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Year: 2000
USA: Warner Bros
Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Miranda Richardson, Rachael Leigh Cook, Michael Caine, Alan Cumming, Mickey Rourke, John C McGinley, Rhona Mitra, Johnny Strong, Gretchen Mol
Director: Stephen Kay
Country: USA
USA: 102 mins
USA Rated: R for violence, language, some sexuality and drug content
USA Release Date: 6 October 2000


Jack Carter (Sylvester Stallone) has spent his life collecting for other people - debts, agendas, retribution. He stands alone and always stands apart. But when his brother is killed in an accident, it takes Carter home ... to the family he abandoned, to the debts that were never paid, and a mystery that will take him to the center of his own soul.

For Jack, the trip home to Seattle is a second chance to make amends for past mistakes. He re-connects with his brother's wife, Gloria (Miranda Richardson), and her teenage daughter, Doreen (Rachael Leigh Cook), who are both suspicious of his sudden interest. But when he discovers that his brother's death has murder written all over it, his purpose quickly changes from redemption to revenge.

Jack forms an uneasy truce with Doreen, and soon she is helping him navigate the seamy underbelly of the city, through a deceptive world where nothing is what it seems. Carter is inclined to mete out his own brand of justice to the guilty; but the closer he gets to the truth, the more he questions his own motives, and instead of vengeance, he finds forgiveness and, ultimately, redemption.

Co-starring with Sylvester Stallone is Academy Award winner Michael Caine (THE CIDER HOUSE RULES), who starred in the original 1971 version of GET CARTER, as Cliff Brumby, owner of the club managed by Carter's dead brother. Also starring are Alan Cumming (EYES WIDE SHUT) as Jeremy Kinnear, a computer millionaire with a seedy sideline; Mickey Rourke (THE RAINMAKER) as Cyrus Paice, the mobster who helps to spin the evil web that destroyed Carter's family; Rhona Mitra (THE HOLLOW MAN) as the mysterious Geraldine, a woman closely connected to Carter's murdered brother; and Johnny Strong (DON'T EAT CHILI AT THE DETOUR DINER) as Eddie, one of the club's unsavory employees. Appearing in the role of Carter's seductive Vegas love interest is Gretchen Mol.

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