Jack Carter

It's 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.

News

Ted Lewis Group Outline Plans for 2020

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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

Ted Lewis Group – Lots of upcoming events

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As we all know, without the original Jack’s Return Home book we would never have had the film that we all know and love. The book was only made possible as it was written by a mercurial author called... Read More

Mike Hodges Crowdfunding Three New Noir Novellas

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Word has reached us that famed Get Carter director, Mike Hodges, is currently crowdsourcing funding for three new novels that he has written. The three noir novellas, titled Bait, Security and Grist explore various themes and include all you would... Read More