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.

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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 expect … Read More

50 Years On From the ‘One-Armed Bandit’ Murder
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As we all know, the film ‘Get Carter’ was based on Ted Lewis’s eponymous novel ‘Jack’s Return Home’. But did you know that the novel itself is loosely connected to a similar, real-life story that happened in the North-East only … Read More

Newcastle Chronicle Brutalism Article
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The Newcastle Chronicle has an excellent new article on the Brutalist buildings that Owen Luder designed for Newcastle Upon Tyne. Naturally, it includes some information and great pictures of the famous Get Carter car park. It’s an interesting read and … Read More

Get Carter cinematographer Wolfgang Suschitzky dies aged 104
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The Guardian has reported the death of Get Carter cinematographer Wolfgang Suschitzky at the age of 104. He was a photographer, cameraman and cinematographer who was involved in television and film production over many decades. His contribution to Get Carter, arguably his … Read More