumming's portrayal of a Bill Gates-like billionaire as a near-retarded boy-child. Other actors fare better with their roles, particularly Rachel Leigh Cook and Mickey Rourke, though Michael Caine's presence only serves to draw unfair comparisons to the original. That said, if you buy both versions you will learn more about the state of Hollywood at the turn of the millennium than with a year's subscription to Variety. --Andy Spletzer
Personal Details
My Rating
Seen It No
Index 910
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 11/25/03
Purchase Price $5.00
Store Warehouse
Owner JC
Links IMDB
Amazon US
Folder 008
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 2.35:1 Color (Anamorphic)
2.35:1
Layers Single side, dual layer
UPC 085391858324
Chapters 28
Release Date 2001
Subtitles English; French
Packaging Snap Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital 5.1
English Dolby Digital 5.1
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen Dolby