Get Carter (1971; Mike Hodges; )

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The original gritty 1971 gangster cult classic.This film is the first in a series of films chosen by residents of Shieldfield. (Open to all)Michael Caine is London gangster Jack Carter, returning to Newcastle to discover more about the suspicious events surrounding his brother Franks supposedly accidental death.Suspecting foul play, he investigates and interrogates, regaining a feel for the city and its hardened-criminal element; his quest for vengeance builds to its inevitable violent climax.Features iconic scenes of a Newcastle now largely demolished, some classic lines, and a brilliant jazz score by Roy Budd.Get Carter was 16th on the BFI Top 100 British films of the 20th century; five years later, a survey of British film critics in Total Film magazine chose it as the greatest British film of all time.WARNING - contains some scenes of a violent and sexual nature that some may find disturbing.

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