Get Carter is a British cinema classic that took over twenty years to be recognised for its impact on the public and critics alike. Regularly voted as one of the greatest British films ever released, 'Get Carter' tells the tale of a London gangster seeking revenge in an area he thought he had left for good, the heady Northern city of Newcastle. Warned to stay away by his London employers, his quest for vengeance and a belated sense of righting wrong was too much of a draw to avoid. Fueled by ambiguity, revenge and unanswered questions, Jack heads north for a final showdown with his family, old friends and enemies.
An intentionally perverse and grim film, and with Mike Hodges at the helm for his breakthrough directorial film, we see a side of Newcastle life now virtually unrecognisable. Real life local settings and people were used heavily in the film, adding to the realism and starkness the film presents. Whilst we only now appreciate the film for what it brought to our screens and conscious, many things have changed in the time in between. So, welcome to the website that is everything Jack Carter.
Jools and Paul Donnelly have recently been in touch to let us know of a campaign they have running to mark a piece of Newcastle film history by attempting to get a heritage plaque installed for the film Get... Read More
As Get Carter turned 50 years old last week it was inevitable that there would be a number of retrospective articles around the web looking back on the film and it’s anniversary. Whilst the site didn’t get much more... Read More
A huge milestone for the film as this week marks 50 years since Get Carter was released to the British public all that time ago in 1971. The film initially held a Newcastle premiere on the 7th March 1971... Read More
The Newcastle Chronicle has reported that a rare Get Carter poster has sold for a staggering £1,800 at a North East auctioneers. One of the North East’s best-loved films – Get Carter – marks the 50th anniversary of its... Read More
As part of the ongoing Criterion Reflections series, the series has come to 1971 and this week they have covered Get Carter. Criterion Reflections is David Blakeslee’s ongoing project to watch all of the films included in the Criterion... Read More
The Ted Lewis group continue their excellent appreciation of the author and his finest work by announcing their events for 2020. As we are approaching the 50th year of the anniversary of the film’s release and the 80th birthday... Read More