Get Carter

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Ganglands London Film Festival

“A vicious London gangster, Jack Carter (Michael Caine), travels to Newcastle for his brother’s funeral. He begins to suspect that his brother’s death was not an accident and sets out to follow a complex trail of lies, deceit, cover-ups and backhanders through Newcastle’s underworld, leading, he hopes, to the man who ordered his brother killed.

Q&A with Nick Triplow , author of ‘Getting Carter’ a meticulously researched and riveting account of the career of a doomed genius, Ted Lewis, one of the most important writers you’ve never heard of – the writer behind the book on which the cinema classic ‘Get Carter’ was based, ‘Jack’s Return Home’ – a book which many commentators agree launched contemporary British crime writing

Part of the Gangland London Film Festival

BBFC rating
18
Year
1971
Running time
112 mins
Country
UK
Format
35mm
Director
Mike Hodges
Cast
Michael Caine, Britt Ekland

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October 15th