FILM : Get Carter
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FILM / MOVIE TITLE DATE FILM STAR(S) WHO APPEAR IN THE LOCATION SCENES FILM / MOVIE LOCATIONS / SCENES
Get Carter 1971 Michael Caine, Ian Hendry, Britt Ekland, John Osbourne, Tony Beckley, Petra Markham, Geraldine Moffatt County Durham, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear
Director : Mike Hodges   Production Company : Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, British Studios  Region : NORTH

A hitman returns to Newcastle to investigate the mysterious death of his brother, to find a complex trail of lies, deceit and murder.

This whole film was researched and all the now scenes captured by Brian Leng. A huge thanks to him.

02.06.16 Stuart Davis has done considerable work on this film and has completed a Get Carter appreciation website that can be viewed at http://www.getcarter.xyz/ He believes there are some errors in the captions that we are showing. As a result we are currently re-visiting this film.

THIS FILM IS AVAILABLE ON AMAZON - JUST CLICK THE LINK BELOW

Get Carter [1971] [DVD]

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We are always looking for more help with identifying these filming locations and would be grateful for any positive identifications, snippets or references you can offer about these movie making locations.
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Get Carter - Frank Street, South Benwell, Newcastle.
Get Carter

gt001a. Frank Street, South Benwell, Newcastle.

gt001an. This still from the film shows the funeral cars driving down the lane, which may be a better shot than gt001b as it clearly shows the pylons crossing the river. Brian Leng.

Get Carter - Frank Street Again with Dunston Power Station now occupied by Gateshead's Metro Shopping Complex.
Get Carter

gt001b. Frank Street Again with Dunston Power Station now occupied by Gateshead's Metro Shopping Complex.

gt001bn. This scene was filmed in Frank Street, South Benwell which is on the western outskirts of Newcastle. The area was actually under demolision during the filming of Get Carter and many of the houses including the one used in the film were already empty.
The locals watching the filming of this scene were horrified that the hearse left the house from the rear lane rather than the front street. This, they claimed just wouldn't have happened in real life as it showed a complete lack of respect. Apparently they made their views known to the film crew in no uncertain terms!
There is virtually no surviving architectural evidence of this location other than the electricity pylons crossing the River Tyne at the bottom of the hill. Dunston Power Station on the opposite side of the river disappeared many years ago to be replaced by the Metro Centre shopping complex. Brian Leng.
(Modern Photo Added: 14-02-2010)

Get Carter - Crematorium doorway, Newcastle.
Get Carter

gt002a. Crematorium doorway, Newcastle.

gt002an. Crematorium doorway now from Brian.
(Modern Photo Added: 20-07-2008)

Get Carter - East Chapel of the West Road Crematorium, Newcastle.
Get Carter

gt002b. East Chapel of the West Road Crematorium, Newcastle.

gt002bn. Now, thanks to Brian Leng.
(Modern Photo Added: 20-07-2008)

Get Carter - The Gatehouse to Dryerdale Hall.
Get Carter

gt003. The Gatehouse to Dryerdale Hall.

Get Carter - Dryerdale Hall.
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gt004a. Dryerdale Hall.

Get Carter - Dryerdale Hall, side entrance.
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gt004b. Dryerdale Hall, side entrance.

Get Carter - Dryerdale Hall, main entrance.
Get Carter

gt004c. Dryerdale Hall, main entrance.

Get Carter - Front of Dryerdale Hall.
Get Carter

gt004d. Front of Dryerdale Hall.

Get Carter - Side of Dryerdale Hall.
Get Carter

gt004e. Side of Dryerdale Hall.

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