Get Carter

Get Carter

classified 18

Bristol UNESCO City of Film


Please note: This was screened in July 2018

Mike Hodges
Michael Caine, Ian Hendry, Britt Ekland
112 mins, 1971, UK

One of the definitive British crime films of the 20th century - screening on 35mm and followed by a Q&A with its Bristol-born director Mike Hodges.

Michael Caine gives an iconic, frightening performance as Jack Carter, a thug returning to his Newcastle roots to attend his brother's funeral and investigate his death. As events unfold, he uncovers troubling connections to drugs, pornography and corruption, and is soon on a collision course with a criminal kingpin and his crew.

A cult classic that has gone on to inspire many British crime films (including The Long Good Friday, Mona Lisa and Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels), Get Carter left an indelible scar on the country's cinematic canon - we are delighted that its director Mike Hodges will be here for a Q&A to discuss its influence and more.

Archive 35mm Print Courtesy of the BFI.