Dir. Mike Hodges | 1971 | UK | Cert 18 | 112 mins | English language
Starring Michael Caine
Includes pre-film introduction from guest speaker Nick Triplow, Ted Lewis’s biographer and author of GETTING CARTER: Ted Lewis and the Birth of Brit Noir.
Acclaimed 1970s British thriller starring Michael Caine as a hardened gangster returning to his hometown in search of the truth behind his brother’s death.
Though originally from Newcastle, Jack Carter (Caine) has made his name in London as a tough enforcer for the crime boss, Gerald Fletcher (Terence Rigby). On hearing of his brother’s death, Carter returns to Newcastle for his funeral and to investigate his suspicion that his sibling may have been murdered.
After visiting local gangster Cyril Kinnear (John Osborne), Carter is threatened and advised to head back to London. Jack refuses and descends further and further into the city’s underworld as his investigations begin to pay off. His search is merciless, unrelenting and fraught with danger and it becomes clear that he will stop at nothing to exact his own brand of justice.
Tickets are unreserved seating – seat choice is first come, first served, upon doors opening.
Doors to the screening room will open around 10-15 minutes before the performance starts.
7:30pm: Introductions, trailer reel. Main feature, GET CARTER
Hull Noir Ted Lewis Film Season
In partnership with Hull Independent Cinema, Hull Noir presents a short season of exceptional crime films which relate to iconic crime fiction writer Ted Lewis. The gangster classic GET CARTER (1971) will be screened in a mini-series with John Boorman’s influential POINT BLANK (1967), based on Donald Westlake’s hardboiled thriller, The Hunter; and Shane Meadows’ uncompromising small town revenge story, DEAD MAN’S SHOES (2004).
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GET CARTER is presented in partnership with Hull Independent Cinema, Hull Noir and Hull UK City of Culture 2017.