You're a big man, but you're in bad shape
Jack Carter (Michael Caine ) is a London-based hit man who comes home to Newcastle, England to bury his murdered brother. He learns that his brother has been killed by his old acquaintances in the underworld. When he begins to nose around about the issue, Carter finds himself on the bad side of a lot of people and enters a world of porn, corruption and murder.
He is warned by the crime syndicate to get out of town: advice he doesn't need. No matter what it takes, Carter is focused on finding out who was behind his brother's death; he will be the judge and executioner. With Carter out of control, a contract is put on his life.
Release date: February 1971
The movie was shot in Tyneside, UK
The movie was very explicit in 1971. So two scenes were cut.
The first was one in which Anna caresses herself filmed from the bottom of the bed showing her with her legs open.
The second scene involved the screening of a pornographic film in which Frank’s girlfriend undresses and makes love to Frank’s teenage daughter. Source / More (Book)
Director Mike Hodges: “Jack Carter was such a shit, it never occurred to me that a star would risk his reputation playing him” Source / More (Book)
The movie was remade in 2000 starring Sylvester Stallone. Michael Caine played Cliff Brumbry.
- The Dark Knight -
Batman (Christian Bale) raises the stakes in his war on crime. But soon he find himself prey to a reign of chaos unleashed by criminal mastermind known as The Joker. Michael will be Alfred the butler.
March 14, 1933
Maurice Joseph Micklewhite, Jr
Young Maurice Micklewhite grew up in the slums of South London with dreams of becoming an actor. He entered motion pictures in 1956 and played a variety of roles in such British productions as A Hill in Korea (1956) and Zulu (1964). This was closely followed by his two best-known roles: the spy Harry Palmer, in The Ipcress File (1965) (the first of four films), and the woman-chasing Alfie (1966).
By the 1970s Caine had achieved international stardom. He appeared in the classic Get Carter (1971) and was, again, praised for Sleuth (1972). Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, Caine turned out films at a formidable rate—often three per year—to somewhat mixed results.
By the end of the 20th century, Caine had appeared in more than 100 films. In June 2005 Michael will star in Batman begins as the trusted butler Alfred.
2003 Nominated Best Actor for: The quiet American (2002)
2000 Won Best Actor for: The Cider House rules (1999)
1987 Won Best Actor for: Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
1984 Nominated Best Actor for: Educating Rita (1983)
1973 Nominated Best Actor for: Sleuth (1972)
1967 Nominated Best Actor for: Alfie (1966)