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.
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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.
To view the now location shot, just mouseover the filming location still. Stills with a red border do not have a now shot.
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.
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)
gt002a. Crematorium doorway, Newcastle.
gt002an. Crematorium doorway now from Brian. (Modern Photo Added: 20-07-2008)
gt002b. East Chapel of the West Road Crematorium, Newcastle.
gt002bn. Now, thanks to Brian Leng. (Modern Photo Added: 20-07-2008)