Based a real-life turf war in County Durham, this low-budget crime thriller has become a cult classic. Michael Caine draws upon his own experience growing up in Rotherhithe to play a London gangster to chilling perfection. Filmmakers like Guy Ritchie and Quentin Tarantino cite the film as a key influence.
“Caine’s performance as Jack Carter has gone on to become the epitome of cool, with his measured and ruthless portrayal of a man consumed with revenge.” Almar Haflidason, BBC
“a film of exceptional viciousness and mordant humor, which single-handedly blew the bloody doors off British crime films of the era” Sean Burns, The ARTery
Starring: Michael Caine, Ian Hendry, Britt Ekland, John Osborne
|Directed by||Mike Hodges|
|Running Time||112 mins|