Get Carter

From The Grindhouse Cinema Database

Get Carter (1971, UK) is a cult Crime-Thriller film directed by Mike Hodges.

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Main Details

  • Released in 1971 | Color
  • Running Time: 112 min | Germany: 103 min (cut version)
  • Production Co: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer British Studios
  • Distribution Co: MGM-EMI (1971) (UK) (theatrical) | Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) (1971) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Directed by Mike Hodges
  • Written by Mike Hodges, Ted Lewis
  • Starring Michael Caine, Ian Hendry, Britt Ekland, Tony Beckley
  • Produced by Michael Klinger, Michael Caine
  • Original Music by Roy Budd
  • Cinematography by Wolfgang Suschitzky
  • Film Editing by John Trumper

Tagline

  • What happens when a professional killer violates the code? Get Carter!

Background

The screenplay was adapted by Hodges from Ted Lewis' 1969 novel Jack's Return Home. Producer Michael Klinger optioned the book and made a deal for the ailing Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) studio to finance and release the film, bringing in Hodges and Caine. Caine became a co-producer of the film. Get Carter was Hodges' first feature film as director, as well as being the screen debut of Alun Armstrong. MGM was scaling back its European operations and the film became the last project approved before the American company closed its Borehamwood studios. The film is set in North East England and was filmed in and around Newcastle upon Tyne, Gateshead, and County Durham. (Wikipedia)

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