Get Carter

Get Carter

classified 18
Film

Please note: This was screened in May 2022

Director
Mike Hodges
Cast
Michael Caine, Ian Hendry, Britt Ekland
Details
112 mins, 1971, UK
Primary language
English

Mike Hodges’ seminal classic, perhaps the greatest of all British gangster films, has been newly restored in 4K to celebrate half a century since its initial release.

Sir Michael Caine is Jack Carter, the London gangland enforcer who returns to his hometown of Newcastle to avenge his brother’s untimely death.

Rarely has the criminal underworld been so realistically portrayed than in this 1971 masterpiece. Shot on location, resulting in a devastatingly authentic snapshot of life in the north east of England in the late-industrial period, Get Carter remains arguably the grittiest and greatest of all British crime films.